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Old 05-19-2018, 01:46 PM   #1
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Touch screen with dive gloves?

Getting a new gps/sounder...Anyone have a recommendation or advice on touch screen vs no touch screen considering using dive gloves? I am skeptical but reviews asay the new technology allows the touch screens to be fully operational with wet dive gloves
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Old 05-20-2018, 07:01 AM   #2
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Re: Touch screen with dive gloves?

Iím putting a Garmin 1042 on my boat. I think touch screens are not so good for boats(ever use your iPhone while someone is driving)
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Old 05-20-2018, 08:54 AM   #3
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Re: Touch screen with dive gloves?

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Iím putting a Garmin 1042 on my boat. I think touch screens are not so good for boats(ever use your iPhone while someone is driving)
I would have agreed with you...
In the past...
But....
My buddy has two Garmin touch screens on his boat....
We're out spearing allot on that boat...
And Now I realize how wrong I was about touch screens!

If I ever replace my unit, it will be touch screen.
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Old 05-29-2018, 08:09 AM   #4
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Re: Touch screen with dive gloves?

A lot of Touch screens probably won't work with gloves, but I did see some cut-resistant non-slip gloves at Home Depot the other day that are designed to work with capacitive touchscreens like a phone/tablet. Not sure if the chartplotters are capacitive or another tech.

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Old 05-30-2018, 10:40 PM   #5
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Re: Touch screen with dive gloves?

Problem is the salt on the screen. It's going to be a smeary mess.
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Old 05-31-2018, 07:19 AM   #6
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Re: Touch screen with dive gloves?

It's not a problem. The wetter the glove the better and the screen isn't at all like your smart phone that will go haywire when wet.

Had mine for 3 years now. Garmin svx12
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Old 06-02-2018, 05:31 AM   #7
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Re: Touch screen with dive gloves?

My works fine with my gloves on for the most part. I actually have more of an issue when my bare hands are soaking wet. Also is effected if you have large droplets on the screen obviously
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Old 06-04-2018, 01:54 PM   #8
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Re: Touch screen with dive gloves?

Used my Garmin 741xs almost exclusively with wet dive gloves. No issues.
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