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Old 29-05-2015, 05:41   #16
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I have Sony xperia tablet. Much better than the Samsung I used before..
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Old 29-05-2015, 05:54   #17
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Which sony xperia do you have? Can you post a link? I read an old sony xperia z4 review that stated it was superb in direct sunlight.
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Old 29-05-2015, 06:22   #18
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[QUOTE=OnTour;1836096]I use an IPad but can't see it with polarized sunglasses :-(


I have run into this same problem with both my iPad and my Garmin. This may sound silly, but you need to tilt or rotate either your head or the display. You can see the brightness change and probably get it so the display completely disappears. It is annoying but easy to work around.

The light emitted from most displays is highly polarized, so when viewing them through polarized glasses you have to be lined up just so. At some point I want to do a post on this in much more detail. I learned all about this when I repaired my very old depth gauge with some recycled material from an old lap top screen.
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Old 29-05-2015, 07:13   #19
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I'm not sure how polarization works but on our Spanish Virgin Islands trip last week my friend and I were both wearing polarized sunglasses side-by-side and were using a Raymarine running Navionics charts and an iPad running Navionics app right next to each other. I could see both clearly with my polarized glasses. When I turned my head sideways I couldn't see them anymore. My friend was the opposite. He couldn't see them unless he tilted his head.
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Which sony xperia do you have? Can you post a link? I read an old sony xperia z4 review that stated it was superb in direct sunlight.
Z2-SGP521-4G not as bright as Z4 but but enough for my eyes. The difference is only 2 DIN's speaking with photography terms so hardly recognizable with eye sight.
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Old 29-05-2015, 11:35   #21
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After having spent many hours, I'm computer illiterate, searching for tablet mainly for nav. internet, not for entertainment, I've come to decision to buy Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10", 16GB +ext. up to 64....250$, I think new.
Could someone more experienced evaluate it?
For me it seems to be OK
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After having spent many hours, I'm computer illiterate, searching for tablet mainly for nav. internet, not for entertainment, I've come to decision to buy Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10", 16GB +ext. up to 64....250$, I think new.
Could someone more experienced evaluate it?
For me it seems to be OK
And thank you all, dziadek Jacek
Take care you get the model with 4G..
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Re: Tablet for navigation

I too am cosidering a new tablet because my cell phone carrier is practically giving them away. My current cell phone screen (Samsung III) is worthless in broad daylight and consequently I am concerned about the resolution of various tablet models/manufacturers.

It doesn't seem like any of them have the same daylight visibility of a hand held garmin and I don't want to purchase a tablet only to find out later it's just a larger version of my ineffective cell phone screen.
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I'm not sure how polarization works but on our Spanish Virgin Islands trip last week my friend and I were both wearing polarized sunglasses side-by-side and were using a Raymarine running Navionics charts and an iPad running Navionics app right next to each other. I could see both clearly with my polarized glasses. When I turned my head sideways I couldn't see them anymore. My friend was the opposite. He couldn't see them unless he tilted his head.
One of you had (cheap?,) incorrectly made sunglasses with the polarising lens cut and inserted 90 out of orientation. They will not be reducing glare off horizontal surfaces such as water, they will be reducing glare off vertical surfaces such as windows.
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Take care you get the model with 4G..
Why? I'm not going to use tablet to telephone ...if I have wifi internet I can skype, can't I?
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Why? I'm not going to use tablet to telephone ...if I have wifi internet I can skype, can't I?
You need it for the GPS to work, no need to get the SIM card if you don't wan't it.
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Not sure about that particular model but I don't think you need any of the phone functions for the GPS to work. Down load your charts when you have wifi, just uses the GPS receive independently while at sea.
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Not sure about that particular model but I don't think you need any of the phone functions for the GPS to work. Down load your charts when you have wifi, just uses the GPS receive independently while at sea.

Many Apple models don't have GPS at all unless you buy the cellular-enabled version. Once you have a GPS-enabled version, you don't have to actually use the cellular capability.

Android tablets usually are the other way: GPS enabled, whether you have cellular capability or not.

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Many Apple models don't have GPS at all unless you buy the cellular-enabled version. Once you have a GPS-enabled version, you don't have to actually use the cellular capability.

Android tablets usually are the other way: GPS enabled, whether you have cellular capability or not.


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Don't count on it, most wifi models get their positions from land based data networks... Thou I'd like to know which ones have real GPS, that's of course if there're some.
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Old Asus tablet (don't remember model ) Apple iPad Air and older iPad 2 or 3 all have true GPS receiver functions built in. At least the ones I have do.
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