Summary: I bought this GPS for less than a half of any other first line GPS, so for me the cost-benefit was excellent. This unit can do the JOB, but could take 10-30 minutes to get a signal from the satellite. As I'm new on my city, I bought this for using on my bike, so for me the time is not important and I wanted a cheap product, but for the car I would consider another option. A fair option if the price is VERY cheap and you only will use rarely.
Summary: I received the Maxx Digital Explorer I GPS for Christmas and trust my brother to give me something that should be tossed in the trash. What does it do? You turn it on and it stays frozen on the first screen. I have not gotten any service out of it. You would get better directions with a compass. I am reasonably sure this is a glitch that is happening to a lot of people out there and they are biting their tongue thinking they aren't using it right.
Summary: I bought this as a present for my wife, and then had second thoughts after reading the prior review, so before taking it back to OD for a refund, I decided to try it out. It is extremely easy to use. just put the destination address in using the touch screen, and navigate. It came to life quickly for me, and worked well. It gives voice warnings for turns ahead of time, and again just before the turn. You don't have to be under 30, or a geek, to use it.
Summary: Just bought one due to excellent advertised price and features (MP3, video, and eBook). But this unit fails to deliver what matters the most - quick and reliable reception of GPS satellite signals. In three different tries in suburban No. Virginia, the unit managed to acquire satellite after 25 minutes, 7 minutes, and 5 minutes. If you don't mind the initial loooooong wait for the unit to acquire satellite signal, then this unit is not all that bad.