"Takes me wherever I want to go!"4.5 starson by OneArizonan
Pros: Lane guidance; lots of point of interests; guidance away from traffic; life time map updates and traffic.
Cons: does not learn travel patterns; sometimes behaves stubbornly in guiding routes; cannot plan alternate routes to our liking.
Summary: I am very satisfied with this GPS after I returned the Magellen GPS which did not perform upto my satisfaction. I have done two map updates so far and I see improvements every time. I also like the alternate route planning based on traffic information. It also takes into account car pool lanes; it helps if we travel with family and can use car pool lanes.Some people have written that life time update does not work. It is not correct. I have done two map updates so far and it works ok. I think those users need to check their computers' settings while downloading the updates. It takes longer time, of course.
However, the GPS does not lend itself to trip planning very well. Although it gives alternatives, it would be better if we can avoid as well as chose certain freeways/road while taking a long trip. I hope they add those functions.
In addition, if they include 'mark location' feature, it would be fantastic. My old Magellan GPS (bought several years back) used to have this feature.
Updated on Dec 12, 2011