"great promise"2.0 starson by JAKEESQ
Pros: the screen size and clarity of information is a plus.
Cons: function needs tobe re-thought. see below summary.
Summary: I got this 8100 unit for Xmas. In the 2D mode, it won't accept a course-up instruction; the car icon moves on the screen until it drives off the screen, but then the unit does not recycle either the map or the car icon to the then-present position: it simply freezes until manually reset. But the problem very quickly re-occurs. In the navigation mode, several miles of the Pennsylvania Turnpike which included an exit at Morgantown disappeared from the screen, additionally, two interstate bridges disappeared from the screen in the navigation mode: the Betsy Ross bridge and the Walt Whitman bridge. A phone call made in the navigation mode produced a radio station, which made the call impossible to complete, and a phone call later taken shortly after that, still in the navigation mode, fried the instruction lady's voice; it no longer plays at all, even with all adjustments attended. It seems to have trouble holding the settings: Direct Access POIs disgorged the setting after the third retreival from the standby setting. The Day /Night function, set on auto, did not return to Day from the previous Night's use; it had to be reset to day manually. A somewhat more tolerable issue, perhaps: the data base seems quite outdated. It produced a local restaurant which had been closed for more than a year prior to the device being marketed in the USA. This may just be a bad unit; the vendor has agreed to change it out for another. More to follow