Was great on my trip to Mexico. I love the lane guidance. Map updates a little behind
B. Gilles, Amazon
1 week ago
Summary: Was great on my trip to Mexico. I love the lane guidance. Once it took me on a 5 mile back road detour on the way to Legoland to avoid a 50 toll road in San Diego. There's been a few times it tried to route me off the freeway on side streets to avoid something(no idea what). Luckily I could see ahead and stayed on the freeway, still no idea what the GPS was trying to avoid.
Summary: This has been a Fantastic unit! We use it for all our travel and around town when we are going into a neighborhood we've never visited. The Lifetime Updates has saved $$ and the Trafic Updates save time as we drive. Best investment for traveling I've ever made. BTW...Both our cars have built in Nav Systems that cast $200 a year to stay current. This one is more easily visible, easy to use and has friendly voice command that the built in car manufacturer's doesn't have.
Summary: This was a very nice GPS unit when I bought it in 2011. Nowadays it feels a bit dated. The Google Maps application on my iPhone does as good or better job in most cases, and is "free" (if you own a smart phone). Comparisons to the smartphone app: * The touch screen on the Garmin isn't nearly as responsive as the touch screens we've become accustomed to on our smart phones.
Summary: I was looking for a Garmin to replace my nuvi 750. I like the 750 and was only replacing it as it needed a map update and its performance was becoming questionable: Seemed to be taking a long time to acquire a satellite lock, the trip log on my Southwest Air flight to Las Vegas was corrupted when I loaded it into Google Earth (return trip track was ok though). So before my next flight to Las Vegas I wanted to obtain a new GPS.
Summary: The interface is very easy to use. Ergonomic touch screen button placement. Finds satellite reception fairly well. Grippy back casing helps to hold the device. Long battery life; I've been seeing 3-4 hours per charge.
Summary: I used my nuvi2360 GPS for about 2 years before upgrading to the 5" model. Although the 5" has a higher resolution screen, I prefer the Find Address voice command on the 2360. On the 2360, all you provide is the street number and street name, and the search results are localized. This makes perfect sense over 99.9% of the time.