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Pretty decent GPS
on August 10, 2009
It has some pretty decent features for Motorola's entry into the GPS realm dominated by others, Motorola was a little slow dipping it's feet into the GPS market, but the unit somewhat surprised me. Personally, I prefer the smaller 3.5" screens (BUT, only if it has decent 'text to speech' which this unit does have) as I mount it on my windshield and the less windshield real estate used, the better, if this unit or any GPS unit didn't have Text to speech, then obviously the larger 4.3" and larger units are a better choice.
Picked it up on sale @ $99 then put it to the idiot test to see what it could do.
Opened the box, plugged it in and put the manual aside, after all, one cannot do an idiot test if you read the manual. Pressed the on button, setup was very intuitive and simple, then entering in the destination and it got me there no problem, acquiring the satellite was quicker than I was told it would be by the salesman.(But then again, some Radioshack reps may not be the brightest light bulbs out there) The text to speech was pleasant and not annoying on the initial testing. I tried to throw it a curve-ball with a tricky destination, but it got me there 1-2-3
The auto day/night was decent as well. After the idiot test I read the instructions to read about all the features that weren't obvious. The only negative in my humble opinion is that the GPS's plastic bezel, which could be smaller, and the battery life could be better when not using a power cord connected to your auto's 12-volt lighter plug in, but then again Motorola is new to the GPS game, and I'm sure down the road they will make some design changes to improve their products, but for 99 clams, I'd recommend this to a friend.