Summary: This product was released just before one of the Bush administration's rebate incentives. Shortly thereafter, the company that created it exited the portable GPS business making it all but impossible to update the device.
Summary: Lots of features in this GPS however two different units were tested and found to de-tune below room temperature and refuse to lock on any satellites. If you can keep it above 75°F, it seems to be a good unit.
Summary: I had this unit for one year. The battery wouldnt stay up unless you had it pluged in all the time. When I bought it it had two year old maps on it and no way to up date it. I got in touch with v7 and was told that nothing could be done about it.
Summary: my gps stopped working 1 week after i got it and i am getting no help from the people that made it so im sat here with a crap gps that i cant get fixed THANKS AMAZON.COM FOR NOT TELLING ME THE GPS IS OUT DATED AND THE COMPANY NO LONGER MAKES THESE GPS OR UPGRADES THEM.
Maps not updated since 2007, probably won't EVER be.
Jonas Bendsen "i'm trying to help you", Amazon
12 November 2009
Summary: DON'T BUY THIS UNLESS YOU'RE TRAVELING BACK IN TIME. Yes, the price is right, but like most things there's a reason. V7's website has said "check back in a few weeks" for a LONG time. I assume they've gone (long) out of business. The maps on this device are so outdated that they're worthless.
Summary: Originally thought not a bad unit for the price. After 18 months, battery would no longer hold a charge. Since there is a two year warranty, I contacted NAV and sent the unit back. The returned it to me and the battery still seems to die very quickly and not hold a charge very long.
Summary: I purchased this GPS system so that I could drive without trying to read computer generated map directions. I'm not stupid by any means--very technology savvy...however, after hours and hours of trying to get this system to give me directions to even just 1 location...I'm giving up!
Summary: Pros: I was excited when I recieved this item and you can read for youreslf all the features. Cons: THE BATTERY LIFE IS APRX 20 - 35 MIN AT THE MOST CONSERVATIVE SETTINGS. THIS DEFEATS ALL THE FEATURES BECAUSE THEY ARE OF NO USE ON BATTERY POWER....BUYER BE AWARE!
Summary: Battery lased a scant 15 to 20 minutes. Unit sounds like a loud railroad crossing just prior to shutting down due to lack of power. I tried to charge the unit three times and got the same result each time.