Summary: Bought this unit for a backup. Got the item in good shape. I updated the firmware as the firmware was rather old. After updating this unit worked better than my unit that I was using, so it is my primary unit now and my old one is now the backup. Putting this unit into good use.
Summary: This older GPS will be very familiar to current GPS owners. The layout of the keys, screens were familiar and this allowed me to use it right away. I had to get the driver (on the Streets and Destinations CD) and updated the maps. After a couple of attempts got the GPS to accept GSAK waypoints (Baud speeds not set the same). The older units have a little yellowing of the screens, but it is faint. The cable for this GPS is compatible with the current Spor Trak, 315, etc.
Summary: This was my first GPS - worked great an then was stolen. Picked up a Meridian Gold, but didn't like the larger size - not as "pocketable", so I got another 330 and upgraded the basemap and firmware - now I'm back in business. Yes, there are better gliztier units out there - but for the money, this does everything I need it to.
An oldy but goody - works as good as any other for less
21 December 2008
Summary: Does not have color, street maps are line drawings, sometimes maps are inaccurate -- but can't beat if for the money and altogether is good enough for it's purpose -- to help navigate from one place to another.
Summary: The Map 330 was my 1st GPS unit, and I loved the simplicity and layout of the buttons. Crazy accurate even out in the pine barrens of NJ, shows dirt roads, streams, old rail lines, what a blast. I was so devasted when it finally died (6 years not bad - had a hard life) I had to have another. I just won one on ebay and cant wait for it to arrive. I looked at other newer, faster ones, but for the $ I just wanted another Map 330.
Summary: I HAVE A 315 MODEL AND LOVE IT. IT HAS GOTTEN MY BUT OUT OF THE WOODS MANY TIMES. NO PROBLEMS HERE. 5-6 YEARS GOING STRONG. WHEN IN DEEP WOODS AND VERY CLOUDY, TAKES MORE TIME TO GET SIGNAL STRENGTH. RATED AN A +.