Originally Posted by jdycus
Thanks, just as I suspected. Would a practical alternative be an Android device or Raspberry with a daylight readable screen
(if there is such a thing)?
Many people are out there navigating with android devices or an iPad
. IMO, it is important to consider the weather
that you expect to reasonably encounter and be sure that your solution is both weather
proof and use able for the weather you expect. For example, will the touch screen work
in pouring rain?
I can imagine situations where an iPad
or Android device is appropriate, and I can imagine where it might not be.
For what it is worth, my Garmin
was under 200 and easy to mount on my pedestal
. Other manufacturers make equivalently priced entry level plotters that I think are also a great value. I already had the Garmin charts on an SD card, so that wasn't a factor for me.
But if you already have a phone
, that is essentially free.