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 woute being taken.
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 we couldn't actually use them as the 1340 model doesn't support the right file type.
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 most of Europe were included for free.
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map updates included (and it was well-priced in Halfords) - a major nuisance with my old TomTom One had been the out-of-date maps that made it go mental in certain locations, eg on the M25 approaching the M20/M2. First impressions - on the very first usage it told me to exit a dual carriageway bypass road at least two roundabouts too early and then had several attempts at renavigating to my destination while I continued driving in...
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. It was with some trepidation that I decided to take the plunge and buy a 1340 after reading some of the negative reviews posted here. My own personal findings both agree and disagree with some of the comments concerning the 1340.
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. I have been impressed by the speed of satellite pick up and the very fast speed of recalculation should I deviate from the planned route. The suggested routes are nearly always what I would consider the best routes in my trials with this satnav.
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. As I didn't want to pay out every year I got a refund and purchased this Garmin. I've had it a couple of months and it's great if it knows the address.
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. I spend most of my time in Spain these days and have found that a lot of maps are out of date despite having the latest versions installed.
fair but make sure you purchase with lifetime map update or you have to
6 November 2010
Summary: fair but make sure you purchase with lifetime map update or you have to fork out another £60 -£90 for the map update after the first registering product to the satellite not to the web. also be aware that you can not up load routs from map source to this unit you have to let the unit work out its own routes this is OK but may take you of course at times eg follow the old roads through village rather than stay on trunk road
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. Has anyone else had this problem ?