"Excellent if you have the dash space."4.5 starson by JonCordova
Pros: - Tremendous size
- Large touch buttons
- Super loud speaker
- Starts quickly; acquire signal qucikly
- displays more street names in-map
Cons: - no extra features like hands-free, voice activation, or trip computer
- Flimsy mounting
- short battery life
- slight signal lag, may a common GPS problem
- Oh, some buyers say don't get the firmware update. It's buggy.
Summary: The 1700 retains every good feature of smaller mainline Roadmates with a larger and higher-res screen.
For the excellent price, the only question is where to mount it. Some cars have blank dash space, and in those cases, sticky mounting squares are ideal. But it's far too big for the windshield unless you've got a massive van.