Summary: Well, like many folks I found myself trying to set up the device, at home, inside my house and the damned thing entered the 'Demo mode'. I did some researches and finally found something that made sense albeit not for the squeamish. Connect the device to the computer, the GPS appears as a disk. Backup the data stored (all of it since you are it) then... Delete the 'tutorial folder'. Since I was at it, I also got rid of the language packs I will never use.
Summary: My wife and I bought this garmin specifically for a trip to Europe. I have owned Garmins in the past and have found them to have been very useful and relatively easy to use. Unfortunately that is no longer as true. To begin with, the new models no longer have the voice saying "re-calculating" when you make a wrong turn. It just gives you new directions without informing you that you made a wrong turn.
Summary: The unit itself seems well put together. Out of the box it works as expected. Quick to connect to satellites and good routing. The mount works well and the unit is decent in direct sun light. The distance accuracy is a bit off - I can be at a stop light and the unit indicates I am still 80 feet away. I don't know if this is typical or simply my unit. The traffic ads, as mentioned in other reviews, are annoying.
Summary: I have been using Garmin automotive navigation systems for over 5 yrs. Recently I tried Nuvi 1450LMT, Nuvi 40 LM- all worked well. Nuvi 40 LM has only US maps so I swapped it with Nuvi 2455 LMT. My old Nuvi 360 is still working OK after 5 yrs., but she does not know any recent changes happening around the road-my bad no map update were done. I purchased Garmin Nuvi 2455LMT (Life time map & Traffic) online.