"One Heck of a GPS"4.5 starson by MrMylesG
Pros: Small size, easy to see screen, very easy to use. Very nice for first time GPS user.
Cons: None so far that I can tell
Summary: I have a bluetooth GPS that I use with my Pocket PC but I really needed something that was a standalone unit. The MIO C230 caught my eye with its great price. The reviews I found were very positive so I bought it. The route calculations are very fast. Initial satellite acquisition takes a minute or two and stays locked on pretty well.
You can change from 2D to 3D views by pressing the up/down arrows on the display. And also zoom in and out with the magnifying glass symbols.
I had a chance to try it out in flight recently and was very surprised. I checked the GPS screen and it showed my elevation at 7 miles, 149 yards and a speed of 476 mph. Additionally it showed the streets below whizzing by. After I landed, I noticed it has a button for views from an airplane, very similar to the inflight info available on many long haul airliners.
This is a terrific little GPS and with all the features and great price (under USD$200) it is definitely worth a look.