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    Quote Originally Posted by asprin624 View Post
    Reaching for the top of the 66 is a lot harder to do. You have to move your hand up to the top to press the power button.
    Then move back down to get to the other keys to zoom in or out on the map.
    The GPSMAP series had the power button on the side it is only the new 66 that they put it on the top.
    Guessing you have never seen the original GPS 60 or GPSMAP 60 series units (the series that set the gold standard)?

    They also have the power button on the top of the device 8^)

    Placing the power button in a location on the device that is easily or commonly gripped turns out to be not the best solution. Placing this button so that it is not likely to be pressed accidentally is much more desirable.

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    @babj615,

    On the GPSMAP 62 and 64 the power is on the side.

    I will post screen shots if you want.

    The GPSMAP 60 is so old to use as a comparison........

    I quote you:

    "Placing the power button in a location on the device that is easily or commonly gripped turns out to be not the best solution"

    I have friends who have the 62 and 64 series and have never run into any problems accidentally pressing the power button.

    Even while having in their hand walking or climbing over things while Geocaching.

    You do use the power button to put the screen back on or take it out of Expedition Mode or you can put it back into Expedition Mode right away.

    So I do not understand problems accidentally pressing the power button would cause other than you might turn off the GPS.

 

 

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