Summary: I'm not happy with the device. The unit is sent back to Dallas Forth Worth for a replacement unit furthermore they advertise with lifetime updates, they don't tell you thats only NA and not Europe, misleading customers.
When it works, it's great. Unfortunately, it usually doesn't work...
12 March 2013
Summary: I bought one of these for me, and one for my daughter. I've had Garmin, Lowrence AirMap & Magellan, as well as built-in GPS units from Honda (Goldwing) & Ford, but the features on this one sounded like just what I wanted. Bad idea. Neither of these units will hold a charge, even though they are supposed to have internal batteries. When they are unplugged, they are off.
Summary: I'm not sure why some have given this a negative review; this piece of gear works great! Voice recognition works very easily. I head to Paris in a week so will see how the European maps works, but local here in the Northern Virginia/DC area is spot on. I had a few problems connecting it to the computer to sync up and download new maps, but once I downloaded the new "MyTomTom" Home, it worked like a breeze.
Summary: When going to replace an older GPS I heard all of the hype about Garmin. I tried them out, and they could not match this unit for ease of use, but especially the clarity of the glass 5 inch screen. I had a problem with this unit, and had to get it replaced. The replacement is without problems. I also bought a 5" Tom tom Via for $100 less at BJ's with a regular screen, while I was waiting for the replacement and it is functions exactly like this one.
Summary: Although I purchase it more than one year ago I think this is worth to write and note that there is some problems with this model. I bought it on May and after try to use it I had to return it because GPS was having problems with battery. As usual Amazon immediatly replace it but unfortunately it started having problems with battery.