Summary: It works and works well, it is easy to use, good graphics, clear screen and clear voice prompts. The updates take some time to load (there are a lot of reads in Western Europe and they change as fast as ours do in the UK) so don't leave it until the last minute before you need to use the device before doing the update. Alternative routes feature works and has saved time on several trips the length of England.
Summary: When it's good, it's good. However does have some quirky ways of doing simple things. Also has a habit of taking strange diversions when on a Motorway. Useful having European maps and has helped take the stress out of driving in strange cities when in France, Italy and Germany so far this year. The pronunciation of road names provides amusement! A couple of times has shut down once at a critical point in a journey ( once in a town ), which was most inconvenient.
Summary: Replaced a tomtom one ( 7-8 years old). Plus points: Light and relatively easy to use battery holds charge for a very long time in sleep mode camera alert works well stores/petrol locator excellent link to computer easy Negative points: screen not very clear navigation is poor, tries to take ridiculous shortcuts which add considerable time.
Summary: This has proved to be far and away my most disappointing electronics purchase of the year. Based on the lifetime free updates availability and the fact that this unit is five years more up to date than the solid and reliable TomTom GO 920 it replaced, I expected a major improvement in all areas.
Summary: It's difficult to choose from the current makes & models available, because everything seems to get reviews from great to awful. I chose this 3.5inch Garmin as offering the best options for me, and I am not disappointed, it has a very clear display, clear junction routing, and is easy to set up and use. Not done map updates yet, but UK driving seems pretty up to date.
Summary: It sort of does the job. Navigation, on first try wanted to send me down a track and through a deep ford, then the wrong way down a One Way Street. The speed warning is annoying set it to say 69/70mph on cruise control and the excess speed alarm goes off quite often after going under a bridge - I guess algorithm is trying to adjust for loss of signal.
Summary: My new Garmin Satnav - Emily with street names- is excellent, the only trouble is I have not been able to register it and therefore cannot get into the Map updates for life. I think the reason is that my computer does not have a big enough memory to take the download. If I can't register soon I will lose out and then it won't be such a good buy!
Summary: Other than the SatNav's maps needing updating already as this morning it didn't recognise a road that has existed for at least 6 years, so far it has found me to the NEC and the Gatwick Airport Airparks carpark which are easier to find with this! I love that it guesses the arrival time. Bought this as it is similar to the one I bought my Mum last year and like her one too!
Summary: I read various reviews about sat navs and debated between this and a TomTom. My friend at work had one of these which I borrowed and I liked the way it worked, and many people online had said they had turned to this one after being let down by others so I opted for this model. I haven't ever really driven anywhere of any distance before so knew I would need a Sat Nav I could trust. Over the last month I have done two fairly big journeys and this sat nav has been perfect.