Excerpt: Maybe it works OK but unless you have bang up to date programs on your PC you can't get it registraded on line!! Worse still unless you have bang up to date programes you cannot and I repeat cannot down load the free map oooor data update they offer to you.
Summary: Choose this unit for voice activation and European/North America maps. Regret there are not life time upgrades for maps, no other units were available. Surprised with the numerous dialects available.
Pros: Good size, sharp graphic
Cons: No life time upgrades Voice recognition makes many interpretation error
Summary: Used in Italy and France, did not find the street addresses from town to town, have to put the map in 2D, define approximately the destination city and the it will find the specific street address once is in that city.
Pros: Good road guidance.
Cons: The device could not find the addresses between different towns (used in Italy and France).
Summary: I purchased this Garmin product because it has maps of both the USA and Europe. It's choice of routes when set to choose the fastest route is baffling. In testing over routes with which I am familiar, it's choices were certainly not the fastest.
Summary: Chose this unit strictly for voice activation in Europe even thought there are no 'life time map updates'. Voice activation did not work in Ireland, Scotland, the Netherlands. No Owners Manual was provided with the unit.
Pros: Accurate locating destinations
Cons: Price high No lifetime map updates Voice command did not work in the countries visited
Nice looking device, slow to respond graphical interface at roundabouts; free traffic feature a liability!
15 April 2014
Summary: Bought this unit for the free for lifetime map upgrade feature. It arrived in time before our holiday from Shropshire to Dusseldorf (crossing from Dover to Calais). Despite trying for several hours on two different computers, I have so far failed to sync the device successfully to Garmin Express.
OK if you want US/Europe, poor extras bits like voice command.
15 April 2014
Summary: Time get get rid of TomTom, which just navigated me into a bad mood every time I used it. This Garmin is so much better. I chose this one for US and Europe maps. Already tried is US and work well. Traffic is good and I would recommend you make sure you have the traffic updates.
Summary: I finally used this on my trip to the USA. one annoying item was that the brilliance kept going to 20pct which made it very hard to see in car. looked at settings and would put brilliance to 100pct which within a few mins went back to 20pct.