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: I recently replaced my trusty Garmin GPS V with the Garmin Quest. This review compares and contrasts the Quest to its GPS V predecessor. ---------------------- Quest Pros, versus GPS V: * smaller (you really can't appreciate from the dimensions or pictures, until you hold it in your hands) * lighter * slimmer profile due to flip-up antenna * Much faster route calculations: about 3 times faster (see below), but seems MUCH faster * other calculations are faster, such as...
Finally a $300 GPS system, and a quite good one at that!
19 December 2005
Summary: I see this is now listed at $364, however it was $299 (shipped) 3 weeks ago when I ordered. If you don't yet have a GPS system, but would use it occasionally, even at $364 you should buy this little gem. Of course tomorrow somebody will probably release a better one for less money, but thats the way it works isn't it...
Summary: I love this thing! I bought it because I heard that it's very good for both road routing and also geocaching. Those reports were very accurate. The memory limit can be a pain if you want to load half of the country, but otherwise I'm thrilled. I'm a little less thrilled with Amazon for recommending the Garmin 010-10085-00 Cigarette Lighter Adapter. It doesn't work with this device, and wouldn't be necessary anyway since the car cradle charges the unit.
Summary: I purchased a Quest on November 30th and received it on December 2nd. The price at that time through Amazon was $299 with free delivery. Great job Amazon! The Research: I looked at the Mio 136, the Navman iCN520, all Magellan products, and the Lowrance iway 500c. All of these products look good, but when you try to figure our what you will be able to do with the product, they come up short. Even the manufacturer's website does not provide much detail.