Summary: Most tech companies don't allow amateurs to design their user interfaces, because if they did, they'd wind up with products like the Garmin 1350. This is a device designed by people who don't actually get out of the lab very much. If all you ever need to do is enter an address and have the GPS tell you how to get there, the Garmin 1350 will do a passable job. The routes it produces are reasonable.
Summary: This unit has lots of nifty features, but I've got one gripe: It overheats and shuts down for hours to days, usually right before an important turn. Garmin recommends updating the software, to no avail. I sent it back for a new one. New one had the same issues. I sent it back for another new one. At this point saying I'm doubtful about performance is an optimistic point of view.
Good navigation bad touch screen and long waits for help
20 March 2010
Summary: PROS: Does all the basic navigation tasks well Recalculates routes quickly Even works when hand held inside car Lane warning feature so far has worked OK CONS: This is my second 1350. First one was returned because number and letter inputs were randomly accepted. The second 1350 still has touch screen acceptance problems but not as bad as first Map does not contain many addresses within North America - even addresses we know are more than 10 years old Map-update download...
Summary: I've bought five Garmin GPS units for my family over the years and have been very happy with them. Each model has been an improvement over the previous unit. The Nuvi 1350 is my first problem Garmin---- the alphabet touchscreen for the address input is terrible, requiring numerous touches to connect. I will be seeking repair under warranty. Otherwise, I'm very happy with it.
Summary: I have owned the Nuvi I5, 350, 360, 265T, and 760. This one is the least impressive. It's many additional features do not function properly. Here is a list of issues I have had since purchasing: -The Lane Assist feature didn't update properly while transitioning from highway to highway in Atlanta, GA. -The speed limit indicator was incorrect about 20% of the time while driving through Georgia and South Carolina.
Summary: I bought one of these for myself and my daughter - it is of a nice size to be able to view while driving and easy to take along in your pocket But I have found on several trips, tis a bit goofy - telling me turn around and go back when all the time I knew where I was going . I had printed out a map from Google to take me to a town some 3 hrs and a half from here. The printed map of fastest way saved me 30 min - Garmen ? wanted to go every which way to git there .
Summary: I purchased the 1350T as an upgrade from my older Garmin. The 1350T is a good GPS device, but I really purchased this for the traffic capabilities with lifetime traffic. I live in Atlanta, which is notorious for traffic, and thought that the 1350T would help me get around backups. The lifetime trafic is inaccurate most of the time. It shows heavy traffic in areas that I am running the speed limit, and no congestion when I am at a stop on the freeway.
Summary: My nuvi 1350 is freezing up or will not boot up, and nowhere on Garmin page when I search for this does it come up with a match, and I know they have other Nuvi's that have done this :( I am sending mine back... I only had it a week, it was fun while it lasted... but its way to expensive to have this issue!! Garmin really needs to address this, I updated all the software and did eveything I could possibly do to get it to boot up again, it never did... :( Sad!!
Summary: Garmin has a real problem with the Nuvi 1350-the unit shuts down for no reason. I visited Garmin's website and downloaded software to fix the shut-down issue and it hasn't worked. On a recent 3000mi round trip to Florida, I averaged 10 shutdowns per day. When I returned home, I reloaded the software to fix this issue(for the second time). I have not taken a long trip since, so I don't know if it is fixed. Be aware before you buy!