Summary: I had to try and read about all the top line GPS's and took a chance on the NAV740. Hopefully V7 can get these units into chain stores for a hands on demo. I had no problem when contacting customer support to find out if I should update my maps with the software online.
Pros: Customization, ease of use, keyboard options, blanking of characters while typing, large POI base, speed of satellite detection, elevation reading, refresh rate while traveling, Multimedia (if that's your thing), bright screen with night mode, autozoom, the way the street names are displayed, tex...
Cons: Voice does stutter a little on hard names though understandable, sometimes it is off by a few houses one way or the other (but many GPS's do the same). These are the only things that would otherwise make this unit perfect, IMO.
Summary: Tech support spoke English and was able to get my questions answered without a lot of phone time the first time. I will be contacting the peoople who make the map software and give them some areas that can be corrected. Got the unit through Newegg at a great price.
Pros: Works as advertised. Installed a 16G SDHC and load all software and maps. Manual says you need FAT or FAT 16. FAT 32 is the only way you can format SDHC. Worked with tech support and decided to try FAT 32. It worked fine. It took a little time, but I got settings and other areas to work just fine...
Cons: Manual at times somewhat confusing, but tech support was able to help me through. Map data base could use some updating as some places and roads were not poperly named.
Summary: Love all the modes of display and the media player. The kit is complete with needed chargers for home and car and windshield mounting. I have no complaints. Unless you need your GPS to speak in a british voice and have money to blow on a $400+ GPS, then buy this one!
Pros: Does pretty much everything the really expensive popular brand starting with a G does. I put a 8 gig SD card in it and it worked great. Plays WMV, MP3, MP4, etc. That expensive brand doesnt! It has never locked up on me and I've changed the mem card and put in a ton of MP3's and videos on it.
Cons: Sometimes when using the text to speech voice that says Road Names, it can stutter ever so slightly. If that bothers you then use one of the other voices that speaks but doesn't say road names.
Summary: My wife and I planned a vacation to the Rockies and decided to get a GPS to aid in our first "mapless" trip. Just returned and couldn't have been happier with the product. The supplied instructions were terrible but it didn't matter - the device is so easy to use they weren't needed.
Summary: I have had this GPS for about a month now. It is an excellent device. I agree with all of the positive comments by those who have reviewed it. I would like to add several more. Because I needed some help (not the NAV740's fault) I emailed the manufacturer.
Summary: After using for 2 days as bought, I found IGO8 on the internet with choice of TeleAtlas or Navteq 2008 maps. I like Navteq. Everything is on 2GB sd card so simply putting original sd card in and it's back to as shipped state. Faster response with more feature's than my wife's Garmin.
Summary: Over the course of a couple of weeks I've looked at dozens of different GPS devices from a variety of manufacturers. By chance while looking at a Navagon review on PC Mag I found the NAV 740. The review was favorable. I took a chance with this unit and I'm not disappointed. I'm impressed.