I went with this GPS because it had all of the important features. It has traffic updates, maps of M?xico, Canada, and the US, and it has the speed trap camera database. The one I got came with lifetime map updates and lifetime traffic. If you did a great deal of traveling there are other options that maybe worth if. These include fuel station pricing. Initially I wanted a Bluetooth unit that had mp3 capability so that I could listen to music and it would pause so that I could hear important messages from the TomTom. I didn't get one like that because it was almost impossible to get one with those feature and the lifetime map and traffic. Especially without breaking the bank. I am happy with this unit and have decided I didn't need those features. If you have never had a GPS you may think you would need it to play over your speakers for you to be well notified but that's untrue. This unit is loud and clear. It also has enough visual signals to keep you on track. Plus I downloaded Yoda to tell me directions.