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clunky user interface
on March 1, 2012
bought as birthday gift for wife and pro installed on new Honda fit. Also bought the rearview camera.
The camera works great.
The gps, however, is almost impossible to program. Often, the "typed" letters or numbers for the address do not go in and the key must be pressed multiple times. Forget about this while driving, it's very difficult when parked.
The software doesn't know some city names (like mine) and refers to zip codes. It apparently has an incomplete grasp of streets also, we tried "Dallas Parkway" in Addison under "Dallas" and "Addison" with no luck.
The buttons are small and on a couple of occassions, we just gave up.
If you actually get the correct address programmed, the gps performs ok. The voice doesn't say the street names, but they are written on the map. I tried the bluetooth function and couldn't get it to do anything. I am not saying it doesn't work, but it's certainly not something so intuitive that it could be accomplished short of intensive manual study (and the manual isn't too great either).
I don't know if the maps can ever be updated, there is nothing about that which I have seen and the boyo website is almost non existent.
Long story short, for this much money, this unit is not ready for prime time, and compared to a garmin, it's just junk. Sorry.