What on earth do people see in this. Good in Africa though!
Amazon Customer, Amazon
5 August 2012
Summary: What ever I do, all I get on the display is 'Route calculation error: maps do not have routable roads in this area' Either I'm missing something or this GPS is a piece of cr*p. Also, this item came already loaded with around 8 maps but if I disable all of them except the worldwide base map there...
Summary: It does more than I expected it would! It's not only very accurate - right up to the known accuracy limitations of the GPS system itself - but picks up the satellites very quickly after switch on. But it's the extra abilities that impress me.
Excerpt: We purchased this gps mainly to use it for paperless geocaching. Love the color touchscreen & it's quick response time. The USB cable is much more convenient than our old gps. No moving buttons to wear out.
Summary: This item is a virtually useless piece of kit. It is delivered with a 'basemap' which does not include even large villages and only few A roads. The main problem is that you cannot upgrade easily to better maps. I do not feel that Garmin provide enough data to make a good buying decision.
Summary: A very well designed instrument, comfortable to hold with a lot of useful features. Accesses satellites quickly, even from inside the house, in contrast to our old Magellan GPS 315, which was slower and now won't even initialize.