Summary: This is my first GPS unit and was fairly easy to get up and running though more hours of reading the manual lie ahead if I want to learn to use all of its features. As a home care nurse I use the unit daily and generally find that my routing gets me where I need to go quickly. The voice feature allows me to keep my eyes on the road and still follow directions. The unit quickly recalculates alternate routes when I encounter road construction or traffic jams.
Summary: I love this product! It is exciting to be able to get into the car, enter an address and be off not having to know the exact directions. Or, better yet, finding a restaurant or bookstore anywhere along the route. My only beef with the product is it's lack of support for Macs. I cannot update the firmware or maps because the software that comes with the product doesn't run on a Mac. I bought this back in April, 2007.
Summary: I am currently trying out the Garmin 2720 and the Magellan 6000, both top end units, to see which one I am going to keep. Tough choice ! Both are terrific for routing, have all the advanced features, like text to speech and traffic info option, but neither one is perfect. Here are the pros and cons of the Garmin 2720, as compared to the Magellan Roadmate 6000: Pros: 1. The maps of the 2720 are much more readable.
Summary: We bought this just before Christmas, but will be taking it back. Overall, it is a pretty good unit, we like the interface and display particularly, but the problems that we've seen with it are enough to make us send it back. Basically, the Point of Interest (POI) database is very suspect. If you have no interest in using it, that probably won't matter to you, but if you do, good luck. It's not so much that the database is out of date, it is also wildly inaccurate.