Summary: I am a fan of the Garmin GPS. This is the third one I have bought. Although there are some cool new features since the last one I had, such as the detail image of upcoming turns so you know which lane to be in. But at the same time I find it difficult to do some of the things that were previously easy to do, such as adding an address to favorite places.
Summary: Used the Garmin to go from New England to Florida. Not too good on a long trip as you can't see the whole route at a glance so as to avoid various places. Once in Florida we decided to use it to go shopping and to other places. Looking for a Lowes in the search, it could not find one.Drove a mile down the road BINGO there was a Lowes. Can't believe maps didn't have it.
Software quality has gone significantly down from previous models
Prakasan Kottakkudy, Amazon
21 November 2012
Summary: This review is for Garmin nuvi 2555LMT model. Issue#1. From my home to work I need to turn right at a T junction of 2 major roads (one with 45 MPH and other with 50 MPH), but the GPS will not ask me to turn right. It will recognize the same T junction on my way back from work to home and will ask me to turn left. Cutting 1 star for this. Issue#2.
Summary: The GPS worked OK. Often times the car was past the street before the gps recognized the side street. POI's left a bit to be desired. Unit seemed to work OK otherwise. My main complaint: I worked with the support staff over the phone for 2hrs trying to register this device less success. Plugins, USB drivers all downloaded OK; the computer recognized the device, but the communication plugin would not communicate with the GPS device.
Summary: The features are fine, the updates are great but this model is supposed to have Bluetooth even the catalog that came along with it shows the way to pair the mobile phone with the device. Unfortunately, this model/device does not have Bluetooth so I could not pair it with my mobile.
Summary: I purchased a 2555LMT for my wife and it has worked ok except it has turned the wrong direction a couple times. When I went back over the routes later, it had corrected itself. The larger screen is better. However, if you are thinking of buying Garmin, BEWARE!! If you need to send a unit back, forget about calling them to get a RMA (Return Materials Authorization) You will have A MINIMUM WAIT OF 30 MINUTES ON THE PHONE.
"Many great features but not all of them work properly."
14 July 2012
Pros: The new photo-realistic junction view makes even the most intimidating interchanges a cinch to navigate. Many layouts and options can be customized. Has an "apps" section that includes a handy trip planner. Has an exit services feature.
Cons: - Screen resolution is a bit low - Map sometimes lags and is slow to render graphics - speakers are not quite powerful enough for some situations - some incorrect location info & navigation errors - live traffic data has very limited coverage
Summary: This is a great GPS. However, as sold, it does NOT have enough memory to hold the maps and other datapoints that the device is claimed to support. In order to update and have the entire map and associated information datapoints, you MUST purchase a separate memory card. And, the documentation provided does not tell you how to transfer the map to the datacard you've added to your device. Very misleading and very confusing.
Summary: I absolutely love my new Garmin. The features work beautifully. The traffic warnings have saved me time stuck in traffic, the display window is big easy to read in daylight and at night, the voice pronunciations are at times hilarious but understandible still and the ease to find restaurants etc. is wonderful. The ability to download updates of the maps is a great addition as well.