Summary: This is one of Garmin's cheapest GPS and it is not because of the small screen (which is actually the best thing about it, it looks great). There is not enough options to plan a route for a long trip with your preferences. You have options for Toll Roads and one for Highways (no specific type of highways like Interstates or 4 lane); I call this the fugitive mode since only a fugitive would pick this option.
Summary: If you are hard up for cash and need directions, then by all means, this GPS will get you from point A to point B, but the maps really need updated. If you type in a store this will bring up stores that may have been gone for years. We were looking for a CVS store and it took us to one that had been torn down for over 4 years, so the maps really need updated.
Summary: I was always confused about the turning point that Garmin instructed. Especially while you are steering in an urban area w/ higher speed since the graphic and voice guide are incommensurate. But I still choose this product just because I don't want to have any malfunction experience happened to my friend's TomTom. So I would not choose Garmin if I have a better choice.
Summary: I ordered this product to replace my old GPS, which is also a Garmin, but not a flat screen. I totally love my old GPS, but I bought this one because I thought it was cute. I've only had it for a little while and I am not satisfied with it at all!!! The directions are not accurate and I've driven past my destination without it saying that I've arrived or it'll say that I've arrived before I have. I'm returning it today :( My old one is not as cute but works WAY better!!!
Summary: alright so if i type in an address it doesnt take me to the right place..the right road the right directions to get to the road but it doesnt give me the correct destination location however if u use the points of interest it is right on..also its not to up to date there are some roads that it didnt know where there or entrances to places that it didnt know about other than that it is helpful and atleast gets u in the right area of where u need to be..
Summary: Recieved this as a present from my wife for Christmas. The first thing I did was go to the Garmin site to register the product. Following the on-site instructions, I downloaded drivers and software up-date programs. It checked my unit and said I needed an update. Again following directions I hooked up to my PC and downloaded the update. When it was finished my unit display said software was missing.
"2 yrs ago, appalled at price, soothed by performance"
16 December 2008
Pros: At first, it was highly accurate and seemed almost to 'adaapt' to my preferrential routes. It saved my bacon several times once I realized I was in the wrong area for a very white, blue-eyed Welsh [100%] decendant.
Cons: Sadly, after 2 years, it's accuracy sucks and lately has trouble locking onto a satelite.
Summary: This products advertising claims it will take you where you want to go. This is definitely not always true. I bought this GPS unit with great expectations based on the reccomendation of a friend. I opened it immediately to check it's features. One of the features is called "Where do you want to go?" One of the answers is "My Home". Since I was about 20 miles from my home I decieded to try it out.
Summary: The mapping and street location of this unit is great, but the directions are very unreliable. I like the way you can pull up points of interest such as shopping centers restaurants etc. When I clicked go however the directions were horrible. I looked up a local flea market on I40 exit 100, which I knew how to get to just to test the unit. I followed the directions to see where it took me. It had me to exit on 103 and turn left.