Originally Posted by Yakima
I've seen more than a few references to an older Garmin V GPS, recommended as a good, solid unit.
For those of you who are familiar with that beast:
how is the screen in bright sun?
are there good mounting options for a bike?
It's a non color unit, so it actually does fairly well in the sun from what I can remember.
The RAM mount is a pretty standard and secure setup for it.
Do you have any history with GPS's? The V is getting very dated and IIRC, it has about 19mbs of internal storage.
Hardly anything compared to today's unit. It was also a pretty slow GPS when redrawing maps. If you plan on using "older" map sets like Road & Rec or maybe some older topo, its still got some value, but forget about loading any modern maps in it. They are just too big to fit.
I had a V, but sold it many moons ago. I actually still own a couple GPS III's. The only thing they are good for these days is being a speedo/odo on a dirt bike and maybe a compass.