Summary: For the money, this is definitely a motorcyclist's asset. Fairly simple to use. Though no longer in production, refurbished ones can be found on ebay. A recommended tool for the roadway explorer.
Without current maps, useless in a car or motorcycle.
29 June 2011
Summary: Garmin no longer supports street maps for this GPS. You will be using maps from 2004. This GPS can use other types of maps, such as topo, marine, or world maps, but will not function with NT-style maps from Garmin. DO NOT BUY THIS GPS for use on a motorcycle or car!
Summary: This is a good basic GPS unit. Not very complicated and can give basic routing and waypoints. The GPS reciever can loose contact on occaision but usually reconnects quickly. A decent basic GPS.
Summary: What is wrong with all the new GPS's on the market these days, they are all touch screen, which if your trying to move a cursor around on the screen the find and un-known location you have to screw around for hours just to move the cursor in the right area's. With the Quest it has the manual buttons to do it the old fasion way of using a touchpad to move the cursor around, no touchscreen.
Summary: Although it's getting a bit dated now, the Garmin Quest is still an excellent GPS when the requirements include portability (pocket-sized and self-powered)and waterproof design. Hence, it is great for hikers, boaters, cyclists, etc. The 60csx is a bit better in this regard but somewhat more expensive. Both require a source of maps (Garmin software and data files) as these are not preloaded as they are on the more modern units.
Summary: This GPS I'm sure would be fine for PC people, but no where in it's description did it say it was NOT Mac compatible. I had to search for someone with a pc go to their house and set it up there, then the directions don't match what it show on the screen at certain parts. So, so far, I am NOT in love with this. I called the Garmin support people, they confirmed it was not Mac compatible, and said I could by the Quest 2, which is pre-loaded, forget it.
Summary: Bought this little gem for my motorcycle because I hate reading maps & riding! It is waterproof so no worries there... I use it in my car as well. Garmin has been better than expected with romware updates and free updates to the mapping software.
Summary: This GPS is perfect for those who want a little more than just A-to-B navigation. I'm used to programming routes with multiple waypoints (not just individual segments), and the Quest is, as far as I can tell, the ONLY car GPS in this price range that will do that. It's quick on the recalculations and accurate on directions. Most people have complained about the database, but no database has all updates--try comparing w/Google Maps.