SailNet Community - View Single Post - Handheld GPS differences
View Single Post
post #29 of Old 11-10-2013
Senior Member
TakeFive's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Swarthmore, PA
Posts: 3,854
Thanks: 12
Thanked 102 Times in 91 Posts
Rep Power: 8
Re: Handheld GPS differences

Originally Posted by asdf38 View Post
Touchscreen concerns me although some quick research suggests it's resistive. Does anyone know for sure?
The Oregon and Dakota touchscreens are resistive.

Con: They require more pressure than capacitive to register a tap, and are therefore not suitable for typing long chains of characters.

Pro: They respond to taps from a gloved finger.

I confirmed that my Oregon works fine when I am wearing a glove. Obviously, thinner gloves will give better resolution for your taps.

Rick S., Swarthmore, PA
USCG Certified Captain, 50 Ton Master and OUPV
ASA Certified 101/103/104/105/106

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2001 Catalina 34MkII Tall Rig Breakin' Away, Universal Diesel M35B, Mantus 35 lb. anchor, sailing out of Rock Hall Landing Marina

Last edited by TakeFive; 11-10-2013 at 09:58 PM.
TakeFive is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome