I have been using this GPS for over a year now and it's been the best purchase I've ever made. Lately there has been a lot of improvement in GPS technology including user interface and real time data. This is kind of an oldie but a goodie. I'll start off with the features and etc I enjoyed. This GPS recalculates immediately and let me tell you that is an excellent feature to have to avoid getting lost or even losing your way for a minute or two. It's also very small in its size, about that of a PDA. I love the detour feature, when stuck in traffic it saves a lot of time giving you an alternate route. Also helpful is the restaurant, lodging and fuel guides. Have taken my GPS on road trips with friends and this feature came in handy when needing to find a place to eat late at night. (can even call phone no. to see if store is open) The touch screen is wonderful. It's fast and the icons are easy to understand and use. Another feature I enjoy is it turns off by itself after 30 seconds when not connected to an outlet and if you don't select the "continue on battery power" option. Oh and battery life is great. Lasts over 4 hours from what I remember. Never a problem. Battery is rechargable when plugged into your car. You can conncect the GPS to your car stereo using a cassette adapter and the headphone slot. You can use the mp3 player on your GPS to listen to songs now and it even pauses the song to give you directions then goes back to your music. How awesome is that. Now you never have to turn down your music to listen to your directions. The voice prompts also has street names, which I love.
My biggest annoyance with this product is it takes a bit long to startup and even longer to acquire satellites and rarely it can't acquire a connection and I have to reboot. BUT this is rare. The only time it has messed up majorly is two times I couldn't find a McDonalds and another food place that it said was there. But that's only twice. I'm directionally challenged and I've traveled from over 3 hours away from the bay area and even around San Francisco without getting lost. I do follow my GPS blindly and hey it's never let me down.