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on 24 March 2015
I think it has the makings of being good at what it does, but, like another reviewer, I found the supplied software lamentable. It has had three goes so far at downloading the map updates - they're big downloads and I'm on slow broadband. Each time, it has failed. I shall next try formatting the device as suggested as a last resort, but honestly, it's not cheap - it should work out of the box.
I will add further comments. I have used this GPS on a 2000 km trip through France, Switzerland and Germany. I am still disappointed in it because:
The battery is not up to the job for a day's ride
The screen is invisible in bright sunshine, or if it's raining
However, the maps are pretty good, although routing can be muddled going through towns - or indeed anywhere. I have lost count of the times I was following its suggested track when it would suddenly tell you you were going the wrong way, and quite often, after you'd turned round, that you were still going the wrong way.
If you are routing over long distances, as I was - aiming at 120 km per day - it is best not to use the 'avoid main roads if at all possible' option, as you might find your route is a LOT longer than it needed to be - nearly 100% in some cases.
Finally, on the one occasion I did contact customer 'service', they came back to me over two weeks later suggesting that I reformat it and reinstall everything. This seems to be the answer to all support queries. For technical people, the base software is Windows CE, which is positively archaic now, and appears to be very unreliable.
I would not have bought this had I known how unreliable it would be. I am happy to answer anyone's queries.