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 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: 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: I've not had much experience with this type of GPS, I have one which works with my laptop, and is a 100 times better, This unit seems a bit limited, I have used it on my daily travels, back and forth to work, shopping etc, It (unlike the one in my laptop) only allows you to set one destination, with no minor stops on the way. It offers only 2 choices of trip planning fastest, and shortest. In either one the estimated trip time is not accurate.
Summary: I have read many different reviews on this GPS Unit. (Many were not favorable) I decided to buy it regardless of the reviews because I got such a great price on it. I got the unit out of the box and it was very simple to figure out. The first time out I took several wrong turns on purpose to see how long and how well it recalculates. It is fast at recalculating and very accurate. I am in the service industry and always going to new addresses.
Summary: I've had a TomTom before and this unit, for the money, is as good. The navigation in the menus are a little different but like any it takes a few times and then you remember the sequence to do different things. What I did not like was the AC and DC plug. It is identical to the Motorala plug and so I thought I could use my cell phone to charge car and wall charge to charge the GPS while on the road and trip.