Summary: This is a very good basic GPS system, it is accurate, good signal strenght, could be better but is OK, I bought it as second hand item so the price was the best, it gives value to your money. Reliable and easy to use.
Summary: I think it's a good gps unit for the car. It's simple to put in the address and overall easy to use. It tells you when a turn is coming with the arrow pointing on the street. It does not speak the street name. It reroutes quickly if you miss a turn. I prefer the map of the Nuvi 200w over my 255w. It does a good job of getting you where you want to go.The unit I bought was basically new and has worked perfect from the first time I tried it out.
Summary: The only negative thing about these units, is the way it tells you directions. At first you will miss turns and be in the wrong place, it takes a little getting used to. That is the only flaw to this unit. Very intuitive, easy to use, and an absolute must have if you live in or frequent large cities. I currently own 3 of these units. all are over 2 years old, all work flawlessly still.
Summary: This is an older model Garmin. I also have a TomTom 130 3rd edition, which I have been using for a couple of years. I got the nuvi because the Tomtom does not announce the name of the street coming up -- and the nuvi doesn't do it orally either, but it does post the name at the top of the screen, which is OK. That's the best thing about the nuvi. I don't like the mounting system, which is a ball and socket.
Summary: Overall Four Stars - I purchased this unit because I was going on a trip up north and do not like to drive in unfamiliar locations. This kind of activity is kept to a minimum, which is why I bought this lower priced GPS unit.
During my trips so far, this unit has been very helpful and I have gotten everywhere I had hoped for without any trouble.
This unit has a large screen ("W" for wide) and is very intuitive and easy to use.
Summary: I have used this unit when I was in a new town. It is great for finding stores and resturants. The directions are sometimes roundabout and it doesnt know about new freeways that have reciently opened . It would be nice if Garmin would offer updated SD chip maps yearly at a reasonable price. Overall I really like the units functionality.