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.
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: 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.
Summary: I bought this also for the life time free map updates. After the first year the updates were no longer free. Evidently lifetime means one year. Garmin had far fewer negative reviews than the others. So I bought it. But I will never buy another one. It works only when it wants to.
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.
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.
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.
Roads and waypoints disappear too quickly when zooming out!
21 July 2010
Summary: I've been a loyal Garmin customer for many years. I upgraded (or thought I was upgrading!) to the 1450 from an old Nuvi 360. When zooming out the road detail and custom waypoints disappear far sooner on the 1450 than on my old 360.