Summary: I bought this unit for my mother who likes to travel. She is pleased with the way that it operates and found it easy to navigate with the voice turn-by-turn instructions. She also liked the ability to search for specific places/attractions along her route. Overall, I'd say this is a WIN!
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: 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: Hi I am a new driver and have recently moved into the countryside in Lincoln and am used to been more of a city boy in Sheffield so I'm still abit lost out here and now I have my car and can drive I still felt abit nervous about finding my way back to Sheffield and other places so I decided to get this Garmin Nuuvi 1340 because my brother has one and it took us all the way round France and didn't let us down once.
Summary: We bought this Garmin to replace an old one. Still has all the functions we like and a few more. Like the graphics showing roundabouts and lanes at junctions. We used it to navigate round 1500+ miles in Brittany (France) and it rarely failed to identify an address or village. Lets hope it does as well in the States when we go there ! Once we've bought the maps of course.....
Summary: This is the first satnav I have bought, which I bought especially for a holiday in France. I have no problem with map reading or with British road signs but I thought this would make life easier. It was worth every penny. There were two things I found invaluable. One was the current speed shown next to the speed limit in the bottom right corner. I barely looked at my speedometer as it's not so easy to read kmh.
Summary: Had this now for 9 months. I already have sat nav in my Honda CR-V but DVD needs updating at about £260 every year - silly money!! With Garmin I traveled Europe last year for 10 weeks; western Europe, down to Austria, Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia, back to Italy, Austria, Germany, France, Luxemburg, Belgium, Holland, it did superbly. Purchased lifetime maps for £80 and with traffic and camera fascility it could not be bettered for the money.