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Garmin GPSMap 923 vs. Garmin GPSMap 1022
I'm replacing my ancient Garmin 2010C chartplotter on my equally ancient Grand Banks 32. I’d like to stick with Garmin, and I'm torn between the Garmin GPSMap 943 and the GPSMap 1022. Seems the difference is primarily touch screen vs. keyed interface. I would love to hear of your experiences around touch vs. keyed, and any insights on these two products in general. Thanks!
You're certainly right that the single largest difference between the two units is touch screen versus hard buttons for control of the unit. But, the 943 will also have several advantages that came about when the x2 series was repalced by the x3.
The advantages I see for the 943 compared to the 1022 will be a higher resolution (1280x720 vs 1024x600) IPS display in the 943, J1939, and faster processors. Obviously, the 1022 has a 1-inch larger screen, but it also does include a second network port.
I find that Garmin's user interface works much better with touch than with buttons so I'd be inclined to lean in that direction.
Hope that helps some.
Hi Ben...thanks for the information.
One of the questions I have is the ease of use when the boat's bouncing around for the touch-screen vs. hard button units? Is the touch screen significantly more difficult to use than the hard key configuration?
Ted, I doubt that you'll have any trouble with a touchscreen on a GB 32 in Maine. But you do, Garmin's wireless remote is an easy add: