Summary: This Garmin product works well when the maps are up to date. Unfortunately when shipped - the loaded map - although Garmins latest - was not current or even valid over the previous 12 months or more - content was clearly obsolete - road route changes were not recognised - resulting in the wrong...
Summary: We bought this shortly before a trip to the Auvergne region of France. Found it easy to learn to use, but more difficult to put in our route preferences. We downloaded the Garmin 'BaseCamp' software which comes free with it, and quite happily used that to put in detailed routes - and then found that...
Summary: The Good: The Garmin Nuvi 1340 is good value for money and it did what it said on the tin, it got us the 850 miles from home (UK) to the border of Spain. It did this much cheaper than the competition could do and it did it while warning us of speed cameras and with the knowledge that map updates for...
Garmin 1340LMT - you will need 'Webupdater' download!
M. Thomas, Amazon
18 April 2012
Summary: I acquired this because of the lifetime map updates included (and it was well-priced in Halfords) - a major nuisance with my old TomTom One had been the out-of-date maps that made it go mental in certain locations, eg on the M25 approaching the M20/M2.
Summary: I bought a Garmin nuvi 1340 after many months of searching for a sat nav loaded with European mapping for a reasonable price. As I didn't need a sat nav with Bluetooth or extensive traffic reports, the 1340 seemed to fit the bill perfectly.
Summary: I have not had a Sat Nav before so cannot compare the Garmin Nuvi 1340 against any other make. The 1340 was a good price at Amazon, is very well made, has a crisp screen and `Emily's voice is clear and easily understood.
Summary: I bought a Mio Navman which lost it's speed camera warnings after 12 months. Wasn't informed when I purchased it that not only do the updates stop after 12 months (which is to be expected) but the ones stored on the unit disappear.
Summary: This satnav replaces a Tom Tom which has given me good service throughout Europe. The Garmin was chosen due to recommendations from users (mostly in the UK) and friends and for its small dimensions and mounting.
Summary: It's a great little gadget but slow to give instructions on turning..it has also 'blown' my cigarette lighter socket three separate times. Not good. I have to charge it overnight and hope that it will last me through the day as it blows the socket every time I plug it in.