Summary: We replaced our previous Garmin with this model because it has traffic updates and road closings, which we really needed to know about on our last trip. I love it for finding specific stores I want to shop at: just look up the addresses on the computer and put them into Garmin, and it takes you right there. A few times it didn't recognize the address, but otherwise its great.
Summary: I got this for my husband for Christmas and so far we love it. The only thing is if you are entering an address like 100 s. 400 E.It is a little tricky. First is ask you for the street number and then the street name. So you first enter 100 then on street name 400. Then it will bring up the option of south, north, east, west and you select the one that fits. Other than that is seems to work just fine.
Summary: Excellent GPS - VERY easy to set up and understand. Map is clear and accurate and there is a feature to alter the voice that speaks the directions (different languages, different accents, male/female, etc). It's my first GPS and it is wonderful - I would definitely recommend this to a friend! The dark/nighttime feature is especially helpful (sets the map on a dark/black background to reduce the amount of light shining while you are driving at night).
Summary: I really like the traffic receiver and how it re-routes you when their is traffic. It doesnt do that great in big cities like NYC, so that can be a little frustrating with it constantly re- routing you. And a pet peeve of mine is that it doesnt have that many variations in voices other than making your own. I found setup the setup to be accomodating, excpet when you have to find the favorite locations file (still have not found it).
Summary: Had a bottom of the line Garmin several years ago. Screen broke, Garmin replaced it no questions. It was a great, intuitive unit. It was stolen and I replaced it with a Magellan Roadmate. It was hard to use, often wrong, it cost more than my Garmin did and even a $75 map upgrade did not improve its accuracy. I was given this Garmin Nuvi for Father's day and I love it.
Summary: It has come in handy in traffic situations when evasive maneuvers are needed. But I have not been impressed by the routes it selects in areas that I know (which doesn't exactly fill me with confidence in this device). I find myself disregarding its suggestions until I am close to the destination (and in unfamiliar territory). That said, it is fundamentally accurate.
Summary: I live in the country so I haven't seen the traffic option much but what I have seen works great. I bought the 205 for my son and he really liked it but I wanted traffic and bluetooth capabilities so I bought the 265t. Unfortunately, my phone isn't compatible so I can't review that part either. Downloads from Garmin for cars and voices were easy and if you buy a new GPS you also get a map upgrade. I've never owned a TomTom or Magellan but I know that I like the Garmins.
Summary: I bought the Garmin 265t as a replacement for my TomTom One, which was stolen. The Tomtom was pretty basic, but very reliable. I've found, in general, that while the Garmin has more advanced features, it does not perform as well the Tomtom on some basic things. Pros: 1. The Speed Limit indicator is great and very accurate (It got it wrong once, but I was in a construction zone) 2.
Summary: I have purchased this GPS just before a road trip to Los Angeles from San Francisco. The free traffic updates was the reason I chose this version over a 265W-same price at [...]. The traffic information has been very useful in LA. Several freeways were under construction and we were routed around them with the click of a few "virtual" buttons.
Summary: This is a solid GPS unit. It has a good number of features and is relatively intuitive to use. Let's get the weaker points out of the way. Like with other GPS units I've used, using a GPS to get somewhere you're familiar with usually isn't a good idea because the GPS will take you on inefficient routes. This garmin is no different, and it navigates through some silly patterns near my house. But it recalculates quickly.