Summary: The new feature of having the street named rather than just "Turn Left" is very nice but I found real problems when driving in the Upstate of South Carolina. A lot of verified addresses can not be entered.
Summary: This product came ready to go right out of the box. Just plugged it in, had to wait about 2 minutes for it to acquire satellites for the first time and it was ready to direct me to any location. The maps are easy to read and so far completely accurate (I've had it for about a month).
Summary: I'm a pilot and I entrust my navigation to Garmin, specifically a GNS430, which is about $10,000 installed. This little guy is great for getting around in the car. I had a Garmin C340 until not too long ago, however, some thief thought it was better that he had it than me.
Summary: Broke after 7 months of use. Garmin offered no help. Every time we call the wait time is 90 to 120 minutes. Who in their right mind is going to put up with that?! It means one of two things, either they don't have enough customer service reps or their products are junk.
Summary: This is my first navigation device. I have taken it now to the following states- CA, AZ, WA, CT, RI, MA, NY and it has worked beautifully in every situation. Simple to use, super accurate, and just plain awesome.
Summary: I bought this in January of 2010. From the start, we had problems with it sometimes taking upwards of 30 minutes to acquire a satellite. This is not an issue of the GPS being in my car with no south facing view.
Summary: This is the 3rd GPS unit that I have owned. My first was an older Garmin model. My second was another brand. I decided to buy the Garmin 260W because I liked the first Garmin better than the other brand.
Summary: I have the same attitude toward GPS systems as I do for cell phones. I'm pretty much a low end, infrequent user who every once in a while finds these gadgets useful. To me, simplicity, price and reliability are what counts, not a raft of deluxe features. This Garmin delivers at this level.
Summary: I bought this for my wife for the Orlando area. Our first chance to use it was for a vist to our daughter in San Francisco. We used it to take us from San Jose airport to her home, it worked perfectly and was extremely user friendly.