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I endlessly have to agree
on August 29, 2013
Each time I turn this on, it requires me to accept the End User License Agreements (EULA). I tried scrolling to the end (28 screens, including one in which I am indemnifying Her Majesty the Queen--my pleasure, your Highness) to see if there was a "once you read all this, I'll stop bugging you each time" but no luck. Incidentally, if you hit "Reject" the EULA, you are told to return the unit within 7 days of purchase.
Then there is a second thing the unit asks each time, which says you can't adjust it when driving. This is an OK thing to ask and require a response cuz of liability issues I guess, but don't they realize many people might use a GPS unit while driving? BTW, you can outwait providing a response to this question and it will start operating.
Maps have 2012 copyright. I got this in late August 2013. Restaurant information appears at least a year old as they don't have some newer stuff around here and still have some closed stuff. Also, if you sell water softeners or water heaters, you get a place on the list of "food" places even if you don't sell any food.
Fyi: no 110 volt power adapter, just 12 volt and UBS cable.
I had 5 bars of signal and couldn't get the car icon or the "driving" bottom indicator to realize I was pointing it North, or South, instead of West (even after giving it a minute or two to allow for satellite back and forth, while out in a clear space). And now while it's sitting here on my desk 10 minutes later, it shows it is moving at 7 miles per hour--wait, it's up to 14 miles an hour now as I watch it laying on my desk in my house. When carrying it around outside earlier with clear views, I couldn't get it off 0 miles per hour. Now it's only going 9.9 mph, and SE in case you're interested, while sitting there on my desk. So, just be aware that you too may run into these interesting situations. Now it's back at 0 mph.
This is maybe my 7th GPS device, and it's an OK unit as long as you don't trust it too much, but Garmin can step up a bit and do better.