"The best GPS you can buy"4.5 starson by Ajones33
Pros: Best software there is, extremely easy to use, excellent text to speech
Cons: Power can't connect directly to the unit, must use car mount or home dock
Summary: I'm a former Garmin Nuvi user who borrowed a TomTom from a friend. Once I used the TomTom I realized just how much was missing from the Nuvi. If I never used the TomTom I'm sure I would have kept the Nuvi but I just found myself being frustrated by all the things I couldn't do once I went back to the Garmin. As soon as the 910 came out I sold the Nuvi and I'm so glad I did. I love how you can customize so many aspects of the 910 to your liking. The 910 powers up very quickly and obtains a satellite lock very fast. From what I understand, this is without the QuickFix feature which should be available soon so I guess that will make it even faster. If I turn it on after it's been off for only an hour or so it's usually able to get a lock immediately.
Entering addresses is super easy. Just tap on the on screen keyboard and it will auto fill based on what you've typed in so far. You can also navigate directly to GPS coordinates if you want. Driving when surrounded by tall buildings is pretty good although it may think it needs to recalculate your route if you stop. Once you get moving again it locks back to your road and you're on your way. Reception is definitely better than any previous TomTom models.
Text to speech is very good overall. After trying all the voices I have to say that Dave is the most natural sounding of them all. There are some video samples available on the web if you search for it that give you an idea of what to expect. There are some issues with some of the pronunciation but for the most part it's a fantastic addition that really helps you get to your destination. I think it's worth the extra money. If you miss a turn or if there is a mapping error or a road is closed, the unit reroutes you within seconds so it's no big deal. Even my mom who has never used a car GPS before loved it when she took it on her trip to California. Now it looks like she's going to buy one for herself.
I think the biggest complaint that I've seen with other web reviews is with the POI database but each time I've used it to find a bar, gas station, store etc. it's been right on the money. Sometimes the location of an address may be off by about 50 yards or so and this usually happens on roads that twist and turn all over. On straight roads laid out in a grid it's dead on. An arrow points out what side of the street your address is located on which is nice. I like the advance planning and itinerary features which come in handy for longer trips away from home. The screen is easy enough to see even in direct sunlight although if you have a white shirt on it will reflect much more than darker colors. The battery seems to last for about five hours based on some testing I've done. I never leave home without it and wouldn't dream of going back to paper print outs. There is nothing better on the market today.