"An Incredible Mapping Tool."5.0 starson by rk488454
Pros: Large & Easy to Read. Very Fast GPS Aquisition. Very Simple to Use.
Cons: Price, but hey, look what you get. It does provide less detail than expected when zoomed all the way in.
Summary: We recently used this on a 2200 mile trip. The more we used it, the more we wondered how we ever survived on "paper" maps. Need a restaurant ? Type it in. Need a hotel ? Type it in. Even need $$ ? Type it in. (For an ATM that is). The touch screen is incomparable & even better than that, is the remote control that's provided. It's far safer to use that while driving. With WAAS enabled, I was amazed at it's pinpoint accuracy, almost down to which LANE we were in. I'm glad we opted for the 7200 vs the 7500. For the trouble it takes to install the dead reckoning cable, along with the extra expense, it was far not worth it just to have a false signal, should the unit lose reception. Even that was extremely rare. If you need that much precision, join the Military. The NavTraffic is spotty at best & not that accurate - no fault to Garmin though. The WX was much more reliable. XM reception is excellent with the GXM30. It provides near real time stock updates also. The 7200 is also an excellent MP3 player through the car stereo. I believe that even without an extra memory card, it holds 850MB of music & books on tape - an excellent travel idea. Bottom line- Wonderful. You get so many features in one unit, it would cost thousands for much more, most likely provided only by several different electronic gadgets to do the same. OH, and please comparison shop ! It is ridiculous to almost pay DOUBLE at one place than what you can really get it for. GO FOR IT !