Summary: Have 97 of these in a fleet of vans. I always buy the Refurbished units to save money. Not one problem with any of them. They all work and the drivers have no Complaints. Make sure you also buy a 8gb microsd to up date them when they arrive. I am purchasing 2 more to day. Win Win for me.
Summary: Garmin GPS's are great. The only thing about this one is after registering it I find out that the traffic update service it uses will be discontinued in the near future, like I think is said within the year. Like another Garmin before it did as well, can't remember what service that one used, but I think it was MSN traffic. Seems that Garmin needs to start there own traffic broadcast service and stop relying on other services incorporated in their products.
Summary: I feel it's easy to give 5 stars for a Garmin because it out preforms the others. You can't go wrong buying a Garmin product. I have been using GPS's for at lease 15 + years. the only one that stopped working was a off brand, cheap Chinese GPS. THIS GPS HAS ALL A TRAVELER NEEDS TO GET HIM OR HER FROM POINT A TO Z AND ANYWHERES INBETWEEN.
Summary: The referbished magellan I purchased a couple of years came with old maps and now is causing some glitches because of road changes. The Garmin is working well and while the map update did take 35 minutes to download and another 90 mins or so to be loaded to the Garmin I am pleased to have that option rather than buying new maps. There is no hard copy manual so after I download that I feel sure I will find more features. Good buy at the price.
It has saved me Time and Money! I AM VERY FOND OF MY GARMIN!
10 February 2013
Summary: My Garmin is of Paramount importance to me. I am a Private Tutor and consider myself to be VERY THRIFTY. I couldn't fathom spending over $150.00 on something I could just look up on Google Maps. However, I don't have internet on my phone and could really use a GPS. So when I saw that I could purchase a GPS for less than $100.00, I jumped on it! It was dangerous and frustrating at times trying to find a house by reading my own short hand scribbled on paper.