Summary: This is my second Garmin product and the display brightness is very poor to where I can hardly see it during daylight hours. The brightness is set to 100% but my first Garmin GPS was MUCH brighter so I'm assuming something is wrong and I'll try to exchange it when I return from vacation.
"Ancient maps bad sound irritating voices lowBatteryLife"
5 July 2010
Pros: easy to get it going out of the box
Cons: Some information on the display is annoyingly small. Sound distorts badly. Maps included are uselessly out of date. Map update costs more than the machine itself. Can't change the voice. Insensitive touch screen. Low battery life.
"Don't expect this GPS to take you where you want to go!"
20 April 2010
Pros: It has a nice interface, it quickly locks onto satellites, and is easy to use.
Cons: The maps have no clue where things really are. It will say the destination is on the right when it's really on the left, and it thinks addresses are in places they really are NOT. The GPS is directionally challenged!
Cons: Very slow finding satellites. Has a hard time finding POIs that Tom Tom doesn't. Gives wrong directions frequently causing many missed exits and turns. This is my 3rd Nuvi. Have exchanged each year for new model hoping to be better with no success.
Cons: -) old maps (>1 year) -) initialising position ist very, very slow (5 minutes on average) or expects a position that is miles away, altough view to sky is free -) sometimes the instrument resets itself to factory settings and user presets are lost