Summary: This is my third Garmin and a total disappointment. We travel extensively and have always relied upon other Garmin units with no problem except that now they are outdated with no lifetime maps.
Summary: This GPS, while it looks good from the specs & box, has several design shortcomings. The box says that it supports XP, Vista, and 7 or OSX. Given this, I have to use my old laptop because every recent machine I have has had Ubuntu Linux put on it.
Summary: This GPS is slow and has very delayed directions. Ended up getting us lost. I used my cell phone gps and it zipped right through flawlessly. Returned this and will keep using my cell phone from now on.
Worked for a few months and died - customer support is circular and pointless
16 November 2014
Summary: Worked for a few months and died - customer support is circular and pointless. After a few months it booted to the "GARMIN" logo screen and locks up. This is a KNOWN and SYSTEMIC problem for MANY Garmin units.
Summary: It does not have a security code lock....great for thieves, bad for honest people. It's one thing to lose your GPS, it's another when some crook has all your data including home address. Don't really understand Garmin's reasoning for this other than to cheap out.
Summary: I was in a new neighborhood. The direction was to proceed to the 55 freeway. I had no idea where the 55 freeway was from where I was. Another time I was in an unfamiliar neighborhood and the direction was proceed to Chapman Ave. I had no idea where Chapman was or how to get there.