I did a lot of research before buying this unit. On our first trip back in January, I was not all that impressed, mostly because this is not a user friendly device. It also tells me on start-up that the USB plug will not charge the unit - well it does! Working with my Smart Phone all day and the ease of Google maps, I found the Garmin had a lot of competition for comparison. HOWEVER, after the second time using this (on a 3 week trip that I had loaded into the unit prior to the trip), I grew to love it.It is so nice while on the road to be able to navigate to our next destination when there is literally NO cell phone service. The information about restaurants, rest stops, truck stops, RV parks, and attractions is really useful and is even listed by exit. There is a lot of information in this unit, it just takes time and patience to find it all. I also highly recommend the large screen. That way, during our trip, I had the map on the left side and ""turn by turn"", or ""up ahead"" on the other side of the screen.I did connect Bluetooth, but that is really worthless to me. If my phone is getting service, there is no need to deal with calls and texts on this device - at that point I will just use my phone. Also since traffic is tied to the phone I don't use that either. In places with cell service I use my phone as I don't want to deal with a second device that again for something new can be user unfriendly.Overall I bought the unit for trips where we have no cell service. For that it is excellent. The large screen is a plus for the above mentioned reasons. So, for getting off to a slow start, I have found a friend on our road trips for sure. It certainly is quirky in some regards and if easier to use (ie: compared to Google Maps) it would be excellent. But until Google has a satellite device I am certain I will enjoy this unit for many years.