Garmin 545 & 430, screens & numbers

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

2 Responses

  1. Russ says:

    Interesting things about the specs. There is no mention of power requirements (??a @ 12/24?), other than that they don’t have a battery.
    Also no mention of GPS performance. I guess GPS performance is now so good that it doesn’t even merit mentioning!
    With 50% more screen area and 4x as many pixels, the 500 series must look a lot better.

  2. Gary H Mead says:

    Although the display is great, I have found the Garmin 545 to be lacking in programming areas.
    1. No reversible routes.
    2. Can’t create routes from waypoints.
    3. Has only 20 routes.
    4. *Unable to create routes on PC and upload.
    5. Cannot insert a waypoint in a route.
    *At least I have not been able to find a software program to do upload to the SD.

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