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.
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 Very outdated map and first 2 week got the signal after half hour and later there is no signal and waiting for signal for ever.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 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: It is loaded with many useful and helpful features. GPS acquisition is very fast and would calculates either the "quickest" or "shortest" map while entering the destination. It will voice alert when approaching a turn with the Text-to-Speach feature.
Summary: The interface was difficult to use. The process used to input new addresses was not intuitive. I sent the product back because my 82 year old mother could not figure out how to use it. I had trouble with it. The interface should be easy enough for anyone to program.
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!