"Gotta Hate It"on by ecks618
Cons SIGNAL IS BAAAADDDD
Summary If you live in New York or New Jersey i would not buy this, and if you do you might need to keep it outside your car for a signal. I must say, after reading good reviews of this product I was convinced it would be better than the adapter that I had purchased previously for my Ipaq, but no same story as with the reciever for the ipaq, it dropps signal at the worst times, takes a long time to pick up signal, and if you driving through a certain road it does not know it will take another few minutes until it picks up again and get the signal, but by that time you are already lost because it lost the signal, therefore I highly suggest staying away from this product.
I would suggest and Garmin or Magellan, especially Magellan which I started using shortly after with absolutly no problems, Please i suggest to turn away, its not that I hate then, its that I would not want another person to be inconvenienced by this product.
Pros Easy to use if it works
Cons Insisted we put our car into the canal!
Summary Unit refused to accurately map standard directions. Akron to New York, Cleveland to Columbus and Dayton. Had no record of I77, I71 or I90. All 3 interstates have existed for 20 years or more, so old maps is not the excuse. Tech support absolutely dreadful. Phone support rude and smart alecky. On line support never answered. DO NOT BUY!!! (Unless you like making left turns across 4 lane interstates into corn fields or have a canoe in order to drive through a canal.)
Pros Map accuracy; interface; design
Cons GPS Signal acquisition, location accuracy
Summary I was looking forward to using the TomTom GO 300. All the reviews were above average for this unit.
Out of the box, the GO is ready to rock. The beauty of it all is the detail (and accuracy) of the maps. There is a 1 GB SD card preloaded. No "downloading" of maps is required to use it. I found the street level maps to be better than the Garmin and Magellan maps.
The POI's are a bit dated, but you will find this as common with all units. I did not like the fact that the POI's phone number is not part of the database. It is a great convenience I have come to expect from GPS devices.
The Satellite acquisition was quite poor. It would take 3-8 minutes on average to establise a location. The antenna receiver is not flexible and points forward on the horizontal. Satellites are vertical. ON a hot start, warm start, cold start.... all the same results. Further, when driving- the signal was intermittently lost causing the directions to be changed to account for a "missed turn" that was not missed at all. This creates confusion for the driver and frustration for me.
All-in-all, its a nice package. BUT- be aware, you may experience the same satellite acquisition issues. I returned the unit for the Garmin iQUE M5. The Garmin is a nice total package... The maps are not as accurate as TomTom, but the signal never fails me.
Pros Easy to manage the menu.
Cons 1. The initial satellite connection takes up to 5-6 minutes.
2. Regardless of the distance to the next exit, my Tomtom announces "Next exit in 2 MILES". The customer service asked me to mail the unit to be repaired. I may. Volkan Akkurt
Summary Mixed feelings.
Pros works perfectly, great aquisition, easy to use, exelent price,
Cons cant always react quickly enough when at speed, needs contant updates for maps
Summary cant say more than it just works!! i wouldn't be without it