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Old 03-28-2004, 04:20 PM
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Question GPS Color vs. B&W

I wanted to get a fixed mount GPS and it seems that the color versions are about twice the price. The functions on Garmins and Lowrance seem about the same except for the B&W vs. color. Are people finding that the color are easier to read while underway? Did anyone buy one and then switch - if so why?
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I just switched from a Garmin 180 to a 182C.

MUCH better, and worth the extra $, IMO.
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B&W is very hard to see in bright sun, color much better.
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This is a topic I've been thinking hard about too. I will be pulling the trigger on a new GPS in the next couple of weeks. Haven't made up my mind on which one to get either. My budget is no more than $600, so I don't know if this is attainable or not.

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B&W is very hard to see in bright sun, color much better.
I have both and have the opposite problem. Can't see the color in bright sun. That is the only reason I keep the B&W unit on the boat.
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Color even in bright light is excellent. Channels and shallow water are clearly recognizable due to color variations.

Get the color version if you can. Worth the $$$$.
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Here is the one I'm leaning toward. Keep in mind I have NO clue what to look for. Does anyone see something in this unit that I should look out for? Can I use it for both land and water? I'm really clueless on this subject.

I would really like to be able to use it for the boat and truck if possible.

http://www.basspro-shops.com/servlet...rTarget=browse

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I currently run the Garmin 2006c. It is fantastic. The capabilities are amazing and I have been over 1000 miles and it has done a wonderful job. I wish I had the room for the 2010c. I highly recommend it.

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Hard to go wrong with Garmin. Also like Lowrance, they have also been very good to me.
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Any feedback on the one I linked?

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