Is it safe to buy an Oregon yet ? in GPS technology and devices Posted September 17, 2008 Yep for sure, the backlight issue is personal. For hiking I never had any issues with the colordo because usually you could turn/tilt the unit into the sun to get good visibility at some angle. Aside that the extrex/60csx had brighter screens in the same light, but I never had a problem seeing the screen on the colorado. In my case though I also wanted to use the unit on the mountain bike, and when it's mounted on the bike you loose the option of tilting/turning the unit so it gets the best visibility so a bright backlight is a big issue for that use.