Summary: I like the fact that it is a GPS. I did not know much about the unit but needed something like this for backpacking. The price was good, but the item does not have a very good response and it is very slow. This GPS will get you out of the woods though. If I was offered this item again I would not buy it.
Summary: The Cobra GPS 1000 came with all the extra's that Magellen want want you to pay for. Magellen wants $100.00 for their street level maps and not enough memory in the unit to down load it. The Cobra came with a SD card and the street level map software.
Summary: Like large screen and ability to make font LARGE. Downside is serial port (9 pin) connection. I don't have a computer with one of those anymore! Adapter cable caused problems. Not really compatible with Windows XP: Win98 anyone?
Summary: I purchased the Cobra 1000 GPS unit after looking into the equipment features and it's capabilities in their product literature. However, after I received it I found that the computer interface was a serial connection and not a standard USB which was not mentioned in the product literature. In addition the Cobra solutions software also known as Streetfinder would not function properly on my computer nor would it download properly to the GPS unit.
Summary: I used this as an inexperienced user of GPS systems. This was a good starter for me. I used it for geo-caching, hunting in the woods, and long trips as an in-car GPS system. It worked as well as I expected.