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Old 04-24-2013, 09:59 AM   #1
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Cool2 Best solution to read the GPS if you need Reading Glasses

Let's see or hear your solution to the need for some cheaters while viewing the GPS screen. I'm thinking someone has come up with a magnifying glass on a mount, or a quick draw holster for the 1.5's...
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:02 AM   #2
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here ya go.




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Old 04-24-2013, 10:17 AM   #3
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Looks great as long as it's stiff enough not to bang the screen, and doesn't burn a hole when the sun comes out ;-)
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:22 AM   #4
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Let's see or hear your solution to the need for some cheaters while viewing the GPS screen. .
My eyesight is not good and I wear 3+ reading glasses but I dont really have a problem reading my GPS while riding.
I have my Zumo mounted close to me though. Its on a RAM mount, mounted just below the clutch perch on my handlebars.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:36 AM   #5
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How about bifocals?
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:38 AM   #6
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I'm good as long as I have my gps mounted at arms length away for my eyeballs to focus in on it.....
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:39 AM   #7
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I don't want to wear them riding, as I really don't need them to see distance. Bifocal goggles???

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Old 04-24-2013, 10:57 AM   #8
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hmm, there is a stick on reader lens product
http://www.amazon.com/OPTX-20-Stick-...=IBCO8891PBP5Q

Might fit in a goggle. Anyone ever try it?
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:26 PM   #9
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Waze on a iPhone (free app) with an ear bud. Garmin routed through speakers. Either works for me, even though I could still see the GPS, if I wanted. I just prefer not to. Too busy looking at the scenery.
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:44 PM   #10
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Waze on a iPhone (free app) with an ear bud. Garmin routed through speakers. Either works for me, even though I could still see the GPS, if I wanted. I just prefer not to. Too busy looking at the scenery.
I think the OP is following tracks and probably looking at topos. If so, he should get a Montana.
I have a Zumo and all I care about really is the countdown to Next Turn, I can see it at a glance. My eyes are on the road
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:46 PM   #11
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I use bifocals when riding that are custom ground to have the reading lens on the lower 1/3 instead of the lower half. I don't need it for the gps; I use it for maps. Having a smaller percentage of the lens ground for reading works well for riding. Your doctor should be able to figure out the prescription for reading the GPS based on the distance to it and your regular reading prescription.
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:45 PM   #12
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Cheaters-Sunglasses with a reading lens built in, yes they come in clear too, Z-rated.
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Old 04-24-2013, 05:16 PM   #13
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I don't even try to read it while moving, but stop and consult. I ride aggressively and prefer to avoid wearing glasses under goggles. I may spring for a Touratech glove box and keep some cheaters in there. A larger screen GPS may be in my future.
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:42 PM   #14
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hmm, there is a stick on reader lens product
http://www.amazon.com/OPTX-20-Stick-...=IBCO8891PBP5Q

Might fit in a goggle. Anyone ever try it?
I'm a big fan of these too I started using them when hiking 10 years ago.

I keep a set stuck in my sun glasses

This is after I had lasik so my distance is good just reading is were I need them.

I never thought about putting set on my visor but you got me thinking!!!!!!!!!

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Old 04-24-2013, 07:08 PM   #15
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I use Radian Cheaters safety glasses .. tinted for the day, clear for night
Get them at my local safety supply and they only cost around $9

http://www.radians.com/radsite/index...safety-eyewear


http://www.safetyglassesusa.com/cheaters.html




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