Unfortunately, the Omnitech GPS units are known to have the following issues, which have not been fixed by the manufacturer to date. On account of these major issues a large number of buyers have even returned the Omnitech GPS units to outlets including Staples and this has caused a lot of negativity for the product.
Anyways, here are some of the common issues, reported by a large number of folks who’ve bought and used Omnitech GPS units.
1. Freeze up at start: The GPS units may work pretty well on the first day you buy them. But, when you turn them off and power them up again, they may tend to freeze at start-up. On several occasions users have reported that the device ceased to work the next time around and they had to get it replaced!
2. Inability to find GPS Satellite Signals For Several Minutes In Busy Arweas: It is fair enough to accept that your GPS unit fails to catch a signal in areas with tall buildings or lots of tree coverage, but the Omnitech GPS units even fail to find a satellite signal in the busiest areas like New Jersey, where there aren’t any long trees or massive buildings to obstruct the GPS signal.
3. Screen Goes Black: Another annoying failure of the Omnitech GPS units is the sheer fact that their screen goes black every 2-4 minutes (unless you keep touching it every now and then), just like your cell phone/laptop goes in stand-by mode. However, problem #2 repeats after you touch the screen and bring it back to normal operating conditions. Waiting for several minutes (at least 5-10 minutes every time), may be more than a good patience test.