G 590 Review
I posted this in another thread but here it is again. I am very happy with it. It am still working mating it with Basecamp. The Montana has a number of limitations, comparitively, but it does not have a transreflective display, indeed, as I checked, there is no auto/moto GPS with a transreflective display: the G 590 is the only one. I hope Garmin puts the display on all the auto/moto line. It was developed a long time ago for LCD watches that couldn't otherwise be seen in daylight.
1. It is sunlight readable all the time. Facing a mid afternoon sun, I could see in the display my flapping yellow safety vest but still see the display.
2 It has about 3 sq in more display area than the 4.3 in Nuvi and nearly all of it is map because you can't display lots of other things: gone are elevation and time to destination at the same time but you can display a lot of those things on the fly one at a time.
3. It took my mini sd card with 24K TOPO and uses it fine. The user interface is different enough that I will take some time getting used to it.
4. I won't use the connectivity features.
5. The included Moto mount is a very robust RAM mount with a thick cable running out the side that has pwr and grn wires, audio out, headset in, and a USB (in or out I don't know). When connected there is no sound. If you use the included car pwr cable, 12 v to mini plug on the back of the G 590, you will have sound.
6. As you all know, or should know, there are very few sunny days here in the Seattle Area so I feel a little foolish for shelling out for this thing when the Nuvi 2455 worked just fine except in bright sunlight, which as you know only too well, is so rare in Seattle. A Texican would surely find the G 590 worth every penny.