Summary: Worked well when i first used it ,occasianally did freeze but other than that it was ok,but after about 6 months it stopped working,it said on the screen file infected, I don't know why if i never downloaded new maps or nothing like that.I did call Nextar customer support & since i never registered it they said they couldn't assist me.My brother bought one as well the same model & his has been working fine & He's had it over 2 years,so i guess i'm just out of luck.My...
Its a piece of crap....You would do better on mapquest
6 July 2011
Summary: The nextar GPS I purchased , with out doing any research. And feel thats was a waste of money. No Updates on the maps not even odyessy 50 can give u an update. I took a trip to pensacola beach,I typed in my hotel address, it took me thru two different residental neighborhoods. Before I got on the main highway, ten minutes was wasted. So the nextar GPS is a piece of crap.
Summary: The manufacturer does not offer updates for the maps, unless you have a specific serial number. I ran into this very issue, and my unit was not in the specified range of update-able serial numbers. Here is an excerpt of the communication I had with customer service regarding this: I sent this: When I purchased this unit it was with the understanding that the maps would be upgradeable.
Don't waste your time, money, or safety on this product... AVOID IT!
R. Surber, Amazon
15 February 2010
Summary: i travel quite regularly, frequently 1k miles or more a week with my job. i received a Nextar GPS for Christmas last year. i left it in my car (go figure) and within three days the product would not start up... i had a black screen. So, i was able to return it, and opted for this larger version of the GPS system. Firstly, the web site is incredibly slow and i could not access the information on the site, but that was hardly enough reason to hate the product.
Summary: This is easy to use, and is fine for the first year. Then the cost of upgrading the maps exceeds the cost of the unti. Buy one of the more expensive uints with free map upgrades, it'll be cheaper in the long run.
Summary: This unit is ok but it's lack of built in POIs makes it not as usable as others. This brand of GPS cannot download POIs from usual internet sources like Tom Tom and Garmin can, so you are stuck with just what is already loaded, which isn't much. I was in the central valley of California looking for a Wal-Mart and the nearest one it showed me was in San Diego.