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post #1 of 2 Old Jun 15th, 2008, 8:20 pm Thread Starter
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Regular or Wide Screen

I am considering the purchase of a Tom Tom One 130S or the XL330S. Not sure about going with the 330S that has the wide screen, 4.3" vs the 130S which is 3.5". In the car I would prefer the larger screen but on the bike I am conserned that it is too large of a device. I am sure the larger screen will be easier to see which is a plus. Also the new Tom Tom's have a windshield mount built onto the back of the unit. That may present a problem with mounting on the RT.
Is bigger better?

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post #2 of 2 Old Jun 16th, 2008, 8:38 am
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Re: Regular or Wide Screen

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I am considering the purchase of a Tom Tom One 130S or the XL330S. Not sure about going with the 330S that has the wide screen, 4.3" vs the 130S which is 3.5". In the car I would prefer the larger screen but on the bike I am conserned that it is too large of a device. I am sure the larger screen will be easier to see which is a plus. Also the new Tom Tom's have a windshield mount built onto the back of the unit. That may present a problem with mounting on the RT.
Is bigger better?

Steve
Lots of considerations there. I'll touch on a couple. No experience with those exact models. I have both wide-screen and regular-aspect ratio navigators in small and large sizes for both 2 and 4 wheels applications and don't perceive a big difference from the day-to-day user perspective ... particularly since you listen to the instructions a lot as well as look at the screen. I think a more significant concern is if you can operate the screen buttons or physical buttons with while wearing gloves. And, can you see the screen in daylight? If either screen size or its aspect ratio confers an advantage there, it might be worth your favor. Wide screens and larger screens don't always show a great deal more effective picture information ... they are just larger; depending on personal visual acuity and physical dexterity, etc., that can be of some benefit.
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