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: 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.
Summary: I have always gotten Garmin GPS units. I tried Tom Tom once and it broke after I downloaded maps the day I got it. That doesn't mean Garmin is much better. The first Garmin I bought was a 1350T. It worked for about 3 months then wouldn't turn on again. Had to pay for shipping and handling to get it fixed by Garmin. They sent the unit back and it had a frozen pixel. I sent it back again for another fix, but had to pay shipping and handling.