Light years ahead of all others, but useless without available upgrades
6 April 2012
Summary: I love the unit. The one I have is one of the first 300s available. Being a professional truck driver, I wouldn't be without a GPS. Although the 300 wasn't intended for trucks, it has bailed me out of many 'what now' situations. Down side, and a BIG one, that effectively black flags the entire product. The unit I have is NOT software or map upgradable without a factory SD card and it's NO LONGER AVAILABLE OR SUPPORTED.
Summary: I bought it because I needed a GPS so when I go out of town (bigger cities). I should have done my homework on this item. This GPS is nothing but JUNK!! To all buyers out there, avoid this one!
Pros: Bluetooth, Highway Speed, Current Speed, Speed warning, Elevation, millions of POI, Day/Night backlight, text-to-speech, hands-free calling, multi-media (MP3, Video, Picure viewer,) etc., etc. A WHOLE BUNDLE OF FEATURES....
Cons: Non of the above features works or works well.
Summary: I would not recommend this product unless you want to be frustrated. The DVD instructions did not work in any DVD player I had. Then I discovered I must use a pen stylus for inputting addresses but there was no place on the unit to store the stylus. I guess they assume you are going to buy your own velcrow to keep from losing it. The idea that you need a stylus is very bad as with a Garmin your fingers do the work.