Summary: When I travel I must have my laptop along. I use Garmin's Mobil PC and my Garmin GPS 18 to provide location info. I like the large screen over small portable GPS's. Gramin's Mapquest program (free software) helps me plan my trips and easily uploads way-points and routs to Mobil PC.
Summary: purchased this item hoping to use my laptop as a real time Gps.sensor required additional software (32.00-yearly subscription)to operate.also needed a active broadband card(initial price + subscription).
Summary: The gps system works great. It is easy to navigate and find destinations. I use it mainly for long trips, but I dont use it as much as I could because sometimes I just keep driving around instead of pulling out my computer when I am in unfamilliar place.