Summary: purchased for ATV rides off the trails in deep woods like the compact size and options available cannot compare as this is my 1st hand held gps model owned should come with better base maps I would have paid more to have completely set up vs having to search and pay separately and then download
Summary: I bought it for my brother for Christmas cause that's what everyone else in the family has so I'd be sure it was compatible. Can't find them in stores around here anymore so I was glad to find it & be able to purchase it on Amazon.
Summary: We have many sets of radios as we use them for airsoft and paintballing. When we decided to buy a 2in1 system (GPS and radio) we deicided to look at these. The GPS unit is awesome. When using the radio, I find that the batteries drain a little too fast. We therefore purchased a set of IASUS throat mics online (AMAZON doesn't carry them!) so we could save more battery power. That actually made the unit sound better also!
Summary: If your looking for a GPS/Radio period this is the unit you need. Forget all the fancy gimics you wont use, 3D, color, computer downloadable this is just the basic unit for getting into and out of the woods while still being able to communicate with your hunting or hiking party. If I could change something and keep a comparable price I would include a compass that functions while standing still, this one you have to be moving, and a stronger radio.