Summary: Nice display but hard to navigate thru. The menu system is not very intuitive and you can't just go back from several of the screens which means you have to start over. The routing function is ok if you are going to stay on the hwy but otherwise it is lacking. If you can pick one up for under 20 bucks it might be ok but you would be better off to invest in a name brand unit.
Summary: This basic ViaMichelin X-930 Portable Handheld GPS Receiver was good for the cheap price, but I haven't been able to find updated maps for it. It will get you where you are going, but may take longer if there are new roads that are not in the unit. Purchased on Feb 05, 2010 for only 46.90 which included shipping, made it a deal to good to pass up since I didn't own a GPS.
Summary: i bought this item cause it was cheap and i needed it, but turns out i needed it more then i thought. my car got towed and it was hard to get to the tow place so my friend took us to my dads to get our spare car seat and we got the mail and there it was the gps we hooked up it worked right away and it took us there we would have been so lost
Summary: OK, it works well. But- they stopped updating the maps in 2008 (as near as I can tell) and it doesn't work intuitively. ViaMichelin does have a good website, though. The TomTom will get to a map in maybe two clicks, the ViaMichelin is more like six. It does have a wide screen, a built-in stylus, a really sturdy mount, high quality charger, etc. It doesn't support text-to-speech so it's "Turn left" not "Turn left on Main Street".
Summary: I'm pretty pissed with this gps. I did buy this in 2006, and it was amazing then, but now everything is outdated. Nothing is right, it doesn't even have my house...seriously piece of junk. No updates ever, I'm going to have to hack it to get tomtom or something on it, worthless. DONT BUY!
Summary: This product is just bad. It froze at critial times (often). It was hard to reboot. It gave me wroong directions several times (even took me threw NYC when I wanted to go to upstate NY. Terrible product! At one point, the unit frooze for good and could not be fixed. The software is useless. I could go on forever. Stay away.
Summary: I purchased this because I am HORRIBLE with directions- I mean horrible!! I love how this works, just put in the address and let it do it's thing. It's so wonderful!!! I have used it over and over and if for some reason it has not worked or has a hiccup for a few minutes I feel very lost without it. My new car even has OnStar yet I still prefer to use this. I love the size too. It fits in my purse and I can take it even if I'm not driving.
Summary: I purchased the X930 for my wife. The con they list is probably the most important fact they can mention. It is difficult to the point of impossible (occasionally) to input and find locations. It would appear from the product's website that they have discontinued the product and even the website is somewhat difficult to get around. My friend has a Garmin and I recommend their product over this one with no reservations.
Summary: As for what I do not like about this product: This product has a user interface that takes some getting use to. More so than a Magellan, Garmin, or TomTom brands that I have used. The unit does not allow for misspelling of streets or locations and cannot run a search for names that are similar. At times, it can take to long to search the information stored on the memory chip.
Summary: This unit is essentially a paperweight. The maps are ridiculously old and there is no chance of getting updated versions, since ViaMichelin is no longer making GPS units. They have also turned a deaf ear to the existing customers who are begging for new maps. If you call customer service, they will outright LIE and say that new maps are coming soon, but don't believe it. The smart money is on anything but a ViaMichelin.