"Best GPS on the market hands down"5.0 starson by dinsf2004
Pros: Lane assist alerts you to the lane to be in BEFORE the turn, Instant GPS lock right out of the parking ramp, Blue tooth, Speech recognition that actually works (unlike Garmin which I had to return)- speak the address and it WORKS!!, only $400
Cons: Because it costs so much less than Garmin and has twice the features I almost did not buy it thinking it would not be as high quality as claimed- I was plesantly suprised the Navigon is everything claimed and more
Summary: First off this thing actually has features that works. Second, you can use it in a large city and get to where you are going because of its advanced features. When you get in the car and turn the key the device starts automatically. The voice recognition lets you speak in the destination address. The blue tooth connects to your phone letting you make hands free calls. As you drive out of the parking ramp in Century City or Downtown LA the instant lock feature finds a GPS signal in seconds which is key in a downtown full of one way streets where one wrong turn means 20 minutes of time lost. Then as you get on the freeway full of bumper to bumper traffic the lane assist shows you in reality view (looks exactly the same as freeway road signs and all and has an arrow in the exact land you will need to be in to merge or exit the freeway. The included LIFETIME traffic avoids and reroutes arounds traffic back ups. Garmin charges you a yearly fee for traffic for a device with half the features and that costs twice as much. Navigon charges only $79 for three years of maps and they update the maps 4 times a year. Garmin charges $99 bucks for one map update that is 6 months to 1.5 years old depending upon when in the year you buy it (by the time they roll out the update it is 6 months old and then they sell it for the next year.
Navigon also beefed up their POI database because I had the 2100 Max before and this has way more POIs. Moreover, having full Zagot reviews for resturants is HUGE if you travel a lot like I do.