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Old 06-16-20, 12:40 PM
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Originally Posted by njkayaker View Post
Got another from BTD this morning. The link works now.

You can pre-order it (expected 7/4). $600.
Just as soon as they get the software working?
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Old 06-16-20, 01:36 PM
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Originally Posted by njkayaker View Post
Increasing the resolution without increasing the physical size of the screen means the detail is smaller (and harder read).
Having more pixels in the same area doesn't mean anything is smaller or harder to read unless you use the same # of pixels as before to display something - shrinking it. What everyone wants is more pixels being used to display the same thing at the same size. That means more detail in the maps, and crisper text. Easier to read.
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Old 06-16-20, 01:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Seattle Forrest View Post
Having more pixels in the same area doesn't mean anything is smaller or harder to read unless you use the same # of pixels as before to display something - shrinking it. What everyone wants is more pixels being used to display the same thing at the same size. That means more detail in the maps, and crisper text. Easier to read.
Yes, this is true.

But Garmin doesn't do that.

Most things don't scale stuff. It seems like scaling stuff takes CPU power (which is something the Garmin's don't really have much of).
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Old 06-17-20, 02:59 PM
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My Fenix 6 has more pixels than my Fenix 5 did. Same physical size for the unit. It's not many more, but enough to make the text and lines look right. Battery life is almost 3x even with the higher res screen and faster CPU. Probably thanks in large part to the new Sony GPSr.

But then screenshots of the 1030+ look pretty good on the maps page. I've only seen street maps, I'm guessing satellite imagery isn't as good.
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