Summary: I have had and been reasonably satisfied with a TomTom XL1 for several years, and upgraded to this 1605TM for 3 reasons: 1. The 6" screen, which would help to compensate for my poor near vision when driving. It has greatly improved my ability to read the screen, and to enter instructions while docked in the car/RV. 2. The Free Traffic and Maps.
Summary: Nice unit overall, especially the big screen, but no compass! Hard to believe a high end GPS that can't tell you what direction you are currently travelling in. I checked with the manufacturer and they say all their new GPS units have had that feature removed. Very disappointing.