Summary: Two-and-a-half stars. At over $200, I really wanted to like it. It does look good; it is small, lightweight, and easy to carry; it has good battery life; and when it works it performs its functions adequately.
Summary: I purchased the Garmin 2495 mainly for the voice command option and was not disappointed. Yes, you do need to have it somewhat quiet in the car when speaking your commands, in the sense that you cannot have the radio sound up, or have kids screaming in the back seat, but that's to be expected.