"Great Unit Does Everything Relatively Well"4.0 starson by pzeitlin
Pros: Quick Route Making, A lot of Features
Cons: POI Database smaller
Summary: I got the unit two days ago and have only travelled routes I know, which is a great way to test a unit. It locks onto the satellites fast and route development is extremely quick.
So far, the routes seem pretty good and close to what I would take. I recognize that algorhythms can't be perfect. The sluggishness that CNET complains about isn't a problem. Also, my version (from COSTCO) does include an AC adapter.
Points of interest, the only weakness, is not bad - just not great. In one community, it found the Pizza Hut, Chinese Restaurant, Gas Station, Grocery Store, and another Pizza Place. It missed other restaurants. But, it did seem to find the 'hot spots'.
Navigation is great, I could care less about music and photos. CNET is correct, the graphics/GUI won't wow you - but so what.
I reviewed soo many GPS - but to get 1.5M POI's, Text-to-Speach, NAVTEQ Maps, SIRF and WAAS capability, as well as optional Traffic - you can't beat the price.