Summary: After getting lost driving from Brussels to France, we stopped in a Carrefour (France's version of Wal-Mart) and bought this GPS for 130 Euros (about $190). We drove around 5 different European countries and were never lost again. It speaks the street names and has a relatively wide screen. Don't even consider driving in Europe w/o a GPS. . .The round-around-abouts (traffic circles) and constantly changing street names will drive you crazy.
Summary: Bought a cheaper item to protect my touch screen satnav, but soon replaced it with a SWIDO screen protector. The SWIDO is much thicker , looks better , doesn't show fingerprints , and is non-reflective . Much better for this type of device . I also fitted SWIDO to my touch screen digital camera . Excellent product .
Summary: Garmin Nuvi 1340 4.3" Sat Nav with UK and Western Europe Maps This is a must have essential car accessory. I purchased this product from/thru Amazon and was amazed by the amount of features included. Beginning with opening the box, it was a pleasant surprise to find an indoor 3pin plug charger included for the device when I was already thinking this would count as an additional extra purchase.
Summary: Having owned and tested this satnav for over 2 weeks i felt compelled to write a review. Had a Nuvi 255T for 2 years prior to purchasing this one - great satnav but with outdated maps and no longer fit for european journeys. I wanted to buy something reasonably priced yet fit for the purpose. And after a long search and review reading, i decided to go for 1340 model.
Summary: I bought one of these three years ago and it's still going strong. I've used it extensively travelling through the UK and Italy and it's never let me down once. It even identified "Strade Bianche" in Tuscany which are little more than farm tracks. Only one complaint. The cost of a map update is nearly as much as the cost of the unit! I'm not sure how Garmin's pricing works but using their auto map update software I would be charged around £60 for one update.
Summary: I am very happy with my first Sat-Nav. The only issue is having been recommended to buy a suction cup mount from another supplier, one came with the Sat-Nav. Amazon don't mention this. The supplier is happy to refund, just a bit of a pain. Otherwise I'm very pleased.
Summary: This item has been checked out and it will take you to the correct point, but sometimes not by the shortest or more convenient route. In my opinion it is not as good as my old Tom Tom, and it does give slightly misleading directions such as; take the third exit on the roundabout, when the road on which you are entering the roundabout is classed as the first and means that you take the second exit.
Summary: I bought my dad a Nuvi 1300 for Christmas which, looking at the Garmin website, is same as the 1340 but with only UK/ROI maps. It's a nice looking unit with a quality feel about it. It's a shame though that they don't include in the price the wall charger and USB cable for connection to a PC. The vendor tried to sell these extras to us for £19.99 and a discounted bargain supposedly. We declined, deciding we'd shop for these later on-line.
Summary: Very pleased with this Sat Nav. Bought it mainly for my wife to use. She had no issues at all. Very useful info at Motorway junctions for which lane to use. Clear & concise messages. Downloaded the free 'latest map' update from Garmin, took about an hour! Would recommend this Sat Nav to everyone.