Summary: First, while updating the unit (took four hours) it got stuck in demo mode and wouldn't connect to satellites. Finally got it working by pressing the lower right corner of screen while cycling the power. (Also driving with it in the car should also work.) Secondly, the voice activation doesn't work very well--not even going to use that feature. Speed has improved, searches and calculates routes much faster.
Summary: We've always used Garmin for GPS. My husband loves this GPS, but the traffic ready didn't work. He contacted Garmin and after several e-mails back and forth it was determined that the item was defective and the GPS has been replaced by Garmin. We shall see how long this one lasts. Overall my husband really likes this Garmin!
Summary: Overall product performance is very good the only problem is the base map. For rural Alberta found may holes that were not there is older products. More detail could be given to base made accuracy. Also out of the box too many updates were required for a new product, was it realeased too quick?
Summary: Bought to replace a very basic Tom Tom and avoid continually paying for map updates! Minor problem unlocking (?) device, although it should have come unlocked. Now it shows unlocked prior to shipping (?) However, now it works great, bluetooth link to mobile phone was easy. Would recommend to a friend.
Summary: Bought this for my mom for her birthday who is 72yrs young and it's great. Mom is technically challenged and this made it a cinch. Simple setup and ready to go. The voice command feature is awesome. You just speak the address and if finds it. It picked up every address my mother threw at it. Just turn it on and say a simple command and its voice activated the whole way. You don't have to guess with this product. Great for technically challenged people.
Summary: I have 2 of these one for the wife. they were purchased about 6 months apart and function slightly different, but basically the same. Here in Dallas and being new to the neighborhood they have been invaluable for getting around. All Dallas highways are under construction so I tend to overlook the errors in speed limits (no one seems to care anyway) Both units are great and I would recommend them anytime.
Summary: This is my second Garmin. Now they charge for adding things like Red Light Camera locations ans speed traps and don't seem to give you a way to add your own POIs. Not easy to design your own route either. It insists on going the way it wants to, usually not the best way out on Long Island, where there are many different routes to take to a place. Price is much lower than before and the Blue Tooth did work. OK if you get lost, so it's not a complete loss for ways to go.