Summary: I have been using it for 1 year now, and I really use it a lot as my job requires me to drive around doing services to people's houses and offices. It might takes a bit to start up the gps in the morning, but once it's 'hot', it takes less than 1 minute for it to get the signal bearing. For the price that I paid for it, I'm very pleased with it.
Summary: I don't usually buy the cheapest of anything but I figured that two hundred dollars can't get you something too shoddy. I was mistaken. The first warning sign was that the cig lighter adapter doesn't exactly fit the device! It only plugs in halfway. The device worked for 2 months and then I was stuck on the menu. The GPS portion is slow. Often times, during operation, the display would revert back to the menu for no reason.
Summary: I choose the Averatec GPS products for their simplicity. If you are like me and do not like complicated devices and an overage of decisions then this is a GPS for you. I do not care for different voices or a map of Europe. I travel within 5 states on a consistant basis and I can program this thing going down the road to another job site. I also have the older unit as well which still works perfect.