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: Several negative reviews here mention the maps not being up to date. In order to update this gps, find a cord you probably have lying around the house that you use to connect your digital camera to your computer. Yes, it is the same cord that is used to connect a gps to a computer.
Conclusion: Fantastic delivery time, wasnt in stock when i ordered but was soo simple to call and talk with a rep. got it and it was mint. updated my Firm Ware from garmin and no problem. they are great!
Summary: Comments about Garmin Nuvi 260W: My best advice is if in doubt, listen to the garmin. The first time we used the garmin, we didn't trust it and went way out of our way. On the way back we listened and realized the garmin was right!!
Pros: Acquires Satellites Quickly, Compact, Easy Menus, Easy To Read, Easy To Set Up, Large Screen, Reliable Performance, Simple Controls
Summary: I purchased this Garmin GPS because of it's features; large screen, spoken directions. I also bought it for what it didn't have; traffic information linked to pop up ads. My glove compartment full of maps are now obsolete. I took this unit for a test run today, and WOW! I swear it Thinks!
Summary: I have been waiting patiently to buy and install a GPS navigation/video entertainment/radio combo device in my SUV, but I was taking a road trip and needed a guide. I decided to purchase the Garmin Nuvi 260W just for this trip and a few others coming up soon and if I didn't like it before the 30...
Summary: Received my Garmin Nuvi 260W just days before a trip. Setup and use is very intutive....even the wife had no problems using it (she hates electronics)...I really like the "text to speech" feature, that is why I chose the 260W.