Summary: It's not as thin as I expected and the voice command is a bit choppy. I have yet to be able to use voice command where it gets the address correctly. I have a clean, north-eastern accent and so it shouldn't be an issue. I speak for a living and annunciation isn't an issue for me. Disappointing.
Summary: This unit does not have a home security code that can be used so that whenever it is not at the home location a security code is required to access the unit and waypoint. This is a huge problem in event of theft and I will not recommend that anyone buy it. I have a slighltly older model Garmin and it does have this feature and I presumed all Garmins had this feature. This was a big mistake on my part.
Garmin Nuvi, pricey and less friendly than Magellan
John 316, Amazon
2 October 2013
Summary: I bought this to replace a Megellan that was not supported with Map upgrades even if I paid for them. I had become accustomed to the Magellan and so the transition was a little more challenging.....The Garmin starts out with the street address, then the street, then the city...The Magellan starts out with the zip code or city and so the entry typing is quicker. The Garmin is not as easy to store addresses as the Magellan..
Summary: This GPS navigates just fine. However, the voice prompts are garbled. It seems if there is a multi-word street name, it only pronounces the first syllable of each word that is run together to sound like a single word. I find this very annoying and distracting on an otherwise very capable GPS. If this problem didn't exist, I would give it 5 stars.
Summary: No instruction manual. Connected device to computer and it downloaded several folders. When I tried to open them to find out how to operate the device, all I got was gibberish. Of course, there is no phone number to call for help and I haven't had the time to spend finding one. Once I get some instructions, I might find it works OK.
Summary: This unit was my 5th Garmin product after being introduced to GPS with the Lowrance years a go. I have not used it for a trip yet but will be doing so next month. Right off I did not like the display as well as I do my 1357LMT. It does not have the contrast nor crispness. I hope my opinion changes as I learn more about using this one.
Summary: We purchased the Garmin because it is one that not only offers lifetime map upgrades, but because, we were already used to using a Garmin nuvi, and the steps needed to get to each screen. Pros - 1- Its very lightweight - stays on the window mount easily without wobble 2 - it looks nice 3- uses a standard USB plug (this comes in handy when doing upgrades and being able to charge the unit inside with a USB wall plug 4 - Lifetime upgrades! Saves MONEY!!!!! 5.
Summary: Debated if I should replace my very old Garmin which recently broke since nowadays smartphones have very good GPS built in. At the end decided to purchase because it is more practical for my long and frequent drives. Just got it and have not had a road test so I will update this review later. Just wanted to give my first impressions. They have improved a lot since the 5 year old model I had. Bluetooth seems to work flawlessly in my desk.