"This is a nice device as long as the maps are current."
19 October 2011
Pros: The unit is great in cities that don't change street patterns often. Street addresses are accurate and so are map displays. I have used this unit in the USA, Spain, Poland and Czech Republic with great success. Volume adjustments could be easier though.
Cons: In countries with rapidly expanding freeways and building of autobahns, updated maps are required. The unit does not sometimes know whether the road shown on the map is paved, dirt or just a farm road. As far as it is concerned a road is a road is a road
Summary: I bought the Garmin Nuvi 270 for my parents. It was actually a great gift and similar to my own Nuvi 200 it is very accurate and easy to use. The touch screen is simple and easy to use even for those folks who have never had a touch screen device.
Summary: This GPS is exactly what I wanted >>> Planning a trip to Norway and needed the Europe Maps installed. Nice to have the US maps available as well. Have checked it out in the US and expect that it will work well in Norway. It is very easy to operate and seems to aquire the satelites very fast.
Summary: This model holds directional info for the US, Mexico, Canada and 30 countries in Europe. I bought it because I will be in Europe for the next 3 months and have terrible memories of being totally lost, unable to read signs, and unable to ask proper questions in small European towns. I'm counting on this GPS model to see me through.
Summary: Having already owned a TOMTOM from the states I was looking for something to get me by around Europe without having to fork out a lot. Got a good deal on Ebay on this unit and it is working out just fine. Dont expect any bells and whistles with this like bluetooth or voice control or turn by turn with street names to name a few. The display on my TOMTOM has a lot more than going than the Garmin eg. current speed/speed limit, current time while in navigation etc.
Summary: My wife and I needed a GPS navigation system on our recent trip to Scotland. We bought the Nuvi 270 on ebay and purchased the extra Chip for Scotland/UK. The device was a life saver and cut a lot of time in driving from location to location; therefore giving us more time to see the wonderful scenery and landmarks. The Nuvi was perfect for our trip. Compact and easy to store in luggage and simple enough to use for my wife to operate as navigator.
Summary: PRO: - lowest price modle with NA and EU maps - compact size - easy to set up/use - good signal receiption CON: - standard USB cable will turn it in "PC mode", have to use the trick by log in "test mode" to enable it to work with standard USB cable - can only navigate/calculate from where you are - costly to get updated map - good receiption but a little slow to start up