Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets - Your GPS directions ON the road
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02-26-10, 06:08 AM
Just stumbled over this. A fun novelty, but might as well stick with a standard GPS IMO. It's just shifting the visual part of the unit a few feet ahead of you. Plus varying road surfaces may make it difficult to read. Would look solid in the dark though :) What do you think?
For those cyclists in the market for a sat nav, itís much easier and safer for them to be looking at the road ahead than a handlebar-mounted screen
02-26-10, 07:30 AM
02-26-10, 10:11 AM
That would be great as long as you only travel at night. Even green lasers, even just a point, aren't really visible in full sun. Spread them out with a holographic pattern like that and there's zero point zero chance of ever even seeing it.
Steve in MA
02-26-10, 10:53 AM
I'm thinking there would be a danger that the beam would distract/be in the eyes of oncoming motorists, especially if the unit gets knocked out of alignment during a ride. I'll stick with my Garmin Nuvi 500 w/ spoken directions. :thumb:
02-26-10, 01:56 PM
Yeah wet surfaces would probably also play havoc with it. And I doubt that the battery life would win any longevity prizes. I'd likely end up constantly watching it and crash anyway!
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