Summary: Ive had a 275t for three years now. My maps are dated so I'll get another one as its cheaper than updates for Europe and NA. We split our year between Europe and the USA and travel frequently by car and foot. Pros: Price at $129. Decent interface, ok battery life, small, cheaply built but appears indestructible. Cons: Satellite acquisition and antenna are below average (My iPhone is much better with its assisted gps). I's a gps so don't expect perfection.
Summary: everything works,good, i have not tested the european maps , which supposed to download once and 1 update within 90 days, downloading all the maps goes right into the nuvi. Price went down 20.00 , garmin stop making these models , thats why its a little cheaper, And one other thing has everything but does not give you all the information like the estimate mileage to your destination, like my older gps; it only gives the time of arrival, how fast your going:; the...
Use Garmin GPS, but don't forget to ask locals for direction.
3 June 2011
Summary: Good device. But struggles in Pedestrian mode in Europe. Map is necessary to compliment GPS. Selection of routes (or logic in device) is not always the best. There is nothing that can replace human brane.
Summary: Just completed a vacation trip in Europe in 8 countries with the 275T. I rented a new car with a built in navigator to compare but preloaded the 275T with my destinations before I started. The built in and the 275T did not always agree - like different roads present or missing and differing speed limits. Sometimes they were both wrong. Some other things were great about it.
Summary: Bought this unit to use on a 2 week driving trip thru part of Spain and much of Portugal. Rental of GPS would have cost half of the $150. We'll have this for future trips and our son will use it in France this summer. Pros: Numerous voices and languages. Easy to follow directions. Found and directed us along streets in old cities barely wide enough for our car to pass thru and found our destinations.
Summary: Purchased this Garmin Nuvi in DEC 2010 for use in Europe. Though a little slow at times in updating its positioin, it does well navigating through all the small towns I have visited. It comes with only a partial download of the traffic cameras, which was not made clear at the time of purchase. I found that there were traffic cameras for all countries EXCEPT Germany and Austria when I received the unit.
Summary: I bought this GPS mainly for the European maps. My old Garmin still works fine but to update the North American maps and get European maps would have cost more than this one. This model has the same size screen but is flatter and lighter and will fit easily in most pockets. The traffic alert system is now free and the posted speed limit shows on the screen. As someone who hates to read instructions, both my Garmins are very user friendly.
Summary: This was one of the few options for preloaded European maps. Got the refurb, a hard case, and a Square Trade warranty for a great price. This saved our bacon in Ireland and Germany. I haven't bothered to use it in the US, so I can't speak to its effectiveness here.
Includes map updates for both North America and Europe
Pam Kahn, Amazon
20 January 2011
Summary: Garmin nüvi 275/275T 3.5-Inch Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator with Traffic I almost didn't buy this model because of the review that said only one update was included. Obviously this has been remedied, I was able to update both the North America and Europe maps.
Summary: I liked my first two Garmin's so much I have given several as gifts in prior years. When my wife's built in car navigator died, I bought her this model, which has more and better features than the built in on a $50,000 car and it can be moved from car to car or carried in a pocket. Setup is easier than ever, in fact my wife did it without my help and no arguments.