Summary: I read many one star reviews whilst are quite old. My 2390 works fine from the day I bought it but mainly I have to say by reading reviews of TomTom users both companies when launch new products are not 100% reliable, however when new updates released both solved the problems. Over all I believe from the experts reviews and as a Garmin user for many years and own all latest upper devices, Garmin is over all better than TomTom.
Summary: We bought this satnav to replace an 18 month old version from the same brand. We have been impressed with the new technology and benefits. The traffic function seems to work pretty well (this technology is still definitely work in progress but so much better than older versions). It doesn't pick up all traffic issues but seems to get the ones on major roads. Overally pretty happy with the purchase.
Summary: I've had this sat nav for a couple of months now having been caught a few times commuting from south to north London in traffic delays. I was attracted by the live traffic cameras and although it looked as though the unit had been out a while there was nothing on the Garmin site to suggest a newer model coming out this year would have that feature so I went for it. The Pros: 1.
Summary: I was in the market for a new sat nav having owned a Navigon for the last couple of years. The Navigon was mainly excellent but I was getting fed up with its wildly optimistic arrival times. Bit of background, I live in Sheffield but look after the North West region in my job so do 500-1000 miles a week.
Summary: After being a long time TomTom fan,I have switched to Garmin and on the whole I am glad I have.This sat nav has up to now worked without problems,apart from its reluctance to occasionally ignore my requests for voice recognition to kick in.I have found it to give sensible routing and clear instructions and. I find a quick glance at the screen confirms which road to take off roundabouts etc.I have tried many sat nabs but up to now,this one is the best,for me anyway.
Summary: I have been using this product as a multi-drop driver. Like many reviewers I was at first appalled by the Garmin 2390, but after a week of use I managed to customise it to my satisfaction. I quickly realised that the LIVE. Traffic function is of no real use and is pretty much a toy feature, so I have not really used any of the live functions on this device, I have only used the navigation features, which is why I bought it!
Summary: After years of TomTom, this was a good decision. Very easy to use, provided you avoid any fords it directs you through. Split 3D screen at motorway junctions is good. My only criticism is the time it takes to update maps (hours +) and the fact that the 'time to go' bears no relation to reality.
Summary: I suppose Garmin thought it was unwise to come out and overstate that their flagship PhotoLive gadget only covered roads in England. So they've kept that very quiet with no notices on any manuals or packaging that it will be a white elephant to the rest of the UK. So I spent a lot of money on something that I cannot really use. Going to return it, stating my disgust at not only their attitude towards the rest of the UK but their lack of acknowledgement to that fact.
Summary: Having resisted the lure of sat nav technology until now, I have been converted. There are so many whistles and bells on the Garmin that it keeps the passenger entertained on long journeys - in particular the Ecoroute feature, which is quite enlightening and entertaining - as well as providing what seems to be reliable traffic information and excellent re-routing advice to avoid delays.
Summary: Still getting used to this one after my TomTom - have to change the voice too schoolmarmish for me - Bridget on TomTom was more soothing. Not always accurate in directions - but great live pics of motorways ahead and how to avoid jams.