Here’s a question from Ali, who asks whether the screen on the Garmin Edge 1000 is a good reason to upgrade from his Garmin Edge 800.
I’m considering the Edge 1000 because I believe that the screen is much larger and therefore mapping is better – I find the 800 very hard to follow in murky, rainy or sunny conditions….that yellow route marker is never particularly clear.Is the 1000 screen worth the expense of upgrading from the 800?
Garmin Edge 1000 screen resolution
Given the larger screen with a higher resolution, it’s fair to say that as a navigation device, the Edge 1000 is more attractive. Maps look better and are easier to follow.
Bear in mind that the Edge 1000 now comes with a pretty decent OSM map already installed. This is a massive improvement over the old 800, which came with an utterly useless basemap which really needed to be upgraded. (Find out how to do that, in this post.)