Summary: We bought this unit for use in our RV. We used a Garmin last year for a tip through New York and it was scary and frustrating as we we routed on roads that were not appropriate for RVs and one time off the road into the city to be routed back on to the same highway. We decided after that to look for another GPS that was trucker specific and after some initial research we decided on this unit. We took our first trip with her this weekend and were not disappointed.
Brian G. Dickson "Traveling in the boonies", Amazon
10 December 2010
Summary: Overpriced and under-performing. Both wife & myself found this unit illogical and cumbersome to use. POI's are non existent. For some reason this so called truckers GPS takes stupid and unneeded detours, you would think to stay on approved truck routes, NOT SO! For example: On the California coast I was routed off the major Hwy to a sharp hairpin turn, the detour took me through the small town of Castroville and then back onto the Hwy I was just traveling on, this...
Summary: I purchased this item mainly being after being attracted to the large screen. The processor is so slow it will drive you crazy. The graphics are really to coarse for the screen size. Important features are missing compared to the Garmin. A better choice is a Garmin 465T which is a great choice for Truck or RV usage.
Summary: thought i was great very expensive and splurged...took me 3 weeks to figure out how to work it. menus and book to use it are confusing..gps will route you extra miles. send you to bridges that are ok to go under and tell you they are low. will not tell you when you will get to a low bridge. Map is not current when u buy it so u will look like you are flying in the air going on the overpasses from one interstate to another.
Summary: have a gps unit that will have you drive 47 miles out of route. maps that dosn't show road that have been around for a long time. and very poor custmer service from the people that make this unit.
Summary: The Cobra is the third GPS I have owned. It is the best yet. I am a truck driver who uses it to find my way around. It does a great job both visually and with the spoken instructions. The seven inch screen is a big plus. It is very easy to do comparisons between different routes. At the lowest zoom levels, 400 or 800, feet you know exactly when to turn, a nice feature in the middle of the night with no street lights around and no street sign easily readible.
Summary: Bought this for my son, who is a semi truck driver. He goes all the western states. Needed to know the main streets that would allow a 18 wheeler to pass through. This was perfect. The price is about $100. less than purchasing at a truck stop and the Cobra brand is the best!! My son is very pleased with his new Cobra GPS. He loves the big 7" screen.
Summary: I bought this unit for to use primarily in a truck because of the large 7" screen. Right off the bat, I was disappointed because the screen resolution is very poor. While driving, as roads on the screen get larger, the poor resolution makes them blocky and jumpy. Honestly, I haven't seen graphics this poor since I upgrade my PC from CGA to EGA!