Summary: Is one time free map upgrade really true? Beware Maps have to upgraded b4 first use. This is never given anywhere in the description. This is what GARMIN site says "Get the newest maps available and navigate with confidence with our nüMaps Guarantee. Simply connect your new Garmin nüvi, dēzl or zūmo to your computer and visit www.garmin.com/mapupdates within 90 days of first acquiring satellites while driving with your device and you'll be able to see if a free map...
Pros: Easy to use. Did not face any problems with touch screen so far.
Cons: Old maps. Low battery life. Device never indicated anytime that map upgrade is available. Most of the place device get lost in tracking the vehicle. Unless you pay attention to Signs on the road you would easily get lost.
Summary: I got it used for $70, so I guess it wasn't a horrible deal. I use it for food deliveries when needed, so it does it's job, just not as well as it should.
Pros: Semi-fast touch response, I can almost type normal speed on it, but it's still a little sluggish. Gets me most places.
Cons: Slow start up, freezes sometimes (especially in winter). I don't think the traffic feature has EVER worked. It says it's on, but how it works or if it does ANYTHING is a mystery to me. Sometimes it takes a while for it to find the satellites, and I stay in the same town using it for deliveries.
Summary: I just returned a refurbished garmin 1350t. When i type it would only enter some of the letters. The space & done buttons were terrible. So it would take me 3 or more try's to enter a address,(places like State Parks were not found also) Also it didn't reconized several streets & addresses thats been there for 50 years. Also it locked-up while searching. I will never buy refurbished again.
Summary: I'm responding to this ad that Garmin/Amazon emailed to me. I do not have this model. But I purchased a Garmin only 2 years ago, and the screen went dead about 6 months after I bought the lifetime maps for that unit only (Nuvi 650). My wife bought the same Nuvi (650) and hers went dead as well. They offered a refirbished replacement for about $70, when you can buy a cheap new one (obviously no guarantee it will work beyond a year) for $110.
Summary: I saw many good review so I give it a try. I took it to a trip to Seattle and Vancouver. Frustrated. Just want to specify a few shortcomings. 1. I felt the antenna is kind of weak. It took a long time to lock in to the satellite when start from a new location. When it is used at the area with the tall building, it loses signals and keeps re-routing with different streets. It is practically useless.
Was far too much trouble. Returned it and bought Magellan 4700.
Edward E. Fairchild, Amazon
29 July 2010
Summary: I bought this item on the recomendation of a friend. I found it too much trouble to deal with. It finally broke toward the end of my 30-day evaluation and I returned it. It began doing a continuous boot loop of about 5 seconds. Amazon took it back without question. It gave me almost no control over the traffic information it provided. Suddenly, it would reroute me without telling me why it was doing it. The reroutings were so out-of-the-way as to not be believable.
Summary: not worth buying - do not reccomend to anyone.
Pros: Good interface - options are reasonable. Lightweight and looks good.
Cons: I own 2 of these but there are lots of cons - first unit froze up regularly and 1/3 of touch screen would not work - Newegg came thru as usual and RMA'd it quickly. Second unit freezes up every 2 to 3 days and of course at the worst times. Do not use avoid traffic as an option - normally it takes you all over the place around a 2 minute delay.
Summary: Buy a cheaper unit without all the extra features. It works great for getting you somewhere you aren't sure how to get to. The main feature I bought this for, the traffic updates, does not work correctly (at least in the Dallas area).
Pros: Easy to read and use. Great for navigating unfamiliar areas. The extra features like the traffic updates would be a terrific feature, if it worked correctly.
Cons: Somewhat difficult to update with current maps, very time-consuming to download. Unit should have been shipped with an update DVD or with current maps. Traffic update feature is worse than useless- it keeps trying to steer me into the worst traffic ( 1-hour delay), instead of away from it (Dallas rush-hour traffic). South of Kansas City it was indicating a 4 minute delay when there was no delay at all, there had just been some construction going on for the last year o...
Pretty but poor usability, not up to Garmin Standards
Douglas N., Newegg
4 December 2009
Summary: Don't buy this just because you've had good experience with Garmin in the past. Things have changed -- dramatically. For a similar unit they have removed function, dumbed down the menus and quite frankly taken away some of the fun. The thing is just plain buggy. POIs are slim and out of date too (raleigh, nc). Here are some hints though: To get to the old satellite acquisition screen, hold your finger on the reception bars (upper left) for about 5 seconds.
Pros: Nice feel, nice display and the graphics though simple are ok.
Cons: Usability is poor and many of the features of old Garmin units are either missing or undocumented. The Garmin update utility from the web site installs software easily, but doesn't show you what is installed (versions #s) or what it is installing. Website is dumbed down to the point of uselessness. Using latest v3.40 software, unit hangs when you press the power button twice (w/ car cable) - must be reset. Unlike the old Nuvis you can't adjust the volume quickly by pr...