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Old 02-26-10, 07:08 AM   #1
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Your GPS directions ON the road

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?

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For those cyclists in the market for a sat nav, it’s much easier and safer for them to be looking at the road ahead than a handlebar-mounted screen
http://www.eta.co.uk/2010/02/23/bicy...rm=tam+tam+gps
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Old 02-26-10, 08:30 AM   #2
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very cool!
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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.
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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.
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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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