Vintage Garmingpsmap195 is better than many new portables.
25 November 2012
Summary: I bought a garmingpsmap195 soon after they were introduced. They were the best handheld available then, and cost about $1200 new. (Much more now with inflation). They still meet the needs on almost all VFR flight, and even have rudimentary Instrument approaches.
Summary: I have had a Garmin 195 since 1998 and it works great. No problem reading the display back then or today. If you don't need the latest and greatest gadget this is a nice tool to have in the cockpit.
Older system, but still relevant and user friendly.
26 October 2010
Summary: I have really liked this system and think that it is a cheap alternative to some of the other GPS systems available that are really expensive. It has a large and easily readable screen. Backlighting system is the green light type, but is easily visible as well.