Summary: I have owned this Garmin for 2 years and am happy I bought it. I use it in my car when I go travelling on long trips and also for day to day use locally when I'm going somewhere new. I have also used it for walking directions as a pedestrian.
Summary: The unit worked great for the one year warranty. The battery started giving us problems in 13 months. Called Garmin which informed us that this is a discontinued item and you cannot change the battery.
Summary: Bought this as a gift for my parents who had been through many GPS units and unhappy with. I bought this one because it had a large screen, was slim and had no advertisements. (be careful, the other model of this one with "free maps" puts ads on the unit that pop up) I was worried it would be...
Summary: have no complaints, replaced a Magellan which died after 3 years. If this one lasts that long I wont complain about its value either. It works as well as or a bit better than the Magellan, but rather hard to tell since no side by side comparison was made.
Speaks street names - not perfect, but quite useful
7 May 2012
Summary: I bought this because of the overall positive reviews by other users & because it doesn't have ad supported "free" features that I've read can be quite annoying and perhaps dangerous. Spoken street names is a BIG plus, though it's kind of a joke when it has to interpret non-Western European names.
Summary: I was about to click the BUY button, but decided to first check out the [...] website. What I have learned is that I would need to load a special app, "Garmin Lifetime Updater", which is fine.
Summary: My old Garmin went out after being subjected to summer temperatures of over 100 degrees daily for months! I wanted something better but after researching the new Garmins didn't like all the negatives about traffic, on screen ads and larger cords.
Summary: Shows the shortest route, even if it takes you off main roads need to watch what it saids. Overall very good, like the time to arrival, screen is clean and that it shows how fast your going vs the speed limit