Possible NUVI rival
This unit is in my possession for only about 4 days at the time of this review. Many niceties, some minor annoyances, some unfinished firmware issues. The screen is by far the nicest I have ever seen on ANY device this size...remember this is built as a PND (personal navagation device) with the extras added after. 800 x 480 resolution with super bright backlighting make the 4.3" display a beauty to experience. Many different options as with any better Nav unit, route guidance, voices, TTS, maps of U.S. and Canada. Built-in flash for the maps as well as extra flash with the option of even more flash with an optional up to 8gb SDHC(full size). Video is via WMV format only, Music is via MP3 or WMA, Pictures are JPEG. Built-in games are nice. Sound is okay but distorts when loud. Voice/Music volume could be louder. The unit doesn't completely shut down but only hibernates, so if the bluetooth feature, which works great by the way, is not disabled, it will drain the battery faster. The 3d rendering with shape and height of buildings is way cool but only available in larger metro areas. I like this device and have used both the Nuvi 360 and 660 models and this is better at everything I would use a PND for. Battery life is okay, however charging the unit via proprietary(hp only)cables and adapters is a hinderance. The included mounts and case are very nice.
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