Summary: I bought this unit for my daughter, since it is similar to one we already own, which she has used before. I like the bluetooth feature and the lifetime maps is a plus. Would be nice if the working temperature range was a little wider so the GPS would work sooner upon entering the car on hot days or cold mornings.
Summary: I bought this specifically for the hands free phone options. It is exactly as I expected. It sounds like a speaker phone. The voice commands are difficult to use with the windows open, highway driving, etc. I wish it had more volume. I am happy I purchased this product and recommend. The device's other options are great. I would buy a mount for the dash.
Summary: I was in need of a GPS that would tell me what lane to be in when driving thru Atlanta,Ga. Since the sun kept me from viewing the screen, I depended totally on the voice commands. She told me what lane to be in and what exit to take each turn in heavy traffic do not think I could have managed without this device. Tomorrow I will again depend on this to get me across the state of FL to the airport in Orlando.
Summary: I bought this GPS for the voice and traffic features. Although I was disappointed the traffic feature is unavailable in Charleston, SC,it works in larger cities and gives you adequate warning of traffic ahead. I like the red light camera warnings as well. The voice feature is well worth it. It's not perfect, but I've never even tried to use the impossibly small keyboard.
Summary: First Garmin. I've always been a TomTom guy. I've only had it a day, so there's a high probability I'll revise and update this after I have had some more time with it. Few technical notes that are quirks I wish I would have known before buying. 1. Garmin software installs firefox plugin before downloading program on windows 7 that'll let you update it. I'm not sure the advantages of the firefox plugin, but that seems a bit unnecessary.
Summary: I had another Garmin nuvi and this one is better is terms of directions, especially with highway directions, ease of use but not the voice. The voice sounds terrible compared to the older model that I had, so much so that I changed it to the British version and am contemplating buying a voice its just that bad. Part of the problem is that the speaker quality is much worse for whatever reason. Otherwise, I like it, but don't love it.
Summary: There are a thousand reviews for this GPS, so briefly my favorite feature is the voice interaction. it works great! I rarely have to repeat myself and this guides me everywhere I need to go. With Garmin you know the interface is good and the directions excellent. This acquires the satellite much faster than my previous Nuvi 760, but keeps the familiar intuitive interface with some great new features added in.
It could be perfect, and it almost is, but there is one giant problem.
9 July 2013
Summary: I had a GPS of this exact model a few years ago when it was first release, and it was stolen from my car very quickly. (Warning -- even if you put it out of sight and remove the suction cup mounting from the windshield, thieves are sophisticated enough to recognize the circular mark the suction cup leaves on the glass and will break in assuming you hid it inside the car, so wipe the mark off...
Summary: I'm really enjoying this new GPS, it has a lot of great features and easy to use. I haven't used some of the features but I love the split screen when you are making a turn. My husband really loves it as he is much less adventurous then I.
Summary: I love every feature it has. I like the accuracy and the split screen I like the voice saying the street names . My problem with it is that sometimes it gave directions a little too late. Example, when you have two consecutive and close turns or bracings on a highway, it gives the first direction early on but the second one comes too late occasionally to react if you don't know your way around.