Summary: Works well but chronically freezes up. I called the company and their only offer was to have me personally reboot it or add some additional software which was beyond me. I was very annoyed that they did not offer a manageable solution to the chronic freeze up.
Summary: When I first got it, you had to keep touching the same buttons over and over to get it to do anything, then when you wanted to go "back" you would hit the "back" button and it would send you to whatever was above.
Summary: I have the older bulkier Garmins they made a few years ago and recently bought this one. The verdict, the new 'sleek' Garmins absolutely stink. The screens are less sensitive. The keyboard buttons are tool small now.
Amazon has great customer service but the product is awful!
Alicia J, Amazon
28 November 2012
Summary: I purchased this product for a long road trip following a wonderful three year relationship with another Garmin GPS system. When I received this GPS, there were only two voices available - my understanding is that most have MANY options - this was annoying, but not worth returning the system.
Summary: I am disappointed in the quality of the aerial photos on the vision card. If you zoom in closer than 0.3 miles, the photo becomes pretty pixilated. Luckily, I bought it for plotting courses. It works nice for that. Would buy again at the price I paid, but not at the $400.00 sticker price.
Summary: I purchase two 1300's. within one year BOTH went bad. I sent them in (under warranty). BOTH went bad again. The problem was they would just shut off. Sometimes at just the wrong time. Sometimes they just would not turn on again. So... 4 1300's ALL FOUR were bad. I will not own a garmin nuvi again!
Summary: The GARMIN nuvi 1300 is just "eh" at best. I've used it daily for 20 months for residential contracting. PROs: It seldom gets me "lost." It is about 90% accurate overall. It withstands Texas summers on my dashboard without air condtioning.
Summary: So I'll start by saying the Nuvi1300 is better than the GPS built into my 2004 Acura TSX. But that's not saying much. From a user interface perspective, this is a very poor product. For one thing, you can't easily view a map of a particular place unless you are physically there.
Summary: This GPS does not have some of the best features my old Garmin GPS has. One of the most important features missing is the speed limit of the road you are on. I work in the northern Virginia and DC area. Speed limits on roads can switch from 55 to 35 in the blink of an eye.