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.
Stephen C. Maher "Harley and Solaris Freakazoid", Amazon
21 July 2006
Summary: I bought the Garmin because I had read here and elsewhere that Garmin had good products and good support. The device advertised all the features I wanted, so I went for it and have been extremely happy with it. I have encountered one bug, but it has an easy workaround, so no big deal. When you are in the find screen and type the same character twice too quickly, the system powers off. You just have to wait a second or so before entering the same letter. lad..
Summary: My 1st GPS unit, so my rating of "5" is admittedly based on little experience - but MUCH satisfaction. I frequently travel for work and I am not one of those people who can just glance at a map and know their way around. I get lost, turned-around, and confused easily in unfamiliar surroundings - especially urban areas. (And I grew up in Chicago, go figger...
Summary: It just plain works. You turn it on, it finds your location. You drive with it on a route, and you make a wrong turn, it gets you back on track. It doesn't hang erratcially, the maps are simple to download from your PC and it is clear to read in sun or night driving. Yes, the display could be a little bigger. But it runs for 20 hours after you have popped it out of the car holder and put it in your pocket, on internal batteries. For the price it is a great product.
Summary: Within a week I purchased a Garmin Streetpilot c330, a Magellan Roadmate 300 (RM300), and the Garmin Quest. I kept the Quest -- it's not just a better value priced at hundreds less, it's actually a far better GPS. The Quest is effectively a miniaturized Garmin Streetpilot 2610, one of the best and most full-featured automotive GPS products on the market.
Summary: What a powerful unit for such a small size! The Quest fits in the palm of your hand and is great for salesmen. You can walk around an area without getting lost. It give great accurate directions and it's very user-friendly. With a touch of a button you can locate every restaurant and gas station.
Summary: I did a lot of research as another reviewer did on the Garmin Quest and was wary to buy the unit after I read that there was difficulty locating satelites. I purchased the unit anyway given the reputation of Garmin. I loaded the software and within 1/2 hour I had the unit up and running, local maps loaded and the location and feet above sea level of my home....simply AWESOME! I then used the unit the very next day on a customer visit to a new location.
Summary: I have had my Quest for about six weeks, and can't believe I ever lived without it. Garmin's built a very powerful little unit. I think it is the only car navigation system that has a long battery life, built-in antenna and can be pocketed for walking use. Topo and marine maps are available options. I tossed it in my carry-on bag for a recent business trip and used it to find restaurants within walking distance of my hotel.