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Old 03-04-18, 07:37 PM
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Originally Posted by spinnaker View Post
The problem with a small screen is you can't effectively plan alternate routes. Yes you can zoom out but you also lose details on minor roads.
This is rub with units that do mapping, how big ?. A tablet or one of the giant smartphones obviously do a better job displaying maps, but are just too big for a lot of users. My experience was a Bolt and the Edge 810 were on the small side to view maps, while the 1000 and Elemnt are about right and I would not want anything bigger. Plus with a smartphone, if you want water resistant, you need an Otterbox or Lifeproof case, which makes the unit even bulkier.
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