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Old 09-08-19, 02:00 PM
Steve B.
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If you are not navigating or needing maps, then Wahoo.

I didn't like and could not read the Turn-By-Turn white text on black background of the Bolt I used. Could not read it while wearing sunglasses and hated having to stop or take off my sunglasses. I much prefer the Garmin color maps with white arrow screen that pops up for TBT. As well maps from Garmin are superior and there's a variety of different free maps that can be loaded to garmins, including Topo's if you are off-road. I find Wahoo maps to be mostly road centric.

OTOH, you could write a friggin book about all the issues with Garmins and I had to recently return a 1030 as it was just flaky and useless from the get go. The 2nd unit I purchased is rock solid.
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