Love the traffic updates; Resizing the Screen and moving it around is a pain, though
15 November 2013
Summary: Love the traffic updates (which work in my area), even though they are consistently about 15 minutes behind traffic reality. Resizing the map and grabbing the map to move it around in the window, are a pain, though. The GPS seems to have a mind of its own, and often moves the screen to another location after you release it, or resizes as it thinks is appropriate, not as you set it.
Summary: It did a good job most of the time, but typing on the keyboard was excruciatingly slow, recalculating was very slow, searching for POI's was very slow. It had nice features but it seemed like they crammed all these features into a unit meant for a lot fewer features. Also the screen size was nice, but it made it heavier, so sometimes it would fall off the windshield, and it wasn't as easy to carry around in my pocket.
Pros: Big screen, many features, LMT, nice construction/feel.
Cons: Very slow to type, push button for power (i prefer slide switches), size makes it heavy/cumbersome
Summary: I got this GPS for my husband as a Christmas present. Althought we haven't used it that much, it's good to know that you have the navigator in case you get into trouble traveling. With many ways to get to a destination, at least when you use this - you get there. Has helped our trips - my husband doesn't have to ASK for directions!!!
compare features with others, even lower priced brands.
1 December 2012
Summary: I bought this to replace my Tom Tom. The display has excellent clarity. I expected more from a device which is seven years newer than my Tom Tom. It doesn't provide and display continuous updates to distance to destination, time to destination (it is really delayed in updating), time of arrival. It is slow in processing position and updating next turn. I often make a turn to soon or to late. I do like the interstate layout of what the upcoming exit it wants me to take.
Summary: I was disappointed with the Nuvj 1450, it does not even recognize the street that I live on. I wrote to company to have this rectified, but was frustrated even further when the e mail address was not accepted
Summary: Having owned a Garmin 255W for quite a few years, I purchased two of these for work. They perform as expected for a GPS. The lane assist is a nice feature and helps while traveling around the cities. The main problem with this unit is the voice. It only comes with 2 English voices that speak street names and both are terrible. They are distorted and sound very machine like. The old 255W had a very natural sounding, pleasant voice.
Summary: the down loaded maps are out dated i thought i was buying the lmt 1420 but they sent this one after using this one,it doesnt suit me i do alot of driving and this gps take me out of the way and even to a different address sometimes and says address not found a few times
Summary: I bought this to replace my TomTom since it was going to cost me $75 for a year of map up dates and I could buy this one with lifetime updates for less than $150. I have had it a little more than a month, and I miss my Tom Tom. Both have frustrating things about them, but the Tom Tom was easier to use. The Garmin has a bigger screen, but the Tom Tom had more information on the screen and it was easier to see the upcoming turns.
Summary: The product arrived promptly and quickly. It works great for the most part. I don't like the fact that it doesn't recognize some places and it takes too long to search. Also, too many steps to enter a destination. It will work for my wife, but as for myself, I would've like something a lot more smoother and quicker.