Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: West Bloomfield, MI, USA
Re: Garmin 7200 & 7500 GPS
It's a bigger screen for sure and likely to be much easier to see. It's pretty bright, too. Don't expect much better resolution or more information on the screen, though, for all that size. These critters were sort of designed with a truck instrument panel or motor home visual distance in mind, not really as a high resolution video monitor. A family member with visual acuity issues also selected a 7200 for your stated reason and noted a distinct improvement -- meaning he could actually see it compared to the more typical 3 - 4" screen which he couldn't see at all. If you have a chance, post a picture of your installation when you make it happen ... I'm sure others would appreciate seeing it installed on a motorcycle to get a sense of where to locate it and how it works out. For waterproofing, suppose you could use a shower cap when it rains.