Anyone who knows me knows I have the worst sense of direction ever! I can literally get lost going to a place I have been to dozens of times before. My poor husband got weary of my almost daily I'm lost calls and got me a gps for our first anniversary! I had previously thought they were much to costly but now I couldn't live without one! My first gps was not a Garmin but my second and all subsequent have been and I love them. They are so user friendly and simple! My favorite is the Home button, no matter where I am I have the peace of mind of knowing I can push a button and be headed back home! I like that you can either manually enter an address or search through the different categories (food and dining, shopping, hospitals, state parks, libraries etc.) for something in the area you are in. It also gives step by step visual directions when a connection to the satellite is lost (invaluable in the Boston tunnels) and turn by turn directions, repeating a step several times so you are sure to catch it. It names street and routes by name and tell you how many miles before your next turn. If you do take a wrong turn it quickly recalculates and gets you back on track. The battery lasts quite a while and its easy to position in multiple places on your windshield or resting on your dashboard. It has options for avoiding toll roads, quickest routes etc. The one downside is that after so much time the maps have to be updated (new roads being built, new building and shopping centers etc.) which is fairly pricey. Still it was hands down some of the best money we've spent and gives me the confidence to know I can get where I need to without getting lost!