Pros Quick rout processing, Lots of colors schemes both day/night downloadable, IQ routes, quick rerouting, Intuitive for less computer saavy users, easy favorites entry, easy to read screnn, speed indicator, accurate arrival times/miles to go, etc.
Cons Needs screen dimmer for night, traffic doesn't always tell you it's ahead, needs more than 2GB memory for maps, touch screen can be too sensitive somtimes,
Summary A very good value if you can get it on sale for around $100 with discounts. Lots of features for the money and easy to use if you haven't had a GPS before. Small size makes it easy to store or put in your pocket for walking around use. Pretty easy to master quickly if you're not a geek. Downloadable color schemes and voices are great. Magellean 3045-TM is better, but then it's $299. Garmins more expensive units outperform it, but then for this money, this dog hunts with the best of them
Pros Lifetime Maps (dont buy one without lifetime maps) ease of use
Cons Bracket mounting too thick on back and does not connect securely. Comes off the bracket when you attempt to move it in any direction. No elevation function available.
Summary Ease of use, Lifetime Maps and many POI selections.
Pros Absolutely Nothing!!!
Cons Life Time Maps-every time I update it locks up & I spend 30 minutes on phone w/ cust serv & then 2hr download.
Traffic-its based on other TomTom GPS unit info & rarely useful.
Now after my 3rd Update it locks up when I hit NAV command !!!
Summary I had a Garmin Nuvi model & gave that to my wife - now I'm going to buy another Garmin. Not only have I had the above problems with updating the maps, the software/interface with the map is no where near as user friendly as the the Garmin unit. This is coming from someone that is a commercial pilot & flight instructor. So I'm pretty familiar with all type of navigation devices.
Pros GPS navigation is a new experience for me. I quickly learned the basics and used unir continuously while on a 7000 mile drive which I embarked on about two weeks after receipt of the unit. I wonder how I survived so long without it!
Cons 1) I'd like to use it for geo-caching, but haven't figured out how to enter Long/Lat coordinates - no way to enter them as a destination. 2) Way points along route aren't announced when you arrive - only final destination is announced.
Summary This is a great first GPS unit. I recommend it to other newbies like myself. My work-around for the unannounced way points along route works well for me: 1) Program my final destination; 2) Change route "Travel via"; 3) Find the intermediate destination and program it; 4) Change Route>New Route>Recent Destinations; 5) Pick the interim destination as your final destination; 6) Upon reaching your that destination, re-program unit to your original destination.