"Not for the business traveler..."0.5 starson by Rickd512
Cons: Software is terrible...
Summary: The unit will lock onto the satellite and hold it very well, but that is where the useful life of the Earthmate ends.
If you make a wrong turn, forget it, you are now lost. The software has no ability to automatically re-route you, and the "back on track" feature is worthless. Make a wrong turn, find a place to stop, re-set your entire route, and then maybe, just maybe you will find your way.
The software will have you on a major highway, it will have you exit, make four or five turns, and then get right back on the same highway that it had you exit.
The software refers to every road by the unpublished name of the road. Quite often that means taking an exit without knowing for sure it is the right one.
Often times the commands for which way to turn arrive after you have already had to make the decision. And even though the software shows you are going the wrong way, it will often times continue to direct you as if you are on the right road. So you will need to pay attention visually as well.
Any exit with an A or B will come out of the unit as take exit 17aaaaabbbbbb.
It will tell you to go north, when the exit is east and west. Or east when the exit is north and south, and so on.
Bear left or right means continue straight.
You should get the point, and not get the Earthmate, it is a long way from real world use.