April 7, 2011
Fast routing, good tracking, good at creating courses... good at just about everything it is supposed to do.
Maps are extra.
As the title says. This is a great unit for the price. Presonally I have been using this for GPS for 1 month and I am very happy with it's performance and the simple it is to use it. The package I purchased included the detailed maps for an additional $10 in a 2gig card. The unit is very simply to use out of the box, this is my first GPS unit and I was able to figure out the options and settings pretty quickly. Creating, following and navigating routes is not as simple to do, but once you learn how to do it, it works really well and is not hard to do.
I am amazed with the satelite reception, it works extremel good, the day I received the unit, I charged it and turned it on indoors, to my surprise, it took less than 30 seconds to find enough satelites to move on to the next screen. I have tried it in different places of the house, even the basement and the still manages to find enough satelites to work with at least 15 to 20 feet accuracy.
As far as the routing, I am not a road cyclist, but I took the unit with me to a couple of places and requested routing back home. The unit was actually pretty quick in giving me directions and even those times that I purposedly skipped the next turn, the unit re-routed w/out issues. It does take a bit long to re-route for a car, but I think that if I was on a road bike, it the time it took to calculate would be fine.
On the trail this unit does excellent, it tracks my waypoints, the route, elevation, speed... etc. I am very happy with it. bottom line I think this is a grea unit for those who want to have a GPS unit and don't need all that extra stuff for "training" like heart monitor or candace. Love my GPS unit!