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5.0 out of 5 stars All I want out of a GPS navigator, November 2, 2010
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I got this mainly to be a map supplement, and to guide me around some urban areas. It does this well so far.

Features that I like:
Finds satellites fast.
Easily downloaded and updated firmware to latest version using my home PC (I never even tried the old firmware).
The screen can be fixed with north at the top, or the direction you're heading at the top. You also have a choice of 3D which puts your direction at the top.
Voice is easily understandable.
Waypoints easily added.
U-Turns can be disabled.
Rapidly calculates new routes when you miss a turn or go the way you want to.
QuickSpell with SmartCity saves a lot of typing.

Weak points (IMHO):
The location on the map is always behind (at least on my device). You get a signal to turn before the road appears or you pass the road before it appears on the screen. If you zoom out to compensate, the scale settings (which aren't adjustable) for appearance kick in and the roads may turn off.
POI: Even though it has AAA and Magellan books to choose from, I usually end up having to manually enter the hotel or place I'm looking for because I can't find it in POIs. Major chains are probably better represented. Once in there, though, it can guide you to it.
Highway lane assist was a bit confusing at first as I was expecting it to tell me which lane to be in, not just showing me all the lanes.
Maps were July 2009 and an upgrade to 2010 cost more than the unit.

For the $65 I paid for the refurbished model (now it's $75), it's more than I expected.
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