I have to admit, I liked this unit. It worked, out of the box, beautifully. Only there was this fight between the smartphones and other handheld devices and the GPS unit. They all wanted the cigarette lighter, and NONE of them were anywhere near old enough to be using something like that.
But then a wise old man showed me the ways of the WAZE, and the war of the forbidden tobacco port was over. The smartphone won. Heck, it really was a no-brainer - I've got the smart phone in the car, I like to charge it in the car - since it's just kicking back while I'm doing the driving and sipping out the juice, well, it should be doing something. So I loaded up WAZE, and away went the GPS into someone else's car.
They love it, they don't have a smartphone.
So, yes, this is a great buy if you want a GPS unit in your car (and believe me, the first time your GPS unit steers you around an accident on the freeway, you'll NEVER want to go without it again..) But it really is for those who don't have a smartphone.
(By the by, best method of mounting the smartphone (or GPS) in the car I've found is a vent mounted bracket from a monoprice like vendor, and don't forget to make sure you've got a port for the cigarette lighter juice. Reason why I like vent mounted - it COOLS the unit when you've got the air on, which is pretty important when you're talking about a hot car and electronics. Plus it's NOT on the windshield, which in a whole lot of states is not exactly legal.)