Summary: I purchased the PDR200 from Dell in June 2009. It worked great for about 5-6 months. In December 2009 went to Disney and thats when the unit started giving me problems. It made it through the Disney trip but it started locking up on the boot screen until finally it would not boot up at all.
Don't be cheated by Pharos. Maps are outdated and you need to buy seperately.
M. Gorthi, Amazon
17 December 2009
Summary: Pharos is cheating customers. I bought Drive 200 in June 2009 but maps are very old and out dated. I contacted customer service and they told me to wait for updates and did not mention that updates are not free. I decided to wait instead of returning the device.
Summary: This is not a bad unit for the price. We used it to travel down to D.C. area and had only a one problem with it. The screen will freeze up on you and then you have to do a hard restart. I believe that it was more operator error then anything else.
Summary: Bought this real cheap $58 so I did not expect Tomtom, Garmin kind of performance. Was able to lock onto the satellite in 3 mins. I guess I am fine with that. Oddly enough, it took a while for it to figure out where I was. I am in North Texas and the map of Little Rock AR popped up initially.
Summary: The maps are dated and an upgrade to maps that are from 2009 is $50+s/h. Based on that I am changing my review stars to a single star. My needs for a GPS are limited. The price point on this was a big item. I saw some negative reviews but figured the price outweighed the negative thoughts.
Summary: What a disaster after buying this GPS, absolutely waste of money. Very outdated map and first 2 week got the signal after half hour and later there is no signal and waiting for signal for ever. Contacting customer service is pain, now I sent this device to them for repair by my own expenses.
Summary: The Pharos Drive GPS 200 is an excellent VALUE. I'd refer anybody considering this unit to a Tom's Guide review of "5 Stellar GPS Units Under $150": [...] . The Tom's Guide review was written on December 22, 2008. I am definitely satisfied!