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: Bought this to replace an elderly Garmin which couldn't be updated. Used it in September for a road trip round France. It was generally very good but did have some unusual incidents. It didn't appear to know that Dijon had a tram system which had taken some roads out of use for cars even though the trams looked to have been there for some time.
Summary: I have used a Garmin in the USA which worked well. And a friends Tom Tom in Central Europe, which worked very well. This unit does work well, giving adequate notice of turns and such. What I do not like about the unit is that it does not choose the fastest routes In the Midlands the unit would always take me along country roads instead of the motorways Example; Trying to get to Gatwick Airport.
Summary: Had no idea which sat nav to go for - gut feeling was tomtom but I having read reviews, I steered towards a Garmin. At £99, this is great value - it's quick, easy to use and the free traffic updates are great - it's saved me so much headaches on the family holidays. The instructions for motorway driving are especially useful. I also know I can buy a map pack to update it for America, which is a trip I'm hoping to drive for. Couldn't recommend it enough.
Summary: I can't understand how this product has had so many good reviews. I bought this to try and shorten the time I spend commuting each day, from St Albans to East London. It seems like the routes it tries to send me down are pretty random and usually not the quickest! For eg, it will guide me to the M25 saying that my ETA will be 5:30. I deliberately ignore the directions and drive towards the M1, which then causes it to re-route and change the ETA to 5:00!
Summary: The maps were up-to-date (for the UK at least) and the dual-screen function in complex junctions is helpful. However, it took almost 15 days to arrive and I had to use my old one for a long trip I had planned (which was the main reason to buy this product to begin with!).