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    What GPS has a big display?

    Hey everyone - I have a Garmin Etrex but the numbers are too small to read while moving (I am old and need reading glasses!). Some of you use GPS units where the display numbers are big. Some of these units look like they have velcro loops to mount on the handlebars, others look like they are read on their side. What do you guys recommend? Thanks!


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    If you're only interested in speed and heading, (compass) maybe the Speedpuck would work for you? It's waterproof as well.

    http://www.velocitek.com/speedpuck/
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    very nice! thanks

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    Ram-mount makes magnifiers that could be used with your Etrex. Looks like you'll need their cradle & mount for it though.

    http://www.ram-mount.com/CatalogResu...9/Default.aspx

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    I saw a Garmin 201. I think it has what I want. It straps nicely to handlebar pad.

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    Hey Art, can you tell if that speed puck can do a max speed recall?

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    Maximum Speed: Displays maximum 10 second average speed, maximum instantaneous speed or flashes between both (user configurable).

    Technical Specifications
    Speed Accuracy: ±0.2 Knots
    Heading Resolution: 1°
    Display Update Rate: 2Hz (once every 0.5 sec.)
    Water Resistance: ipx-8 to 3m / 10 ft
    Display: 27mm / 1.06” digit height 120 degree viewing cone
    Data Logger: Lat, Long, Time, Speed, and Heading recorded at 0.5 Hz (once every two seconds)
    +30 hour of capacity
    Data download requires Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Mac OS X 10.6.
    Batteries: 3 x AA +20 hour endurance rechargeable or disposable
    Dimensions: 115mm / 4.5" diameter, 27mm / 1.06" thickness.
    Weight Including Batteries: 295g / 0.65lb
    GPS Chipset: u-blox LEA-4A
    Warranty: One year

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    I likey!

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    Thanks everyone for your feedback. I bought a Garmin Fortrex 301 from Amazon. It has a very large MPH display and tracks top speed, distance, etc. I strap it on the handlebar pad and can read it easily. Cost was very reasonable.

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