Be Very careful about the "Lifetime"story.Not necessarily true
25 October 2015
Summary: It has been impossible to ever update this produt. Garmin makes it so complicated. Also if you don't read the fine print and dont register the product on time, it gets worse and your lifetime map purchase is useless.
Summary: I hate this new search interface. you no longer enter city first like my other one (52lm) In the 52lm state is preset so I only need to use drop down of the three last cities entered to choose city or enter it then address then street. This one its only address and street.
Summary: Like any GPS it is not without it's faults. There have been times where it looked like it was directing me one way and at the last minute was clearly directing me the other. I can't seem to select basic options for individual routes like avoid the freeway.
Summary: My old GPS, not a Garmin, was so old that they can't even update the maps anymore, and it was time to upgrade. Frustrated with that company's customer "service," I decided not to buy from them again, even though I liked the GPS itself. I read reviews and landed on this model. MISTAKE!!!
Disappointed - Garmin Works but Lacks Capabilities of My Old Nextar (Q3-01) GPS
11 May 2015
Summary: This Garmin GPS works, however, I've gotten use to the older model (Q3-01) Nextar GPS that I've used for years and wish Garmin had the following features as my Nextar: My Nextar GPS allows me to preview the route I've entered and it would alert me that my next turn or street on the route listing is...
Summary: Within about two and one half months of receiving the product and using it only a few times, the screen developed what appears to be some dead pixels. Rather than wait longer to see the problem spread I immediately contacted Garmin and told them of my problem.
I'd say this GPS is a good advertisement for the maps on my cell phone
DONNA B., Amazon
28 April 2015
Summary: Much preferred my first Garmin Nuvi. The Jill voice on this one is very mechanical. Also, use of the GPS seemed much easier in the past when I entered the city rather than having the Nuvi search for every such address in the state in which I was traveling.
Summary: PLEASE NOTE: this is not a trucker version despite the model number. I've had the opportunity to use most of the major mapping devices out there. The garmin models seem to offer the best service with the least amount of goo-gaws you don't need.
Summary: I bought this as an upgrade to a 7 year old nuvi 255w which I loved. I had never registered it but wanted to transfer over the saved locations. I registered the new and old devices and that seemed to go fine. I used my new mini Mac computer to do so.