Summary: When I bought this I had researched and it was supposedly the top rated at the time. Something happened internally and it would not even boot up. Only used a few times and was less then a year old when it failed. I should have purchased a Garmin.
Summary: Best out there.had garmins maggellens and this one is in a class by itself.options are great sounds are great.This Gps is my favorite.easy to use.options,options,options.Does the driving for you.advanced warnings fastest time,and blutooth helps keep track even when not looking at the screen!
Summary: This works in a pinch, but I've had some issues with it. It doesn't always give me enough time to make my turns and it sometimes tells me to turn on a street that isn't there or at a dead end. But, I am glad to have it; it does help.
Summary: this is the ticket, a world class gps w/ bluetooth & MSN from a world class company like alpine. does what it's supposed to do w/ easy to follow on screen instructions. very easy to use & looks good to boot.
Summary: I just received this unit i had a harmon/kardon 810 that malfunctoned and stopped working. :( Hands down this unit is better. Pros: Very easy to navigate thru menus Acquires GPS signal lightning fast. Tells you automatically when it needs to be update and it is Simple to update as soon as you connect it to the PC it finds the updates and guides you thru the installation. Built in Music player keeps playing during navigation music mutes down to hear turn by turn.
Summary: ALPINE is a name thats been around for 3+ decades and has consistently lead the pack in the mobile electronics forest. Initially releasing the BlackBird B100 and B200 which had mixed to low reviews,many being the accuracy of the device itself.As well as lengthily TTF(time to fix) and long boot times. The day I received the PND K3msn it was densely overcast and snowing heavily. Upon plugging in and powering up,it took less than a minute to gather a fix on my position.
Summary: I GPS unit from my husband last Christmas, 2009. I used it only a few times. It would really get hung up on country roads. After 6 1/2 months and using it only a few times, the GPS battery exploded in my NEW car!!!! The entire extend of damage to the interior of my car is not yet determined... The unit is still covered by a 1yr warranty. We'll see how Alpine addresses the issue...
Summary: I liked the look and features of this unit. Real life use though for about 9 mos has really jaded me on this nav unit. It continually takes me way out of the "way" going to destinations. Restraunts in Huntsville Alabama, well lets just say over 3/4 of them were no longer operating, OR not where the nav unit said they were. Took me to wrong airport once. Totally unacceptable performance. My friends $99 Nuvi is tons better. We only use that now on trips.