Author Topic: Best Colour scheme on Vista HCX in strong sunlight.  (Read 733 times)

2_Flat_Erics

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Best Colour scheme on Vista HCX in strong sunlight.
« on: July 18, 2010, 04:18:39 pm »
I'm using our  new Vista HCx with the default colour scheme at the moment and find it pretty hard to read in strong sunlight.

I know that any LCD screen is going to be hard to read in direct light but Garmin do make a big point in the advertising about it haveing a screen that is viewable in strong direct sunlight.

Do any of you other users of the Etrex range have a preffered colour scheme for use in bright sunlight conditions?
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Re: Best Colour scheme on Vista HCX in strong sunlight.
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2010, 08:17:36 pm »
I use default colours (apart from displaying routes & tracks in pink or blue) and I have one of those anti-glare screen films. I don't seem to struggle to much but I only tend to use pre-planned routes navigating only at turns when the back light comes on - ie I don't use it as a map deciding on the route as I go along. 

Re: Best Colour scheme on Vista HCX in strong sunlight.
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2010, 08:31:07 pm »
I think adjusting the mounting angle will make more of a difference than colour schemes - takes a little while to get it optimised for your usual riding position. I just use the default schemes, apart from changing tracks to bilious green.

andygates

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Re: Best Colour scheme on Vista HCX in strong sunlight.
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2010, 10:59:05 pm »
Angle it square on to your face.

Yes, this is a real problem if the sun is such that all you see is your lovely face smiling back at you, but at all other times, it's the best angle.
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