Summary: Well we've had this 2350 for a little while now and I wanted to update my review.... The GPS works pretty good as long as it stays on.... A week into owning it, it began shutting off all by itself.... We can drive down the road and for no reason it will power itself off. I reach up and turn it back on and it will come back on and sometimes it will run for a while and other times it will shut off within 15-20 minutes again.
Summary: Contemplating returning this product. Garmin has perfectly balanced the good and bad on this product that it makes it very hard to decide if i should keep it or not. If this weren't on sale for $149(after promo code), i would definitely not buy and would absolutely return if purchased at the regular price. Im happy it does all the Pros. But i really hate the fact that i comes with advertisements. Why on earth would Garmin do this? Great product but does have cons.
Pros: Slim design. Fast boot up. Fast calculations for missed routes. Good design to have the car adapter plug directly to the window adapter rather then the GPS itself like many other GPS's. Life time map updates.
Cons: Advertisements that come with Life time Traffice updates...Bad enough we get pop up ads on our computers, but now on GPS? Garmin, are you serious? Only way the advertisements go away is if you turn off the Traffic allerts which is stupid because this was purchased because of life time maps AND Traffic. 3D map display is decent but when compaired to the GPS on my smarphone, its garbage. But still good enough. Window bracket has only 1 pivot. My old Nuvi 660 bracket has...
Summary: You can not plug the power cord directly into the unit. You must plug it into the mount and put the unit into the mount to give it power for navigation. I don't use a mount, I put it on the center console next to me. So I am returning this unit. According to Garmin support, only the 13xx and 14xx series models can be powered off mount.
In it's day, I'm sure it was very nice. But went "prehistoric" quickly.
3 October 2011
Summary: This is for a Navigon Transonic PNA 4000. First, I don't know if this is a good unit or not because I can't download or update any maps for it. It is not listed on the Navigon site. I would make sure that you can review all the information on these before you buy. If I had know that they no longer support this product, I sure wouldn't have bought it. Other than that, it seems like a very nice unit - feels very solid and well built.
Summary: Not that impressed. Runs WAY slower than my old Nuvi 650! Operation is not as intuitive as it should be. Trip planner is pretty much worthless. No audio out jack. Garmin is the best brand GPS on the market so I was hoping for a bit better product.
Summary: Just received the unit. Was not able to register and update maps. Garmin Communicator software just hangs with no effect. I spent 2 hours troubleshooting with no result. This issue is well described by a number of people online with no resolution from Garmin against all OS systems. On top of that my unit came with maps for just 49 lower states and no Canada and else. I found some references online re some batches having wrong map base loaded.
Solid device but watch out for advertisement financed lifetime traffic updates
8 May 2011
Summary: I bought the Garmin as a gift for my wife and was thrilled about the lifetime updates for traffic and maps. Setup and navigation is good. We like the big screen and the way the information is provided. The lifetime map updates sounds like a great feature. Maps can be updated four times a year and the access using the web page was easy. But I have to wonder what Garmin considers "useful life" of the device.
Dr. Victor Chua "Dr Victor Chua MB BChir, MRC..., Amazon
18 September 2011
Summary: This is my fifth Garmin GPS. Unfortunately, in this model, the mount is such that the unit cannot easily be mounted on the dashboard (I use a Navmat to prevent the tell-tale circular marks on the windscreen). The power inlet is in the way of swivelling the GPS to the appropriate angle. Otherwise it's a good unit, though rather bizarrely there are two USB inputs, a micro USB for data transfer and a mini USB for power.