Summary: Running iGO 8.3 nicely now. Available from navngo.com. The GPS receiver is ordinary, not one of the sexy high-sensitivity ones. Can't really fault it for that.
Pros: Inexpensive. Good loud speaker.
Cons: Short power cord. Built in software is difficult to use. The supplied maps are missing a whole country. It's supposed to play MP3 files but can't take a big SD card. It's limited to 2GB SD, with no support for SDHC. Manufacturer support is nonexistent.
Summary: I used this for over a year while I traveled the Gulf Coast area for work, and it worked great for me (simply point A to point B & I don't used it for POI). Now, my wife uses this in the Houston area, and she likes it as well.
Pros: Great Value - Easy to use - Good volume - Finds position in 30 to 60 seconds - Durable (I've dropped mine a couple times). - Mounting works good (even after 2 years) - Recalculates quickly
Cons: Missing a lot of advanced features of other GPS devices & difficult to upgrade the maps. If you live in a city with many new roads, this may not be the right one for you.
Summary: If you want a basic GPS to get you places, this is a great option. It's easy to use, has a descent database and map system, and accurately gives you non intrusive directions. Recalculation works seamlessly.
Pros: -Connects to satellites quickly -Accurate distances and speed reported -Relatively easy to use -Simple, easy to read interface -Good build quality -Well featured for the price -Reads street names -Good directions, good warning and progress bars
Cons: -Mine was manufactured in Oct 08, bought in Nov 09 -Outdated firmware and maps, no easy updates available -Lacks features of higher end models -Graphics only mediocre
Summary: I had a older model but it fell a broke. This model has more detailed directions and more features.This is a great value for a GPS. It's not big but that's OK you can put in your pocket and take it with you anywhere. It's hard to understand the voice with some of the street names.
Summary: Bought one of these at Kohl's last week for $88. I was skeptical because I haven't researched these and thought the way to go was a Tom-Tom or Garmin. My wife had it in her cart and when I saw it had text to speech written on the box I thought we'd try it.
Summary: I already had a Tom-Tom which I was pretty happy with, but I bought the Nextar on a whim because it was featured on one of those deal-of-the-day sites. I paid $39.95. I am now using the Nextar and have retired the more expensive Tom-Tom.
Summary: I actually didn't have much choice in the matter when using this GPS. My mother had purchased this a year before even opening it from some QVC sale. I'm glad she got it, since it's a decent enough GPS for the price. My experiences using the device have all be positive.
Summary: This little item offers map updating every 25 feet. It has a good response time if you drive within reasonable speed limits....lead footed speeders will find it to be a bit sluggish if they are driving over 80 m.p.h.. Make sure you download the ActiveSync program from the Microsoft Mobile website...