Summary: I'm with all the other one-star ratings. I bought this unit specifically for my European travels and i found myself 120 miles away from my hotel with a dead GPS. I had read Garmin had some quality problems, but hey, it never happens to me! Live and learn. Shame on Garmin!
Summary: Erratic performance. Used on 4 wk trip including France and driving between VA, IL, MN, and OK. Worked flawlessly for 2 wks and then started acting up. Problems were: (1) Screen went black once despite unit being plugged into cigarette lighter. Took repeated tries and about 4 min before it would turn back on. (2) Display would suddenly blink on and off. When it would blink on, only part of the roads and route would be displayed.
Summary: In some ways this is a much better GPS than my old Nuvi 670, or perhaps it's the age and treatment that my 670 has had, frequently baked too hot to touch and bounced around. Right now the 1370 locks on where the 670 can't quite make it. The text entry is a bit difficult but now, thankfully, uses a qwerty keyboard, so no more hunting for keys.
Summary: This unit would be a great GPS if only it worked. I have the same problem that I see with other reviewers ... eg the unit just shuts off unexpectedly in the middle of navigating. This requires you to restart the unit (during which time you can miss an important turn off). Also, the unit periodically just decides by itself to go into MUTE mode and stops talking. A piece of junk. I will be returning mine.
Summary: Unit locked itself up during the set up process. Returned to Amazon the same day for refund. Unit did pick up satelites and seemed to function well. I updated all software and regestered product online with my pc. It would not function with my Mac, got an error message that said browser, Safari, was not supported. The key board is in alphabetical order, are you kidding. Takes forever to enter an address to load maps.
Summary: I bought this gps for a cross country trip. I got the 1370T because I was interested in the European maps and the pedestrian mode. It worked reasonably well for the first 3 weeks, although it got confused sometimes and left me in the middle of nowhere (it once showed me as being in the middle of the Chicago river). From the beginning, the gps would periodically shut down but I could always push the power button and it would turn back on.
Summary: Got it because believed the positive reviews. Took it to Europe for a trip. It worked 30% of the time. The rest it would not give directions. It knew where I was, but getting from point A to B would "calculate" up to 42% and be stuck there, regardless of how far point A & B are. I tried resetting it a bunch of times. Even tried to call Garmin, but hey - I was on a trip without easy phone access all the time. Thank god we had a good old paper map.
Summary: Garmin nüvi 1370T 4.3-Inch Widescreen Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator This GPS, ordered in May for $449, was delayed and defective when finally delivered in July. Much time was wasted with Garmin support which finally sent a new but useless power cord. After more phone calls and e-mails, eventually Garmin agreed to replace the whole unit. That arrived at the end of August. The new GPS is a really nice one, but it frequently freezes up or turns itself off while driving.
DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT: MAP UPGRADES DISABLE THE DEVICE AND THERE IS NO PRODUCT SUPPORT
Paul Hare, Amazon
17 December 2013
Summary: THE BUSINESS MODEL IS THAT THE DEVICE IS AUTOMATICALLY DISABLED SEVERAL MONTHS AFTER PURCHASE SO THAT YOU NEED TO BUY MAP UPGRADES. THE DEVICE DOES NOT THEN HAVE THE CAPACITY OR FUNCTIONALITY TO ACCEPT THE UPGRADE AND THE DEVICE FAILS. PRODUCT SUPPORT IS ALONG THE LINES OF 'REINSTALL THE MAPS', 'REINSTALL THE MAPS' IE THERE IS NO TECHNICAL SUPPORT, HENCE THE PRODUCT IS USELESS.
Summary: Bought this to use during a 3 week holiday in Canada. Normally a Tom Tom user but this unit which had Europe and N America mapping was only £109 whereas a Tom Tom unit with the same mapping coverage (plus Asia/Australasia) was nearly £300. Used unit a few times in UK without problem, but Garmin user interface and mapping detail inferior to Tom Tom in my opinion.