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on November 24, 2011
My husband is a long-haul truck driver and goes pretty much all over the USA. He has owned a regular GPS for quite some time now and it has done pretty well for him but it didn't have a lot of the features that a professional driver needs, such as height and weight restrictions, low-clearance bridges, truck stops and so on. Because of that he has wanted a truck-specific for quite soem time now and as a very happy customer, I decided to take a chance and check the site for a good deal on a decent trucker's GPS system and bot am I glad I did. The trucks stops are not known for being very budget-friendly with their GPS units, usually ranging anywhere from $275 up to around $500 or so. But thanks to I fund this GPS system and it was a great deal. With the system and expedited delivery it was still well under what we would have paid at a truckstop. My husband has been "playing" with it since he got it and he is very happy with it so far. Thanks for making this available at such an affordable price. We are very satisfied customers and would recommend this seller and product to others looking for quality products at a reasonable price.
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on October 15, 2011
this is a poor gps for truckers, it tells you that the interstate is restricted to trucks or that the interstate or us hwys that are standared truck routes are resticted to certain weight or amount of axles or length!!! the cobra 5550 pro sends you way out of route of standard truck routes!!! it has a very small address data base!!! it will not route you into indiana, keeps poping up "route calculation failed please check restictions" no matter what city i put in, out of indiana o.k. into indiana no good, i live in indiana and deliver to indiana address's and i get the same thing "route calculation failed please check restictions" ????? tried to update at i get "no updates available" ??? i drive on a dedicated account for one company and deliver all over the u.s. of a. and this product has not done it's job, you put in an address and it dose not no where it is, hence the small address data base, 8 address's in 1 week out it did not know!!!??? do not buy this product!!! not for truckers!!! i went by the 1 review listed at the time and cobras reputation and bought this 5550 pro, the person is wrong, i have been a truck driver for over 31 years, do not buy this fellow truckers!!! it dose a good job telling you about truck stops, rest areas and state scales on the route, but that is not why a driver pays that much for a gps!!!
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on October 26, 2011
Ive been usubg this GPS for about 3 months now.I also have a PC Miler Truck GPS.
The Cobra has a great POI database,it like any other gps is not perfect as far as routing you on roads suitable for trucks.You have to exercise common sence with this one and as far as im concerned any other truck GPS..
All in all,im extremly happy with the preformance of this unit. Will definatly buy another one when this one wears out
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on October 21, 2011
Well been using it about 2 weeks now and its a nice looking unit, slim light, but its not truck specific with its routing ive inserted all my truck dimentions and it still sends me down no truck route like the one on 156 in california heading towards salinas, right before 101, I was trying to get over to Earthbound and it was sending me onto a road clear marked no trucks...but, im stuck with it so will use it....Update...4 months since buying it and its done it again this time in careful...dont trust it to much when it comes to city driving.....
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on April 7, 2012
After using the Cobra GPSM 5550 for a while, I found out it freezes every once in a while. If you are working on something and tries to do something else after changing your mind when the Gps is working on the previous task, most of the time it will freeze. I have been able to fix it with my computer once I charge it with the Usb cable. This reset all the information and restart the Gps. When it freezes, it stays that way even if you unplug it, it even freezes the batery. Other than that it helps with direction, took me to few wrong spot. But I would recommend it anyway because it takes me to the door most of the time.
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on September 17, 2011
This GPS is a must for truck drivers. It has been great so far!
Does everything that was described. No complaints here, just wish I would have purchased this a long time ago.
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on October 22, 2011
got the gps cause my husband is a truck driver. he says you have to do the computer setup first or else it wont give correct directions. so far so good.
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on December 20, 2011
Not happy at all,to read the small letters on same factions need to put my readind glasses on
In a month use of it the srean freeze on me 4 times to unfreeze you must reboot it.
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on May 22, 2012
bought this for my brother who drives OTR. he has had nothing but issues!! it constantly freezes up, shows wrong or non-existing routes even after updates. it shows him parked in middle of a lake were there is no water large enough in 100 miles. truck scales are show up were there is none like almost every 15 miles. then get this it does not show the scales when there is. poor customer service from manufacture. they keep telling us to reset it. he does this and now it will freeze while going down the road. the other day it it came on , stayed on and did what it was supposed to do for the 1st time then it went berserk. driving down the road showing him parked in a another area. he has tried everything even standing outside while resetting it so satillites could get a lock and yet it was way way off. I would highly say stay away from this product!!
updated 1-02-2013
after sending this unit back to cobra for 3nd time , it now has more issues!! unit turns on go through the agreement screen then blank screen , have to do a manual reset. contacted cobra and they told us the power cable must be connected all the time. what is this a non-portable gps unit? cannot set it up anywhere or use it with out a cord. when you do finally get it to work, it works great until it decides to go out again , blank screen and have to manual reset. contacted cobra again for the 4th time have to send back for repairs, everytime we send back we get same unit back with same or more issues, why they cannot just replace it is strange you would think as many times as this they would. no more cobra products for us!!!
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on August 12, 2012
I have owned this for 4 months and the speaker is already out. I have contacted the seller and I was directed to the manufacturer, contacted them and was told to wait 2-3 days for a shipping label so the can "fix" the product. That was a week ago and I just contacted them yet again to request the return label. Besides no one wanting to take accountability, the system gets lefts & rights confused. No big problem, just look at the map on the screen. YES it has tried to send me under bridges that are to low, even with my height programed in right, not a "common" problem with the system but it does happen. Not a really bad system for the price but you do have to use it as GUIDANCE and still check your route and use COMMON SENSE. There are a lot of glitches that they could fix with this product, but it is still better guidance for my semi then my normal car GPS. Bottom line, it was an OK product before it quit working. Due to it failing in under 6 months I now see it as a waste of $$ and would have bought a different product.
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