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Route 66 Chicago

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Route 66 Chicago. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and route planning. The maps and performance also get good feedback, but the reliability and price get critical reviews. Comments about the durability and screen are different.

usability, performance, maps, route planning, design

price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Route 66 Chicago is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Jonathan Goddard (

Route 66 Chicago 6000 GPS receiver


Portable in-car satnav systems have come a long way in a short time. Budget models have shown particular improvement. Garmin's woeful Streetpilot, launched a couple of years back, would have forever put many off buying a budget model again. Today,...

Excellent screen, easy to use, good value, fast GPS location

Tempramental, weak battery life, pointless MP3 functionality, imprecise touchscreen

Overall, though, the Chicago 6000 has enough advantages in the budget end of the market to recommend it, depsite it's obvious faults. But for the love of all that's holy, don't think that the MP3 thing makes this any more a worthwhile purchase than...

Jul, 2007

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Route 66 Chicago 6000 vs. Medion GoPal PNA465


Almost identical on the outside, but then appearances are nothing when it comes to sat nav.

Though the Route 66 Chicago 6000 may be cheap, value is only relative to performance and in a competitive market there's little that stands out.

Apr, 2007

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Route 66 Chicago 6000


Sat-nav systems have followed mobile phones in boosting functionality, improving graphical displays, increasing screen sizes and becoming thinner and lighter. The Route 66 Chicago 6000 is every bit as gorgeous as the more expensive TomTom Go 710

Fast and easy to use, Excellent touchscreen response, Free traffic updates

Display could be sharper, MP3 functionality largely a gimmick

A good-value sat-nav unit that performs well

Aug, 2007

Product Specifications


Display number of colors:65536 colours
Display Resolution:480 x 272
Display size (HxV):4.3
Display size (HxV) (imperial):4.3

Energy Management

Battery life (max):4.5

GPS Performance

WAAS capability: No

GPS Type

Auto: Yes
Aviation: No
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt): No
Marine (chartplotters, sounders): No
Outdoor (hiking, trekking): Yes
Sport (fitness, running): No


Bluetooth: No

Other Features

Basemap: Yes
Compatible operating systems:WinCE 5.0
GPS receiver:SiRF Star III
I/O ports:USB 1.1\n
Internal memory:64


Battery life (max):4.5

Weight & Dimensions