Summary: Oh it reads like a great product - 3D GPS, fast processor, multi media player. HOLD ON - it's a piece of CARP! Got it(thought at a great price), played with it (GPS is decent), wanted to get rid of it quickly. HP, who were great with their PDA - HP Ipaq 211 is one the greatest tech toys ever made - totally screwed up the interface and the "ease of use". Why they didn't build on their expertise from the PDA days is beyond me.
Summary: I have owned this unit for 2 year now, and I like practically every aspect of this GPS unit (all the good things that everyone else has mentioned.) I never had a problem with strange routing like some people have mentioned, and any other quirks or "problems" are pretty easy to ignore, except for one: The biggest problem that I have experienced with this unit is that its software crashes pretty regularly. If you cross a time zone - crash. If it is too cold (e.g.
Summary: I bought mine directly from HP. I paid $180, and I think that's exactly what it is worth. No more and no less. Apparently HP decided to make the best GPS possible and then gave up for some reason. For example, the hardware is great. But there are those tiny, annoying things, like "power" button that WILL get accidentally pressed even if you keep the device in its carrying case. The software could be great... it it did not reboot every once in a while.
Summary: This is a unit that has a lot of nice features, especially at this price. It's not only a GPS unit, but a portable entertainment device. The way you can integrate your Outlook contacts and used them as points of interest. Most GPS units have about 750,000 points of interest, this unit has over 12 million! Overall a very nice unit. The only drawback (and it's a major one) is limited support especially since HP is not making this unit anymore.
Summary: The good: Crisp clear screen Spoken street names Quick recalculation of route The bad: Everything else!!! Outdated map with no available updates Not very user friendly Speaker volume is small and very weak. Makes the bluetooth and media player features worthless. The worse is the battery. You are lucky to get 75 minutes out of it when brand new. After just a few charges, it gets weaker and weaker until it just won't hold a charge anymore.