Just got this navi touch screen unit a few days ago. Thought i'd share my thoughts in case anyone was thinking about buying something like this
I came from a pioneer premier 710BT
Very responsive screen
Very sharp images, not fuzzy like some other ones
Good bluetooth mic
Very attractive UI
The NAVI has a little window in the Audio so you can see your song and still see when to turn.
Very fast boot time
Fast loading time of everything
The guys who installed it put the GPS receiver under my dash (correct me if i'm wrong, but are they not usually put somewhere visible so they get better reception?
The GPS signal is kind of crappy, it never goes over 3 bars (out of 5)
When using the GPS, the car icon on the nav doesn't move steadily along, it's choppy, it jumps around.
The NAVI itself is pretty stupid, I have NAVIGON for my iphone and it's much better IMO. The navigation won't read routes. So instead of "Please turn onto route 7, it says Please turn on to Sully Road"
And you know how some GPS will say "In one half mile, keep left to continue on Sully Road" Well this one does it ALL THE FREAKING TIME. But sometimes it will tell me to turn left or to keep left...when the road is straight. i don't even understand why it does that. I haven't checked to see if the navi needs updating or not.
Every time you choose a song, and you want to go back to that same artist, you can't just go back real quick. you HAVE to go through the entire list again.
Skipping through artists by alphabet is pretty pathetic. On my pioneer i could press "A-#" and choose which letter to skip to. This one has a "alphabet" button that you press to go from letter to letter starting from the top. And it's slow. But it does have a scroll bar on the right side you can just press and guess where the letters are...
My pioneer had a setting that would let me "shuffle all songs" in any album i played. So it wasn't the same order of the album every time. i really liked this. And the setting would stay. Now i have to do it each time i choose an artist.