I have had this gps for a few months now and here are my thoughts. It routes better than my Garmin 1690 that was stolen. Several times my Garmin gave me crazy directions that would send me around my house and then back to it. The interface is not as good as Garmin but it's ok. The major flaw with this unit is no "Google search", it is limited on points of interest and you can't pull up gas prices,etc. I have updated the maps on this unit twice with no problems. When a new map is available you will be alerte..
Notice how half the reviews rave about how nice this little GPS is whereas the other half says it utter garbage. Whether it's good or not, depends upon whether you've updated to the latest software or not. The 2136t-lm, when I first go it, was a snappy little device. It locked onto the satellites pretty quick (never more than 30 seconds, usually within 10 seconds). Life was good.Then I decided to update the software (version 4.85 was preloaded) and map. Big mistake. The latest version, 4.93, slowed the devi..
I am generally very happy with the Roadmate 2136t-LM.The screen is large and organised well, the speaker is loud and it comes with everything you need. You get a large 4" screen, a suction cup holder, charger and traffic receiver. The suction cup works flawlessly even in thight places.The directions are clear and with the spoken full street names you have a hard time to get it wrong. If all fails, you can always check the map view for the right route. This unit tells you where to turn (street name, number, ..