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.
Summary: I have had this unit for over a year now and am frustrated with it to say the least! It almost always picks the worst route and will route over back roads that are the slowest routes. The updater fails with disk full errors. The auto mapping is awful as it keeps changing when you do not want it to.
Summary: So that is what the best GPS brand can do!!! Well, I'm far from impressed to say the least... I grabbed the version that doesn't have lifetime updates because roads do not really change that fast and I wanted to avoid getting frustrated with commercials if using traffic live updates.
Summary: Don't buy this item. I purchased this for a 2000 mile trip I took about 2 months later. The unit kept shutting down, restarting, loading maps again, continuing my trip for about half a minute, then shutting off, etc. The pattern never changed.
Summary: The first time I used my new Garmin 1450LMT (which replaced a 255w Nuvi)I was traveling from Orlando International Airport to Orange City, Fla. Although I knew the route I wanted to travel I also wanted to test out my new device so I loaded in my destination and took off.
Summary: I bought one of these primarily for its supposed capability to construct an optimal multi-point route. From the instructions, I could not get it to do this. The information on the Garmin website was a short pdf page manual that did not explain how to do this.
You don't need a GPS to route you away from these units!
Marv Conn, Amazon
15 March 2011
Summary: I picked up a 1450 for my parents. Having owned two Garmins in the past, I was very willing to get another one. First unit would turn off a few seconds after turning it on. Second unit was DOA, never turned on or did anything.
Summary: I have bought 7 Garmin GPS units since 1997. All of them worked well, and had a very good user interface. This one is no exception in that regard. Where it is an exception is that it regularly puts up **Advertisements** on the screen while you drive.