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.