Pros no redeeming features
Cons difficult to use. out of date maps out of date poi. delphi does not even offer upgradeable maps. Hope know one else buys this product
Pros does wat is advertised
Cons Terrible customer service, No planned map updates
Summary The product does what it is advertised to do, as long as no new streets are built in your city(or where ever you are using the system). I was told (by a very rude Delphi rep) that there will be no more map updates for the NAV300, unlike the NAV200. The Rep said they didn't know (and didn't really seem to care) why and didn't know who else I could talk to. They told me I had purchased an outdated product and that the company had no intention of doing anything to correct this. I asked if I should just throw it away and get another brand, and was told that was probably a good option. I'm still having trouble believing a company Rep would say something like that. The map is already missing some not so new streets in the area, so while it is still useful for some trips, it does nothing for trips using any street over 1-2 years old, and I guess Delphi has no intention of doing anything about it, especially since they seem to be in some major financial trouble now. I did get an email address for the "Customer Service" regional headquarters, but have had no response from them in over 2 months. DO NOT BUY A DELPHI NAV300 GPS.
Pros Bluetooth, Highway Speed, Current Speed, Speed warning, Elevation, millions of POI, Day/Night backlight, text-to-speech, hands-free calling, multi-media (MP3, Video, Picure viewer,) etc., etc. A WHOLE BUNDLE OF FEATURES....
Cons Non of the above features works or works well.
Summary I bought this GPS thinking it was what I was looking for. I mainly needed a GPS with bluetooth.
I have used GPS's in for the past 5 years. (Garmin, Magellan, Apline, Cobra, generic names, etc.) I am not new to GPS's, but this GPS unit will certainly make you look like an idiot.
Non of the above features works or works well. Here we go. This is an actual experience.
Bluetooth never recognized my phone(s)
Highway speed worked for the first 6 hours, then stopped. I searched everywhere to enable it at no avail. Of course, the speed warning won't work as well.
Day/Night backlight is a pain. It always was set to daylight. You have to set it manually to night-time everytime you start your car. The screen is so bright, it kills your concentration on the road. It has only 3 degrees of brightness (low, med, high) you need to set it on low (still very bright) each time it has to restart. Like when you stop for gas.
Text-to-speech worked once or twice, then in most areas did not pronounce the street names.
Multi-Media is a joke. A real big joke. I thought I'd throw my MP3 player. Well, not so soon; you need to remove the SD card (which originally came with the unit) and insert your card. Well, the GPS gives an error message rightaway, and stops working. It turns out that all the maps and applications are on the orig. SD card, and it needs to be in the unit at all times. If you remove the SD card, then the unit acts as an MP3 player ONLY. (completely useless)
Another big issue which made me return the unit is this: You need to enter the destination address or a previous destination each time you turn off/on the unit. For example, you stop for coffee/gas; you start the car, then Mr. GPS has forgotten everything. Either you go to previous destinations and choose the last one, or re-enter everything again.
This unit is supposed to be filled with POI (points of interests) Interestingly, it gives the brand of the gas-stations on the road, name and icon. But, try to choose one of these. It is always locked to the last one you have chosen. There is a gas station a couple of miles ahead of me, and the GPS wants me to drive 7 miles and return 7 miles to the last gas station that I had mistakenly chosen. 14 miles, and there is a gas station just close by.
On the good side, when this unit works (as a GPS), it works well, just until you turn off your car. It acquires the GPS signal very quickly, and it is very accurate. That was good enough for me, but you need to choose the previous destination each time you restart your car. I return it to the store, and they has a big sale. I told him, I won't buy it for $10.
It looks like the programmers had everything you need in the unit, but they had a hard time connecting the wires and the code. It could be a very good unit, but needs reprogramming from scratch.
Pros Hands free calling, fully loaded with a mp3 player and a ton of other features
Cons Slow performance, Bad maps, speaker volume always resets to half, hard to hear phone conversations
Summary I purchesed this as an upgrade from my nuvi 200 by garmin and found out it was a bad descision.
I frequently travel 2 hours out of town to large cities traveling to the same place with both units the Delpi sent me two miles down the road from the store i was going to and got me so lost a local that i know there (and has lived there all thier life) couldnt reconize the street names i rattled off of the map...
Features are good if you need them but id prefer to get to where im going then play music though a poor speaker...also the volume sets to 50% as default and i could never find a option to change that. Also slow route recalculations and startup for the nav menu laves you waiting on the side of the road for a couple minutes.