Summary: Garmin often takes you on extra long routes. This is done to pass by businesses that buy locations in their database. Also, the lifetime update is a joke. It takes too long and I had to limit my geographic area for it to load. It is a good product and I have used Garmin for years.
Summary: Very good! Easier to view than previous models we've had. Very helpful on the road but these devices always seem to catch the glare of the sun and become hard to see. The updates aren't all that great; it must be hard to keep up with all the highway and by-pass changes.
Summary: This is my 3rd Garmin and my best so far. I owned the 200W nuvi, my 1st purchase which I liked a lot. When it died, my needs were still basic, so I purchased its successor, the 255W. I hated it from day one. It took forever to "acquire satellites" and sometimes couldn't even find its location!
Summary: I have had other garmin units, this one is very easy to use and has more features than previous units. The lane designation feature works well and the picture display of the upcoming interchanges is a nice add.
Summary: I used to use Magellan GPS devices. Now, I am a total convert. As soon as I turned it on, I noticed that it figures out the route much quicker than my old one did. I like the display and it has alot of POI's programmed in. :)