"Sharp looking, feature rich, basic GPS for the masses"5.0 starson by kevinpmil
Pros: Pleasing menus, easy to use, good support from manufacturer, well made windshield mount, standard usb cable is all you need to connect to a computer
Cons: Small inaccuracies noticed with maps, sometimes odd route selections, not as many advanced functions as tom tom.
Summary: I don't understand why everyone is so worried about "text to speech" on the devices. It always sounds odd. If you can't under stand "Turn Left" with the street clearly displayed at the top of the GPS, then you probably shouldn't be the one driving.
This device is very slick and feels like a much more expensive GPS. I've done side by side comparisons with a slightly more expensive Tom Tom, and this does all the same functions just as good, but looks better doing it. The tom tom's display seems more clunky and utilitarian, whereas this seems much more refined and clean.
As a basic GPS and travel partner, this works great. I love being able to find a Thai restaurant close to my location and it gives the phone # so I can call in my order before I arrive.
Garmin supports their product very good with firmware and software updates on a regular basis to improve features and functions.
They also have 60 days of free map updates after purchase in the event they release any new updates.
I received my GPS on Christmas and just got my MAP update in February. They also off some fun extras for customizing you GPS. (Free voices and free vehicle avatars)
If you are looking for a great inexpensive basic GPS, buy this one.