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Pros: Great screen and easy to use. All the features I needed, plus expandable memory! Great battery life (get some AA nimh rechargers). Very compact and sturdy.
Cons: It appears the screen may scratch pretty easy... likely the case with most devices. I must be unlucky, because my device came with the advertised 32mb SD card. No matter... it would have needed upgrading regardless! Device came "dusty" in the box and required a cleaning before using. No harm, but maybe they should plastic wrap the gps to keep the cardboard dust off the screen and rubbery surfaces.
Overall Review: The device is great, but without good maps, you'll be reconsidering your purchase. The basemaps just fall short of any expectations. If you simply need the core GPS data... excellent deal! I ended up loading up Roads&Rec mapset from an older GPS and it works great! I also link my garmin legend cx to my laptop via usb and navigate with MS Streets & Trips... very handy!
Pros: Very easy to use the menu system. Overall this is very easy to operate. Also it is extremely waterproof... The first time I used this was in a heavy rainstorm to measure elevation differences for a water system.
Cons: Included basemap isn't the greatest. I would suggest purchasing additional map packs from Garmin.
Pros: This GPS has an excellent color display. The battery life has been excellent even with using backlighting. The GPS is easy to use for routing your trip and finding local gas stations or resturants with Metroguide US installed.
Cons: A case should be included, no one wants to scratch there LCD screen up. Wake up Garmin and charge an extra 5 or 10 bucks and make it included equipment.
Overall Review: I have used this GPS for navigating around town and turn by turn directions have been excellent. Newegg delivers in record time, This is the Only e-tailor that will ship the same day and item arrives early. UPS 3 day shipping arrived in two days.
Pros: Very light and small considering the features. Screen is decent size and it works ok in direct sunlight. Lots of rubber to protect the unit. Does everything it says it does.
Cons: Reception can be tricky in cities. If you need to use it to traverse the modern city jungle, then this unit won't be much help. Doesn't work indoors for me. No option for external antenna. No key-lock feature to prevent pressing buttons when the GPS is on and in my pocket. Basemaps are too basic, if you want any kind of routing you NEED to purchase the city Navigator.
Overall Review: For the price, it is a great unit. If you are willing to live with the ok reception, then this unit will work great. If you get this unit, you really need to purchase the detailed maps. If you dont need those features, there are cheaper GPS units, if you want better reception, get the 60Cx. Came with a 32MB sandisk microSD card. You can store 1-3 detailed map zones in it (city navigator v7). Software doesn't provide a card management feature, so the unit takes care of what is stored in the card and you have no control.
Pros: GREAT SCREEN DAY OR NIGHT,GOT MINE TUESDAY, OPENED IT UP, CAME WITH A 64MB CARD! NOT A 32MB!!! GREAT FOR GEOCACHEING, SHOWS U EVERYTHING YOU WOULD NEED TO KNOW, AUTOMATIC ROUTING ON BASEMAP AS WELL
Cons: BASEMAPS NEED IMPROVEMENTS,
Overall Review: THIS IS MY FIRST GPS, SETUP WAS A SNAP, LOADED THE GARMIN CD, I HAD TO USE A USB/SERIAL EMULATOR TO GET MS STREETS AND TRIPS 2006 TO READ IT, WORKS GREAT!!!! CHEAPER THAN ANY OTHER RETAILER
Pros: Great for geocaching.
Pros: Build quality is excellent. Screen is very clear and unit receives a good signal, even inside my house. Lots of rubber to protect the case. Brightness adjustment has many levels to see better or save battery. Mine (as with previous poster) also came with 64mb micro SD card rather than advertised 32mb. Controls are very easy to figure out. My non-tech girlfriend got it in just a minute. The overall unit size is incredible for the features it has.
Cons: Base map has major roads but not too useful for city navigating out of the box. This isn't too much of a problem except the city maps DVD will run you half the price of this unit. Also it seems like car mounting is sort of a pain requiring the battery cover to be removed. Does NOT work with Virtual PC 7 on Mac.
Overall Review: Although does not work with Mac currently, Garmin has promised Mac support for their GPS units by the end of 2006.
Pros: I buy a lot of GPS products. I would never stray from Garmin. I buy them for gifts for friends and for use at work. There's nothing better for the price.
Overall Review: None.