Pros Bright screen, Clear voice prompts
Cons Maps are very uptodate
Summary Overall good product but the maps appears to be old as it fails to give the surrounding points of interest i.e gas stations, resturents and state parks. Among the high rise building gps signal is lost.
Pros Locks on fast, fast reroute,easy to swtich between cars
Cons Not useful for cross country navigation, few extras
Summary I had a magellan 700 before this unit. My complaints about the magellan were that it was slow to reroute and acquire its position when first turned on. The Sony has none of these problems. The display is easier to read during the day compared with the Magellan. My only real disappointment is that is not very useful for dead reckoning, does not display heading information.
Pros Brighter screen, better sound, super easy controls
Cons No provision for in-dash mounting
Summary I have seriously compared the available products and the new Sony entry sets a new standard for portable navigation performance. Battery life is over two hours when removed from the car, the screen is brighter, the touch screen controls are far more refined and easy to use. Most of all, the sound is far superior to other products so you can actually hear and understand directions at highway speeds. The Navteq mapping system is good, but needs a few updates.
Pros Easy to use - although not enough of a reason to buy.
Cons No map updates, no ability to mark roads as being closed
Summary Do not buy this unit!!! Sony will never provide updated maps, therefore I will never trust a Sony product again.Updated
According to Sony's website, an updated map will be available on 7/16/07. It's now 7/18, and there's still no new map on their site or on Google.Updated
Why should I pay this much for maps? I would have been better off getting navigation through my cellphone as needed. That would've been cheaper from the start.
Pros nice mount and sound but thats all its got
Cons slow don't always seem to know what it whats to do
Summary i have had it over night and its going back now frist thing i liked the sceen and sound but thats all unit veryy slow to find were you want to go if you put a were you want to go to it may find it it may not don't buy