I picked this up a few weeks ago when my state implemented a ""no touching your phone"" law.My past was: Started out with a Garmin StreetPilot around 2005. Moved to a nvi a bit after and I think I had one more nvi before just using my phone as a GPS around 2012 or so. Lately I had been, much like everyone else, just using Google Maps and it works.Yes, if all you care about is getting from point A to point B then Google Maps is fine.If, however, you're willing to spend the money, an actual GPS, and, in my opinion Garmin has perfected the interface, is a pretty nice device to have in your car. I just hadn't realized that before the law was implemented.A good example: Recently I was on a trip in some unfamiliar city. I needed to return my rental car and it wasn't right at the front of the airport where you'd expect it to be but somewhere along the back. Before departing I thought, ""Ok. I know I need to get to the airport so I'll just search for that and use that as a destination and then look for the ""Rental Cars"" signs."" So I went into categories->Transit->Airports and found the airport and just before I selected it I noticed that it had other airport-related items as part of that single airport entry. Among them was Rental Cars. I clicked on that, found Hertz, and put that in as my destination. Went right to the place.Now, if you were to do this in Google Maps it's much more cumbersome. You can get to the airport and then either look for signs or enter a new destination once there to find the Hertz rental car location OR you can search for the location and then scroll through the list until you see one that seems like it's at the airport.. Either way, it's not nearly as smooth.Another reason to consider a GPS over just using your phone is that the buttons and interface are tailored to your driving. Have you ever tried to hit a button in an app on your phone while driving and you had to try multiple times because your finger just missed it? You don't deal with that on an actual GPS. They've sized the soft-buttons appropriately.If you're a kid who thinks a 99� app had better do everything then this definitely isn't for you. Stick with Google Maps. If you're a little older and want something that works and has some nice features then this is more in your territory.