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Garmin-nuvi-1300.32726165
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Reviews and Problems with Garmin nüvi 1300

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Overall 4
4.0

Wasted Money

Marsha W. Turner, Amazon
3 April 2013
  • 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. Anyway, called the company where it came from and they told me on the phone how to reconfigure, so I did that and it worked for maybe a week. Now, the warranty is out so that was money just wasted.
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Overall 4
4.0

Very poor touchscreen, volume hard to adjust

L. Marks, Amazon
6 February 2013
  • 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. And the volume controller, which is important to be able to adjust on the fly, is now hidden within menus and no longer are a button on the side.
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Overall 4
4.0

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. Next, I noted that it takes up to ten minutes to find a signal - I live in a major city so I doubt the problem is a lack of towers.
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Overall 4
4.0

Problems with GPS

james j., Newegg
27 November 2012
  • Summary: When it worked properly, it was a great GPS... I was very happy with it. It did not take long for it to start showing problems, very disappointing... I paid $245 for this.
  • Pros: Sleek, maps load quickly, interface is easy to navigate.
  • Cons: Recently, the GPS endlessly displays the message "searching for satellites" every time it is turned on. The only solution I have found is to perform a factory reset or a "hard reset" of the GPS. Once the reset is performed, the GPS has no issues searching for satellites... but this issue occurs every time the unit is powered off, then back on again. A quick Google search will show this is not an isolated problem with this model.
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Overall 4
4.0

Vision not 20/20

Daveo, Amazon
29 September 2012
  • 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. If you are not in a hurry, wait for a rebate sale. Happy trails........................
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Overall 4
4.0

Por Navigation

William B., Newegg
23 June 2012
  • Summary: Bought this to replace old Tom-Toms in our work trucks. We bought 2. The newer GPS software in these Garmin is not the same as what they used in the past. We use these daily for up to 5 locations. Tom Tom used to shut off and not come on, but the gps software was far superior to this newer garmin version. I would suggest looking for older garmin versions if GPS is the prime function you want.
  • Pros: Big screen, boots without trouble
  • Cons: The GPS software is slow to respond and comes up late on turns sometimes. The image zooms in as you approach a turn making it harder to judge distance to the turn. Sends you way out of the way for turnarounds instead of saying make a u turn it will route you up to 7 miles to turn you around.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

8yh8ll2c, Walmart
29 March 2012
  • Summary: The device doesn't display speed limits. The other parameters, such as time, distance to destination, time of arrival etc.. can not be displayed together but only one at a time.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

PANTHERG, Walmart
18 March 2012
  • Summary: I bought the unit based on the great reviews I read on the site and the price range. I was somewhat disappointed the first time I used it. I needed to find a house close to my neighborhood and the GPS got all confused. Well I thought maybe it is too close to home. We recently took it on a trip and while most of the time it performed well, it came well short of my expectations for the unit.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

PANTHERG, Walmart
18 March 2012
  • Summary: I bought the unit based on the great reviews I read on the site and the price range. I was somewhat disappointed the first time I used it. I needed to find a house close to my neighborhood and the GPS got all confused. Well I thought maybe it is too close to home. We recently took it on a trip and while most of the time it performed well, it came well short of my expectations for the unit.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

dickyg, Walmart
4 March 2012
  • Summary: We bowered a G.P.S. Tom Tom from our daughter and did a 300 plus miles away and decided we should have a G.P.S. also. My Brother and Sisters said to get a Garmin so we did. We are dissapointed with it. The Tom Tom gave us the speed limit of the road we were on as well as the speed we were going. The Garmin does not let you know what the speed limit is on the road you are on. Also the Tom Tom gave an esstamatted time of arrival, and how far you have left to go.
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