Summary: I have four different Garmin products and this is one of the best. It has all of the maps preloaded and is not difficult to program routes. The Quest is almost the same cost and not half the product of the Quest-2. I have both units.
Summary: I love the fact that this units fits in a shirt pocket and can run for many hours on one recharge. I bought it to replace my Garmin Quest that was lost/stolen. Unlike the original Quest, this one holds all of North America (no more reloading maps every time I travel).
Summary: I bought this GPS about a year ago and absolutely love it. I use it on my motorcycle as well as my car. It works great. The only drawback to it is that it sometimes takes a while to calculate route changes.
Summary: This my third Garmin GPS. All have worked very well. Replaced first two with the Quest2 because couldn't upgrade their internal maps. Quest2 can be used in a vehicle or hand held with topo maps. Good replacement for older models
Beware: Buying a Re-furbished unit: You need to buy the map update....
9 December 2008
Summary: If you buy a re-furbished unit, you get the map that was on there (mine is from '06), and you DO have to pay for the map updates. (You do get operating system updates for free.) I had been reading the reviews to determine whether to buy a re-furbished unit or not.
Summary: I have used other hand held GPS units and this one works well if you don't mind a lot of button crunching to load a route. Using the CD and loading routes with your PC is much easier. I can see the screen well enough with the unit mounted on my bars just off of center to the left.
Flexible do-it-all GPS that has a few compromises.
Computer Geek, Amazon
22 February 2007
Summary: I purchased this GPS back in April of 2006 and have been very happy with it since. It is not perfect, but you have to remember that this is not a dedicated street navigator or hicker GPS, it's a hybrid of the two and with that there are compromises.
Summary: I bought the Quest 2 after researching all the Garmin products, plus the products from Magellan and Dell (Dell's PDA/GPS is not going to be continued). I was literally able to open the box and set up the unit on battery power.