"Good unit but 2 design changes are not user friendly"3.5 starson by dawjr
Pros: Very quick to find satellites, compared with my old 256wt,. as well as faster to recalculate. Traffic trends and My trends seem to work well although still training it (3 days new)
Cons: New Craddle mount (attaches to the unit, and snaps onto the ball of the suction cup mouth. Does not fit in standard cases
A Photo viewer using a Micro SC Card??
Summary: New Cradle mount (attaches to the unit, and snaps onto the ball of the suction cup mouth. Cradle has contacts which meet with the unit, and power cord (mini usb fits into 'cradle' not the unit itself). My older Garmin mount will work, but unable to attach powercord, as the unit does not have a mini usb port. It does have a separate Micro USB port for attaching to the computer (and will charge the unit also). Supposed to keep the craddle on the unit (and those it WILL NOT FIT standard cases, including the Garmin case for the product (unit fits WITHOUT the 'cradle')
Supposed to detach unit from the mouth at the 'ball' on the suction cup. Contacts on the unit, which match up to the craddle are explosed and may be subject to dirt or corruption. Do not think this new system is as easy to use or versatile love the former mount. The cradle is dedicated, you can't replace this mount execpt from Garmin, unlike the former.
A Photoveiwer using a Micro SC card??? Digital cameras use the full size SD card, why change from the former SD to Micro SD. You can't pop out the SC card from your camera and put in the Garmin using it as a picture viewer. Not the main feature of the unit, but switching to the new Micro SD, makes this feature very difficult to use.
Will somebody do something about the displays? How about a contrast adjustment? Still difficult to see display in bright sunlight.
Battery life is short, probably because of the added features - get the cord plugged in! Not much more then an 1 hour or so, and it is on low battery warning.
Parking locate does not work very well, tried it twice, knowing where my car was parked, and it seemed to want to lead me away from my car, but adjusted as I walked towards it, but when in my car, it did not recognize I was at the car.
More then ample memory, nearly 8 gigs! Over half memory available.
All in all, a good unit, but could be much better if they stayed the course with the traditional cradle mount, and full sized Micro SC card.