Top positive review
A good investment for those who want a reliable gps for following and recording routes.
March 2, 2016
I have owned a Garmin Touring unit for about a year.... as I needed reliable a turn by turn gps unit... The Touring, many a time, simply turned off by itself.... the common denominator was when following a route, and when there were two turns in the route close together, and IF a wrong turn was made, the unit got confused and turned off, only to take a precious few minutes to wait for the unit to boot up and acquire satellites.
The Explore 1000 is quite quicker and fast in providing turn prompts... The unit has not hung up to date. The data screens on the Explore can provide much more info on a bigger screen then the Touring, something my older eyes appreciates when looking down for a quick glance. The remote, I thought would be a so so option, however, I have found it to be a great feature that allows you to switch the data pages without you taking your hand off the handlebar.... mine is mounted on the inside of the bar where my thumb rests for easy reach by the thumb. Averaging about 4 hours of use and battery level is down to just 70 percent. That is, however, without bluetooth or wifi, and only GPS. A nice feature is the standby mode that will turn off the unit to save power, during a lunch break, etc.. I doubt I will use bike sensors, but the option is nice to have for the future for those who are into that. It is a little pricey, but I do not regret the purchase.