Pros - good reception/accuarcy - upgradeable software - external power jack
Cons - Nav Companion software horrible ; no UTM coords; no export/import of waypoints - poor battery life (only AAA's)
Pros Cheap ($130 in rebates!), good basic functionality for a first GPS.
Cons StreeFinder constantly said "off route" and a lane change would bring it back on route. Needs a little more slack (or better yet, user-definable slack) for route management. No visible easy way to extract waypoints from Palm back to host.
Pros GPS works great with reasonably long battery life.
Cons Mapping/Routing software consistantly chooses bad routes. Computer must be connected to the Internet when generating a route.
Pros Very small and light. Uses batteries very sparingly compared to dedicated GPS units. Really good price can be had from the Palm Store sometimes; $50 with rebates.
Cons The Rand McNally software that comes with the product is obsolete and the maps are missing many roads. The product manual says that the software can be upgraded. I have attempted to contact both Magellan and Rand McNally several times over six months wi
Pros GPS unit works well except for being a battery hog. You should plan to use this in the car with the plug-in adapter. Used in Ireland with the TomTom RoutePlanner UK and it was a lifesaver.
Cons Software is horrific.