Summary: Well, I'm glad I sold this unit years ago right after I bought it (and purchased a different one). The value is just going to get less and less on this. I just wanted to warn other buyers planning to buy this now--DON'T! At the time, I bought this for $200 thinking that was a great deal... This GPS is honestly not even worth $100.
Summary: I got this GPS in June 2008. It is very slow catching the signal and very hard to follow the directions. For every exit automated voice mentions to be on the left. I generally don't try to write bad reviews unless the item is horrible. One positive aspect is JVC customer service has done repairs and sent me back while I complained. Even after the service it's slow but works better. Invest your money on Mio, Magellean or Garmin.
Summary: This little unit is a great buy for the money - Bought it and had it running in minutes, something my last GPS was lacking in. Even before I downloaded the updates - I still got signal inside at my desk, in a brick building nest to a computer! Took it for a test drive and it got me there 1st try. Actually bought this new off of that auction site whom we shall not mention, and paid far less than what others are selling it for.
Summary: Pros: Cheap. Was on sale for $150 from CompUSA Cons: 1) Journey over by the time it finds signal 2) If it does find a signal, it sends you the most inconvenient way, tells you to turn where there are no turns. 3) It's too heavy and constantly falls off the windshield. 4) When it shows 3 out of 4 bars on the battery indicator = low battery and it's just about to die. 5) No map update support at all.
Summary: I bought two, as they were on sale. I gave one to a friend. Both units are horrible. I have sent it in for service twice. It has a hard time gaining signal. It loses signal while driving. It does not always give the proper route. It notes exits on expressways where there are none. It freezes up. I have read other reviews. If you want it for a movie viewer, have fun. If you need it for travelling - do not purchase this unit. It probably deserves a recall.
Summary: I bought the eAvinu over a month ago. Without reading anything, I plugged it in and took a 1200 mile trip. It worked perfectly. Now I am reading the instructions and am even more pleased. It was plenty fast, always locked on, gave good navigation instructions. My trip was from Tennessee to Morgantown to Pittsburg and back. When I missed a turn (m mistake because the eAvinue told me to turn, it got me to the destination via a new route... cool enough.
Summary: Just to add my experience to the other comments on this unit. - It is much smaller than some comments would lead you to believe - no bigger than any other gps, although a bit thicker. It *is* heavy, though. - I have had no problem with slow updates or trouble finding the satellites - I was able to update the unit with a 2GB SD card with no problems; I am guessing JVC specified 128MB - 512MB cards simply because they were common at the time of manufacture.
Routing Talking GPS, MP3 Jukebox, Video Player! A little slow, but worth it!
D. ONeill, Amazon
26 April 2007
Summary: Pros: Onboard maps, 13,000,000 points of interest, 5GB onboard mp3/movie storage, great build quality & accessories Cons: Based on windows CE, so the GPS can be a little slow Bought it here at CompUSA during one of their great blow out sales on this unit. I immediately upgraded the both the firmware and the database structure. First off, I'm happy with the GPS functionality.
Customer Service Told Me To Return It and To Get A Refund
J. Nori "onir", Amazon
14 April 2007
Summary: I was very pleased to have one, especially at the price. Regretfully I had the following problems: a) It hung up often, especially after being in operation for over two hours. When it hung, the only thing I could do is disconnect power and/or hit the reset button with a pin. Nothing else worked, i.e. the touch screen was dead. b) It played wav files well, but mp3 did not play well.
Summary: I bought this unit just because it plays videos and it is inexpensive. I am not happy with the product. I used Garmin2610 before and this unit is inferior compare to Garmin. The major problem with unit is: "it doesn't catch the signal properly". I went to New York city and moving around all over the streets and it never get the Satellite signal. It only detected the signal on West Side Highway.