Summary: Very subpar product for the price, consider moving up to the next model.
Pros: Acquires sattilites pretty quickly. Screen is good quality. Pretty snappy overall.
Cons: Voice prompts are next to useless. Instead of saying "Turn left at Elk St in 200 feet", it'll say "Turn left in 200 ft". Furthermore, it doesn't provide advance warning of turns. So you need to be looking at the screen at all times instead of relying on the prompts.
Summary: It was much faster when i initially got it, then as time moves on, it got slower... But thats probably because i dropped it a couple times, the mount to the window and the dash is really weak, and will easily fall off during sunny days.
Pros: Been using this for a long time now, it works great for the most part, gets me where i needed to go. Brightness is good enough to be seen on sunny days, voice is loud enough, since i never open my windows anyway.
Cons: Signal is really slow to receive, sometimes takes over 10 minutes of driving for it to get signal. it sometimes gets confused/ not accurate enough when i'm traveling along highway. It thinks i'm traveling on the highway when in reality i'm traveling next to it...and also sometimes give me weird d...
Summary: Update: 9/26/2011 I received a replacement unit from Garmin, but I chose to go back to my TomTom. I recently passed this Garmin to my brother, and it's treating him pretty well for the pass 2 weeks. Hasn't run into any problems I had with the previous unit, and hopefully it will stay that way.
Summary: Works great we used it on our last trip, it helps you find the fastest route and helps your find places to eat or hotels to stay in etc..... it does everything but pay for the your food, gas and lodging.
Pros: The maps update was fairly reasonable, the maps look good and accurate, the downloadable voices are pretty cool, the squirrel is hilarious.
Cons: I did some runs with routes that I knew fairly well, the directions were pretty lousy. It constantly is directing me off the highway, even though it is the quickest route and that's the priority I selected. It also has a bad habit of telling me to go the wrong way down one way service roads
Summary: I have not yet gone online for updates but no USB connect cable appeared in my initial inspection of the box contents. Must admit that I have not had much time to play with it so far; will update this review if I am pleasantly surprised later on.
Pros: Good reception, steady and fast, easy to set up and use, Newegg shipping and delivery was amazingly speedy.
Cons: Pre-loaded maps had good major highway detail but no surface streets for Chicago's larger near-west suburbs. Can this be right? I have used three other GPS Brands which all included U.S. minor surface streets right out of the box, wondering if major city detail maps might be add on for which addi...