Summary: This model charger is no where near the quality of the charger supplied by Garmin with the original GPS unit. I ordered it as a spare and I don' believe I'll use it. So I can't recommend purchasing this particular model.
Summary: Sometimes the route selected is a head scratcher, but it is usually the quicker route. Wish it would give me the option of interstates or secondary roads. The voice is kind of annoying. You have to retain the default voice in options if you want spoken street names in the turn instructions.
Summary: I am still on my first trip using the Garmin nuvi 44LM and I like it a lot! It not only has directed me through Canada and Alaska and back, but has also shown choices of motels and food services in the areas that I have traveled. I sometimes wish that there were a pause button to turn her off when I make a stop that is not in line with her directions, such as stopping for food or gas, but overall am very pleased with the performance of the gps.