Originally Posted by rockwood06
Thanks, I just learned something new. Was not aware of multiple waypoint routing. I am new at this. Is there anything else that I should consider that has importance?
Multi waypoint routing isn't a big deal unless you want to stop along your route or want to manipulate your route through vias.
Here's my list of what's most important to me.
1) Map accuracy (duh!) An address that's actually where they say it is.
2) POI's (Points of interest) and lots of them! The Nuvi has a good number and you can add to it. The Lowrance Iway 600 has the most factory loaded I've seen but you can't add to them.
3) Decent routing. (To me Garmin is the best at this).
4) User interface. Big and easy to navigate the functions.
5) User interface customization. (placing things on the screen that I'd like to see.) I'm a tinkerer but have found out that this isn't nearly as important as I once thought it was. The Nuvi's aren't customizable but I don't have a problem with that. The Iway is the most customizable and TomTom is pretty good too.
6) Bells and whistles. (MP3, bluetooth, traffic, video, etc.) These are at the bottom of my list but you'll have to decide where they fall on yours.
Here's my list in order of importance. Your's might be different. I've owned the Nuvi's, Iway 500/600's, TomTom Go's and Cobra gps units. They all have their good and bad points. I'll be glad to discuss any other points you have questions about. You can PM me or we can put it here so it'll benefit everyone.