I had high hopes for this navigation unit, but i am really disappointed, I spent $269 on this unit and it is certainly not worth it, When i got it, I updated it as soon as possible and it took 3.5 hours to download the update. I had really hope that it would have updated maps but, I did not notice any updates to maps but, maybe it added a couple of software updates,
I do not know how Garmin their maps but, unless they have a car out here like Google does to drive around and constantly update maps then it is pretty much useless for me, I drove out to West Texas and outside the major freeways the car, which is shows most of the time in an open field and these are on roads that have been in existence for a long time.
NOT ENOUGH INFORMATION SHOWING ABOUT ROADS AHEAD. If you are driving down the freeway and are curious about the roads coming up, forget about seeing it on this Garmin, All itg does is show the freeway and if you zoom in, there is not much difference. If you search for an address and start to navigate, it seems to be that Garmin would remember that address when you start typing it in again. It does not remember what you typed before and to me this is useless. Sometimes after you search for an address and then stop navigating, if you go back and search for the address again, Garmin cannot find the address again,.
When trying to navigate to a city, you have to go into the categories and scroll down through all of the bs before finally getting to the intersections and cities., This should be at the top not at the bottom.
ALSO, YOU WILL BE CAUGHT SPEEDING IF YOU RELY ON THIS GARMIN FOR CORRECT SPEED LIMITS, SPEED LIMIT IS WRONG MOST OF THE TIME. GARMIN DOES NOT RECOGNIZE CONSTRUCTION ZONES ON INTERSTATES THAT HAVE BEEN THERE FOR A LONG TIME.
Sure there is a nice big screen but, unless it can navigate and recognize where you are instead of not knowing at all as to where you are then it is pretty much worthless as a navigation unit. I would think that it would be adaptive and learn new routes. It does not seem to do this., I believe it says that there is a 2 hour battery life, THIS IS A COMPLETE MISREPRESENTATION , as soon as you unplug the unit, it immediately within 10 seconds powers down. I WILL RETURN THIS UNIT AND I MAY AS WELL USE MY OLD MAGELLAN THAT IS 5 OR 6 YEARS OLD BECAUSE THIS UNIT IS NOT MUCH BETTER. VERY DISAPPOINTED AND I DO NOT KNOW HOW IN THE WORLD THAT THIS UNIT HAS SUCH HIGH REVIEWS ON BEST BUY UNLESS MAYBE THE BEST BUY EMPLOYEES ARE THE ONES WRITING THE REVIEWS