Summary: I got this gps at Office Depot. Upsides: I've tested it out on about 7 different trips (all of them I was familiar with already) I took in NY and can say the audible turns and what not it told me to take were nearly flawless. It only once told me to turn in the wrong direction (I assume it would've recalculated after the screwup if I headed where it told me to).
Summary: I, too, was impressed by the price of this product. While I wasn't blessed with an $89 tag, $129 was far better than the $300+ the other big boys were asking. Not being at all familiar with the fancies of the more expensive models, I was thrilled for something simple. The product claims to have Alaska loaded onto the CD, and the sales guy at Office Depot assured me it was fairly simple to get it onto the little disk that inserts, but not so!
Summary: This little thing is handy, and really saved me a couple of time when I got off the freeway. The problem is when I search for an address and it isn't in the list. I can browse to the location on the map but can't find it on a search. That's annoying. I would like new maps but so far there has been no response from the email address provided. That's pretty much it.
Summary: I bought Maxx Digital Explorer I from Office depot.My decision was price driven. Model is well design, comes with MP3 and picture viewer. GPS works fine and tell in advance where to take a turn. battery life is good. Rerouting is good. Pros : Well design compact model, MP3 and picture viewer) Cons :Weak network in downtown(it take a long time to connect with satellite) But if GPS is on before entering downtown it works fine.
You get what you pay for, but you can change that...
Reynaldo Elias, Amazon
28 March 2008
Summary: I got this unit for cheap at Office Max as well. The original GPS software was decent, but on long trips it took a long time to recalculate your route if you changed the itinerary to take an alternate route. For example, if I wanted to avoid I-75 and told it to do so, it would just stay on the loading progress screen, get to about 98% done, and just freeze.
Worth the money and easy to use for first timer GPS user
Jennie Simms "Disco Jen", Amazon
27 March 2008
Summary: I got this at Office Depot for an incredible deal of $89 after rebate. So far it does pretty much everything that I needed. It recalculates quickly and has been very accurate with driving directions. My only complaint is with the limited POI's. It claims millions, which they must mean the very smallest amount that you can have and still state millions. It seems that this is a very common complaint with every GPS in the under $150 price range.