I don't know about iPads, but my cheap Samsung Galaxy TabA is easy to read un bright sunlight. I did have it overheat once after it was left out in the hot sun while at the dock, and it came back once it cooled off in the shade. I also had the same thing happen to my Garmin mounted gps on my last boat. I have never heard of rugged cases affecting the functionality of a tablet or phone in any way.I’m going to be a person who rains on this parade. sorry! The major problem with iPads, tablets, smart phones is it’s really hard to see the screen in the bright sunlight and they tend to overheat when used this way. It will need constant charging too. I have Navionics loade iPhone which I use as backup and it is wonderful! As others say it will need to be in a case which may decrease its functionality.
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