Full of Software Bugs, Terrible UI, Bad Directions
19 November 2011
Summary: This is the most terrible piece of electronics I own. I got mine for a very good price, and I bought one for my mother-in-law. The user interface is terrible. It has the most non-intuitive set of buttons and a laborious process for doing the simplest tasks. The touchscreen map controls are terrible. The "slide" feature for panning on the map works maybe 1 out of every 3 times you try. And the worst part is the directions it gives!
Summary: I bought this GPS without the knowledge that it could not be upgraded - ever. The first year or so it was great. As time has passed, roads have changed and I would only use it to get out of a place by clicking "Home' and hoping for the best. Tried to use it this summmer (2011) on a trip and it sent us thorough some backwards unpaved roads, instead of taking us on the two highways necessary. It also added about 25 minutes to a 30 minute trip.
Summary: DO NOT BUY! I have used this gps in 3 different states. TMC has never showed any form of updates, but does showing 'Tuning/ Tuned to' implying that it is working. Unit is not aware of HIGHWAYS made in the past 50 years. 40% of the places I need to go to, the unit is not aware of. Points of interest haven't been updated in at least 6 years.
Give the unit a chance. Its not half bad at all and it plays MOVIES.
Edward W. Weibe "ed", Amazon
29 November 2009
Summary: I received the unit as a gift of choice and was immediately dialing from my sons phone with it in the car home after bluetoothing into his phone. Some of the street names were funny to hear with so many strange road names out there but it was accurate in that regard. I've gone to Sanyo's site and found little info BUT its a SANYO FISHER unit so go to Sanyo Fisher and you'll get info.
Summary: Unit works, don't all ways turn back on touch screen.I reset it now it works better, sometimes have to touch more then once. It tells me sometimes to go left when i have to go right. Don't know where is the flaw, since i have 2 Units and they do the same mistakes ! Thanks DJ.
Summary: I really love the screen size, easy on the eyes from any angle, the spoken street names was a big reason I bought this unit, also, it has many features other gps system did not offer at twice the price, such as photo views, video and clear and concise readouts.....GREAT UNIT!!!
Summary: You may have to spend some time getting to know this, but when you do, it is a very useful product. I bought it for $100 at Walmart and am not complaining. I rate it 4 stars particularly for the price I paid. As others have noted, it is feature rich: MP3 and bluetooth are particularly useful. I have not used the Video player. Its main task, of course, is GPS.