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Sunlight readability #14183931 11/07/21 05:02 PM
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Does any graph manufacturer have an easier to read display in sunlight than the others? Saw a Garmin hype claiming improved sunlight readability. Anyone have experience with the latest versions?


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Re: Sunlight readability [Re: LFA17] #14183955 11/07/21 05:43 PM
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My Lowrance Carbons are easy to see in direct sunlight.


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Re: Sunlight readability [Re: LFA17] #14184326 11/08/21 12:43 AM
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Like Steez says the Lowrance are good in sunlight as long as they are on a bracket to tilt them a little bit. Not only that they have great memory and will hold 4 of my lake Chips. Humminbirds have very little memory and will only hold one lake chip with 200 WayPoints. You will be downloading to a blank SD card and or deleating to put in the next lake you are going to.


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Steez is spot on, the Carbon series is the best I’ve ever owned.

Re: Sunlight readability [Re: LFA17] #14184332 11/08/21 12:49 AM
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If Garmin is claiming that, it must be on the 8*** series.

Re: Sunlight readability [Re: LFA17] #14185262 11/09/21 04:12 AM
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All my Lowrance units are very visible in direct sunlight.
Here is my BIG GRIPE however (not to go on a tangent . . ):
When i fish till dark, I turn the console graph brightness down so that Im not blinded on the run home. I like being able to see where Im going in the dark.
Now the next day, back in the bright sunlight . . now the screen is so dark that I cant see anything . . including the "adjust brightness" icon!!
Takes me 30 minutes to try and get the brightness level back up.

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had birds for decades, now have 3 9" garmin and they do have a much better daylight visibility, with the touch screen they are super easy to adjust as well.


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Originally Posted by Littledog
All my Lowrance units are very visible in direct sunlight.
Here is my BIG GRIPE however (not to go on a tangent . . ):
When i fish till dark, I turn the console graph brightness down so that Im not blinded on the run home. I like being able to see where Im going in the dark.
Now the next day, back in the bright sunlight . . now the screen is so dark that I cant see anything . . including the "adjust brightness" icon!!
Takes me 30 minutes to try and get the brightness level back up.


I used to have the same problem when I ran lowrance, but if I remember correctly just short press the power button a couple times to adjust the brightness back to where you can see it.

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Originally Posted by Littledog
All my Lowrance units are very visible in direct sunlight.
Here is my BIG GRIPE however (not to go on a tangent . . ):
When i fish till dark, I turn the console graph brightness down so that Im not blinded on the run home. I like being able to see where Im going in the dark.
Now the next day, back in the bright sunlight . . now the screen is so dark that I cant see anything . . including the "adjust brightness" icon!!
Takes me 30 minutes to try and get the brightness level back up.

Short presses of the power button will cycle through the brightness settings. I got frustrated the first time too.


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