Summary: Seemed OK to start with but after a few months the troubles began. After getting fed up of "map update available" alerts which popped up every time I turned on my laptop (grrr), I finally did the update.... and it deleted all my maps in the process.
Summary: This is a poor unit in two respects: 1. It is sluggish to respond and takes forever to boot up. It doesn't seem to latch on to satellite signals easily. 2. But by far the biggest problem is the battery charging fault.
Summary: Absolutely abysmal. keyboard is slow and unresponsive. voice activation doesn't work. no free maps as promised if you don't connect it to a computer before 90 days after first use. Garmin next time I think.
Summary: I bought a TomTom and it arrived and the battery would not charge. I returned it and Amazon sent me a second one. This had the same fault and was returned although I had to argue to get my money back. I went to Halfords and bought on that worked.
Summary: The first unit had to be sent back to Amazon because the battery would not charge and it would only run on mains-Judging by the other feedback left this is a common problem. The second unit sent by Amazon has problems with the on/off button in that it will not turn on when I want it to !
Summary: Saw this heavily discounted and bought one despite mixed reviews. First one arrived promptly as all Amazon orders do. Pugged it into computer to update maps which took a long time but no hardship as unit is supposed to charge when connected to PC.
Beware and read the small print in the ad - You don't get the Free Life Time Maps with this product bought via Amazon
28 November 2012
Summary: Despite the large box advert on the Amazon page saying "Free Life Time Maps when you buy this product" - carry on reading the small print as it goes on to say "May not apply to Market Place sellers on Amazon"... Indeed it didn't, despite me purchasing the product brand new.