Summary: I am driving six days a week and relying on Garmin GPS NUVI 255 3.5" most of the day. Lifetime Map Updates is a must! the only weak point is if I drive faster than Garmin I'll be in the next street but Garmin still short before same street. Sometimes I think my turn is the next one.The signal transfer between SAT and GPS is slow! I used to have different brand name and was very precise but didn't long last.
Summary: It works and does the job as a GPS. The only thing that I have an issue with is that the response time from the voice navigation is slow. I would miss a few turns because of that delay. If you rely on audio for your navigation, you will end up making lots of U-turns and such.
Summary: I received the card in good shape in less time than was anticipated. I was suprised at the fact that it was just the SD/micro card in the plastic case without any other case although it did have Garmin printed on the card. It seems to work properly and I am told that it has a free update and is currently updated to 2012. They delivered a usualble product at an excellent price and I would consider using them again.
Summary: We used these maps (microcard version) in our Garmin Nuvi 1300 all over the North and South islands of New Zealand for 15 days with almost no errors - just one minor exit ramp glitch on the North and one wrong gas station location on the South. We drove in all major cities without difficulty. This map package is highly recommended - especially with the added challenge of driving on the left side of the road!
Summary: I'm currently in Australia, and heavily dependent on my GPS loaded with the Australian maps. Apart from one occasion when it sent me across the Sydney Harbour Bridge erroneously, it has worked well. I'm still assessing it, as I have a couple of thousand more miles to drive before I return to the USA.
Summary: Bought this as an aid for my second job as a pizza delivery guy. Does pretty much what everything that I wanted it to do. One thing that I useful that I haven't seen mentioned is that you can enter a destination along with a stop before end point. Very useful. Probably on all gps' but as this is my first one, I feel it worth mentioning.
Pros: Good price. Lifetime maps. No need for any accessories. Windshield mount included, good enough for me. Have not had system crash when updating maps that others have mentioned, but then again I take my time and don't try to rush through processes. First update took a while. Updated maps are fairly accurate - I deal with a lot of new subdivisions. I like it's small size. I don't need a small TV on my dash telling me where to go. Finds routes very quickly. Has other feat...
Cons: Don't care for the keyboard, not qwerty. Also don't care for having to enter the city for every address that I look up. After 3 months of use, I have had to enter a different city maybe twice out of at least a couple hundred entries. Maybe with other models you don't have to, I don't know
Summary: These are great to have but if you have to count on this to get where your going, you don't need to be driving. You still should have a map with you. I also see it as another distraction too. So don't try to set it while your driving & your texting with one hand, talking on your phone while you eat a burger. Garmin made great fish finders for years, so you can't go wrong with a Garmin GPS. DO your research before you buy anything.