Summary: I found this product to be mostly good. Some of the things I didn't expect were the compass and the MPH readout. I did however expect it to say the street names, which it doesn't. If I had it to do over again I would look for a unit that said what street to turn on.
Summary: I have only used the 270 a few days in the US, and it seems to work as advertised. They only suggestion is that you also purchase a necessary USB cable for the unit. Without it, you can't register it online, and receive any updated software. This is something that was missing in the Amazon description and needs to be added.
Summary: The Nuvi270 is a small bit of a disappointment. In a recent trip to Europe, the only reason I pruchased the 270, it was able to find all addresses but did not know about more recent changes to the street map. In Prague, it kept insisting on bringing me to the same left turn that was no longer allowed since an ad hoc square was put in that place for the last 6 months. It could not find another way of getting me to my hotel.
Summary: I bought the Nuvi 270 in anticipation of using it during a trip to Europe. I did extensive research comparing the major brands. I also considered TomTom, but their maps for Europe were less comprehensive than the Nuvi and the Nuvi had newer technology and maps. Reviews for the Nuvi were excellent at all tech sites, as well. I initially used it in the states and was impressed by its design, display and compact size.
Summary: We used the system for the first time this weekend and had two different experiences--one in which we were completely satisfied, and one where we were a bit amused, but disappointed. The latter involved veering off the course proscribed by the GPS, because we actually knew a shorter, easier route for the initial part of the journey.
Summary: My Nuvi 270 arrived two days ago, and after a few minutes to locating satellites, the unit found my location and in all later driving followed my routes faithfully. The POIs are accurate, and reasonably up to date although resturants, gas stations, and hotels have changed names although not locations. The routing to destinations seems good with my limited experience although the estimated mileage to destinations I have visited often seems underestimated.