Summary: The GPS seems to work flawlessly EXCEPT it does not pick the most direct/easiest route. It had a fetish for sending me through every single village/goat path over here in Germany v. taking the autobahn. There is no way to select the quickest or most direct route and that is rapidly becoming a huge pain in my butt. I am hoping it does a better job when we move back to the States.
Summary: I bought this refurb cheaper than just buying a map for my existing garmin. I think garmin should sell maps cheaper. Back to this review. The unit works good here in the US. Calif. Traffic does not work in my county, ventura, when it says it is suppose to. So I took this to europe, and just works o.k. many times I can't find satellite reception. maybe because of overcast. maybe just doesn't work as well in europe, or the part of europe i went to.
Summary: I bought this refurbished item because of price. It was less than 1/2 the cost of a new one. I wanted this model because it had maps of Europe and we will be driving in Europe this summer. I have used this item locally and it works well. Looking forward to it diecting us on our Vacation!
Summary: Good product, incomplete description, good value. I ordered this as it had USA, Canadian, and European maps. It navigates very well. One thing I do frequently is to route plan ahead of time (e.g., plan a European route while in the US). There is no way to do this in any usable way. All of other GPS units I have used in the past (Michelin, Tom Tom, etc.) include this feature. The lack of this feature forced me to return the unit.