Summary: This is a very good unit . Easily updated on the web. I like the British Lady's voice. It has a place for a MSD Chip for storing pictures and address's. It has a lot of very cool features. Always brings me within 10 feet of my destination.
Summary: MY NEW GPS -The newer Garmin's do not have a compass, at least not any I found after checking with Garmin directly. I favor a GPS that tells me where I am and provides a compass reading. I have two modern cars, both do not have a factory installed compass. This nuvi 1200 provides such features.
Summary: No GPS is perfect. Yes you have to spend money on updates and sometimes it doesn't get signals very well. But this Garmin works for me. It has nicer, cleaner graphic than Tom Tom (in my preference). You don't need to spend extra money on the bigger screen because this screen is easy enough to see.