Summary: As a basic GPS it does fine. It will get you where you need to go at the fastest route. However, Google Maps is more user friendly then this system. First off you have to know the address (street name and house number) in order to search. It does have a search by name function however, you have to at least type in the city first. Where as Google maps you could just type in "starbucks" and it will automatically bring you the closest starbucks near me.
Summary: voice recognition is poor quality. rarely understands the speaker. Makes navigation more stressful and is very frustrating. Also noted that it freezes up and gets over heated. The screen freeze in mid-drive and you have to re-boot it. I travel daily for work, and at least 3 times a day it freezes up on me. It might be freezing because of the heat of the sun, but my last tom-tom did not have that problem. As for this one, its going back to the store.
Summary: I don't care how much i adjust the screen, the unit is difficult to see. I have two Garmin units of which one quit. That's why i purchased the TomTom. I wanted to see how another brand performed. I wish i had purchased another Garmin. I don't like this unit at all. I bought the larger screen. That's kind of a trick because they use approximately one quarter of the screen to display a sky line. Therefore you are not getting a full screen.
Summary: Wow. We'll let me begin by saying not once did I ever have a gps signal within 5 miles of my house, then it would power itself down while I was using it for directions. So I thought to update it, things went from bad to worse. For the next 10 hours I tried without success to update the map. I surprised myself in the end and returned it without throwing it through the window, which I probably would have had great satisfaction from doing.