Summary: Received the Nuvi in excellent condition in the original packaging. The only issue noted was that the onscreen keyboard was not properly calibrated. A 5 minute call to Garmin support and voila'...all is well. The calibration technique for that is not in the manual, but very easy to accomplish. Have already had one 1500 mile trip and another 900 mile...and the GPS works flawlessly thus far. Get 4 map updates/year free as well.
A GPS is great, amazing technology, updates included.
13 June 2013
Summary: We bought the GPS for vacation in South Dakota, bum place to get lost. Like the large touch screen and font size for reading, less distracting. Lifetime updates is the clincher for buying the Garmin. Don't like not having a printed manual to keep in the car, other than the simple get started manual, to explanin features. You don't always have access to a computer to connect with Garmin and look things up.
It is nice in size, easy to use; the navigation system itself is great.
9 June 2013
Summary: I did expect more from Garmin from my purchase, but I am still satisfied due to fact that it met what I was looking on a GPS. I had a Magellan for two years, I hate it, I donated it and I will never buy one again. There is nothing like a Garmin GPS.
Summary: we have an older garmin & we purchased this one rather than pay for map and traffic updates. we use it for lots of road trips & find that most of the avoidances just do not work as intended. therefore, we just deselect all avoidances, which makes that feature useless. the large screen is great, as is the lane assist. the greatest disappointment is the amount of time it takes to recover if we detour.
Summary: This product was bought to prepare a trip from Chicago to Los Angeles on Route 66, for next summer. I like the big display and already have had the opportunity to test the producy, which seems to be OK. Updating new maps may take a long time but it is worth the wait. I can only compare to vehicle integrated GPS system, and this one seems quite complete. This is my 1st portable GPS.
Very good product. A lot of features for the money.
5 May 2013
Summary: I bought this because I wanted a gps receiver that would display altitude and inclueded lifetime maps and traffic. I really like the ability to change the dashboard. The split screen showing a photo of approaching turns and exits is handy in unfamiliar territory. It has a really nice sized display that's easy to read. Its "logic" of manuevering between screens is a bit different than the Garmin 250W I also have, but not difficult to learn.