Pros I previously had a Garmin V which was nice but lacked a number of key features. Garmin have done a nice job of taking all of the good features of the Garmin V and then adding the features that were missing. With the V I often found myself thinking “this
Cons Screen could be a little larger (although there is a limit on how big pocket sized items could be”. The extra features mean that the menu options are sometimes confusing and it would be nice if the unit did not have to be attached to the car power outlet
Pros Small and portable, waterproof, lith-ion battery, great price.
Cons No memory card option. No external antenna.
Summary This unit is small and portable at a very acceptable price. So you have to download your maps. At this price its not a big deal for me. It was very user friendly out of the box. I was using it within minutes without reading a single direction. Does not block alot of windshield view if you mount it in a good location. And again great price!!
Pros affordable, accurate routes, fast calculations, clear voice navigation.
Cons no dashboard mount, would like upgradable flash memory
Summary I love this unit. Clear, concise, accurate direction. I love the portability of this unit. I highly recommend ugrading to the latest firmware on Garmin's website. This was very easy to do. Works well in rainy, cloudy weather. Garmin appears to have the best mapping software after ready the competitor's reviews. This device works well cross country as it comes pre-loading with US base maps of all major highways. Just highlight the areas of interest that are traveling to.
Pros Very easy to use. Route planning from the unit itself is a snap... That is, with proper maps installed. Detouring/adding side destinations is very easy. Short cut key are well thought out.
Cons Included software (City Select) falls short for trip planning. Should inlcude a daily range. I.E. Miles/hours traveled per day. Base maps of major hi-ways etc. were incorrect. It had me enter AND exit the hi-way where there were no ramps. Thus making th
Pros Very accurate and sensitive, Holds sats well. Tech support very helpful
Cons a little small. Manuals could be better.
Summary I tried an Ipaq with Phoros GPS and it was not as good as the Garmim. This Garmin is great.