"Good for point-to-point, but VERY limited POI List"2.0 starson by mgironda
Pros: Nice, intuitive interface; big, bright screen with good resolution; plenty of info at your fingertips; AAA support; bundled accessories
Cons: POI list has only TWO categories of shopping; only 48-state map support with no plans to expand
Summary: I grabbed this little guy based on the reviews here (thanks!) and toying around with it at a local store... I was pleasantly surprised at Magellan's new, slick interface and the small bezel of the unit. Once out of the box, I found it very easy to program, creating routes to different places and tracing steps. The "avoid" feature is very good for detouring, etc. The online registration procedure, linked from the bundled CD-ROM, alerted me to a firmware update which installed without a hitch (make sure you have an extra SD card lying around with 16+mb... I used an old one that came bundled with a digital camera). Protective sleeve-type case is included as well, which was a nice bonus.
THE PROBLEM OCCURRED when I tried to find any local Electronics Store (i.e. Best Buy, Circuit City), a local chain convenience store (Target), and a local housewares store (Bed Bath & Beyond). The unit has no knowledge of any of these stores!! Further exploration and a call to tech support revealed that "Shopping Malls" and "Book Stores" are the only categories available for Shopping... a HUGE problem in my opinion for those emergency trips during vacations for, say, an AC adapter for a cell phone or a forgotten bathing suit replacement. All other categories of POIs are very good (TONS of restaurants, Medical, etc.) but this shortcoming was enough for me to return the unit.
Also, the unit does not support Canada maps and, according to Magellan's web site, it never will... bummer for trips to Niagara Falls.
As long as these issues are improved, I'm going to give the next model up, the 4040, a try instead.