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.
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 bought this product in USA for my stay in Europe. I have been living in Germany for a little while now and so far, so good. I was somewhat annoyed when this asked me to make a right turn into a potato farm when I entered the address of my office here. If I did not have a separate map, I might have been going around in circles! Having said that, it works great in cities; finding parking etc is not a problem at all.
Summary: As this unit came preloaded with USA and European maps, I purchased the Garmin Nuvi 275T specifically for a 10 day long trip to Spain, during which I would drive over 1200 miles. Overall this GPS unit made life significantly easier than reading maps. It was rock solid 90% of the time, with on point directions, ETA, and ease of use.
Garmin nuvi 275T refurb: outstanding value; a few flaws
17 June 2010
Summary: Very good GPS. Has both U.S. and European maps plus FM traffic. A bit small, but generally big enough for viewing. Since the traffic receiver is in the power line, you have to have that hanging, which is a bit sloppy. Wish they would keep it in the unit itself and just run off the battery. Would be great with that. Still quite good as is. FM traffic is better than what I had with the $2,000 built-in unit. Doesn't always pick the best routes. No big deal.
Summary: I have been operating this using the unit for about 10 months now. Its been a companion on many trips. This is what I like about the unit: - The US maps are accurate, they have taken me to my destination 100% of the time. This is my number 1 requirement and the unit executes on it well. - Its easy to use. Plug it in and go. The user interface is simple and seems to be well designed. - Spoken directions are accurate and easy to follow.
Small and easy to use - excellent travel companion
22 December 2009
Summary: I recently took my Nuvi 275T to England and Poland on travel. Thanks to its compact dimensions, the Nuvi 275T and accessories pack very easily in a carry on bag. Initial satellite acquisition takes a minute or less. I used the optional Garmin friction mount which I found really convenient since you basically throw it up on the dash. While some may wish for a larger screen, I found the 3.5" screen perfect in about 1000 miles of driving.
Summary: As we go to Europe every now and than it was important to have European maps. This one has it all. Plus you'll get some extra features when driving in Europe, speed control and alarm is much better, it also tells you where the fixed speed traps are. Not sure why they could not include it here in North America though. One thing that does not work here is the traffic function.