May 2000 Issue

Letters: May 2000

Screen Resolution
Once again, you have done an evaluation of a new GPS unit (Garmin GPS 295) and you have included a comparison chart of all the competing hand held GPS units features and specifications but youíve left out one of the most important quantitative specifications: the resolution of the displays. I believe this is more important than the size of the display.

A small high-resolution display can display a surprising amount of information without becoming cluttered and unreadable. I fly with a 10-year-old Argus 5000 which is still state-of-the-art except that itís monochrome.

Its display resolution is 512x256 pixels. And although rather small, it allows for a...

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