"Fast, accurate, and INEXPENSIVE!"4.0 starson by ronycyks
Pros: Fast, accurate, text to speech function, small, and INEXPENSIVE
Cons: Manual is not user-friendly
Summary: I got this unit about a month ago. I have been testing it since then. I got it for about $100 from dell. It was a great purchase for that price.
The unit starts up in under a minute in a cold start (if it was completely switched off by pressing the power button for about 3-5 seconds) or a few seconds on a hot start (coming out of sleep, which requires one tap on the power button to put it to sleep or bring it out of sleep). It has an extensive list of points of interest and is accurate.
The text to speech function, that enables this unit to announce which street you are going to turn, is great. This function is fairly rare among the budget GPS units. The pronunciation is decent and understandable. This GPS unit uses Navteq maps, which are used by the likes of mapquest.com. The build quality of the unit is pretty good. The unit is small and can fit in a jacket pocket, much smaller than some garmin street pilots. the screen in bright and is clearly visible in the day, unless there is sun shining on it, in which case you can turn it for better view.
Now for some cons:
The manual was not the easiest to use, but it was not very difficult to use the unit in about an half hour of playing around.
The cradle that comes with the unit has a real tight fit for the GPS unit, so taking the GPS unit out of the cradle is a little difficult.
Overall, I would definitely recommend this to anyone who just needs a no frills GPS unit. It does a good job for a very small price and is the best bang for the buck.