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Garmin-nuvi-1450.32726162
7.6 out of 10

Garmin nuvi 1450

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Reviews and Problems with Garmin nuvi 1450

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Overall 2
2.0

Died after less than 4 months.

dryguy "dryguy", Amazon
1 February 2013
  • Summary: I have owned the Nuvi 1450 for less than four months so it is still under warranty. My previous unit was a TomTom, and it consistently found better routes than the Garmin. It was still useable, until it stopped working altogether. Some investigation showed that my map had vanished. Garmin's support website was no help.
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Overall 2
2.0

Garmin 1450 - Lacking Support

Frederick V., Newegg
12 April 2012
  • Summary: Garmin support has ignored this problem for well over a year. Personally, I've put in nearly 15 hours "trying" to update the device, and traded dozens of e-mails with their "support" without a resolution.
  • Pros: The Garmin Nuvi 1450 does what its intended to do. For the cost, it's a decent GPS (when it works).
  • Cons: The big problem with the 1450 is a flaw in the updating. In specific, when trying to update from v5.8 to 5.9 the update will fail. Sadly, this update resolves a problem of the 1450 rebooting while you're driving.
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Overall 1
1.0

"Terrible unit, Support is equally poor."

Skeeterspopi, CNET
18 October 2011
  • Pros: None that I can recall
  • Cons: Unit led me over a tool bridge 5 times. Route map displayed was as the crow flies, not as the road lies. Touch screen freezes constantly. Customer support is lacking.
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Overall 2
2.0

Ok when it works!!!

Walter L. King, Amazon
30 November 2010
  • Summary: Not a bad product when it is working but unfortunately I have had multiple problems with this device. I received an email from garmin telling me that I needed to update the unit on their website. When I tried to update the unit froze up and I had to return it to Garmin. The next unit I received works fine for about an hour or two and then it randomly looses the satellite signal and becomes totally useless.
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Overall 2
2.0

Screen blackout

Arthur King, Amazon
16 September 2010
  • Summary: I have purchased THREE uf these units in the past month. The first two were refurbished, and the screen would black out in 5-10 seconds after startup. The third unit is new and arrived today. It doesn't start up at all. Previous to these three units, I had a 3790T for a short time. It would begin blacking out after 5-10 seconds. I'll be returning the new 1450 tomorrow. That will be the FOURTH return in about a month. Caveat emptor.
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Overall 2
2.0

Unstable unit (updated again)

jsung, Amazon
1 September 2010
  • Summary: This model is unstable. Mine was turned off more than a dozen times in a three months of ownership. Reason is unknown. When contacted the Garmin tech support, they kept saying do a soft reset and/or do firmware upgrade. I did the upgrade twice but the symptom has not been fixed although it got somewhat better just for a while after the update. After about one or two weeks, however, the unit's power became unstable again and the power turned off unexpectedly.
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Overall 2
2.0

A lemon! There's a design flaw in this product!

Stellagirl, Amazon
30 July 2010
  • Summary: I love the big screen! But ... I've had the unit for a week, and I'm returning it today as a defective product. The unit is much less reliable and much slower than my old Garmin 4.3". Flaws: 1. The unit has twice shut down while navigating a route. The first time, it took 5 minutes to reboot. Last night, it wouldn't turn back on. Garmin's website says there's a patch for this. The need for the software patch was identified in Feb.
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Overall 2
2.0

Horrible unit! AVOID IT!

']['ennessee ']['ony, Amazon
8 July 2010
  • Summary: This is my third GPS. First one was a cheap Mio brand, loved it, even with it's occasional misrouting. Second one was a nice Magellan with more features than I could use, which died on me. So, Garmin is one of the top three, surely being a stripped down, basic model, costing far more than it should, surely it's going to be a great item, right?
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Overall 2
2.0

unreliable

O. Giangiordano, Amazon
28 May 2010
  • Summary: This unit replaced an older Garmin. It was easy for us to operate since many of the operations/features were similar to the old one. We received it the day before a long trip (around 1100 miles round trip). We were familiar with the route, but we wanted to give the unit a good test since we have several other trips later this year where we do not know the route. The overall features were good to excellant.
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Overall 2
2.0

Used once

Tanya Brink, Amazon
22 July 2013
  • Summary: This product was a Christmas gift. It was used once for a trip in town. The battery was charged for specified time. It will not hold a charge. Since the initial use, it has never held a charge long enough to even progress through the menu. Even after recharging. Expensive piece of garbage!!
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