"My first GPS--not a bad choice"4.0 starson by aila49
Pros: Audio for turns at 2 miles and 1/2 mile. Choice of fastest or shortest route. Fun to watch the miles or ETA tick down. Choice of elevation, driving speed, direction, ETA, time left.
Cons: Not updated on rural roads. Uses only AAA, which for me gives poor directions. Poor battery life. Don't know how they compute time of arrival, always longer than what I know the route to be. Update not downloadable for me.
Summary: I have had mine for two weeks. As a travel nurse, I travel all over the country on new assignments. So far, I have only used it for amusement while waiting for my next assignment. I compute distance between my home and my daughter's. We are both rural settings, with her home street not listed on my RoadMate. It shows my home address half-way down the street on right side rather than left. My actual physical location (one-way street) is last house on left side of street.
I am looking forward to trying in "big city" that I am not familiar with, while trying out shortcuts and highways. I do wish it would show active contruction, but that is my pipe dream.
All in all, I am pleased with my RoadMate and the price I paid for it. I keep it charged while driving, using the car charger supplied with the package. It is also interchangeble with my cell phone AC charger. Another plus for me.