Originally Posted by perfectstranger
But have you used one? Plugged in, brightness is not an issue. The only time it's not plugged in is when it's not on my bike or in my car. I had a 60CSX at one point. Before that was a GPSIII+. Garmin makes decent recreational grade GPS receivers.
No, I have no personally used one on a bike, but honestly, have read so many complaints about the screen, on forums, that I find it hard to beleive everyone is lying.
Now, you say "when plugged in", which suggests that backlight needs to be running all the time, correct?
My 60CSx has a great screen in the sun....in fact, when the sun shines on it, it's even better, sharp and bright, with no backlight.
While I do plug mine in sometimes, I must say, the bonus of all day riding, on 2 x AA batteries, with no wires or cords, is really nice....simply, clean, effective.
I really do prefer the touchscreen interface of the Oregon, but the screens are small enough on these handhelds, that I would not consider one that is not known to have "great" screen.
Lots of user opinions here : http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=420347