Summary: There are a number of great features offered by the device, plus it has a great picture layout of maps and routes and the lifetime updates for maps is the best, but it was too difficult to operate. This was not very user friendly for me at all. It took me three hours to figure out how to change the location city and set my home address. I worked with it for a day and a half and found it very frustration to set up.
Summary: OK out on the open road but terrible in large cities. In St.Louis gave wrong directions and led me down dead end streets in a very unsafe park of town. If you missed a turn,it was terrible getting you back to the correct street. I would never buy another Garmin. Back to the Tom Tom. In South Dakota it said down a street and there was only one house and a dead end. Maps were up to date. It was a very bad experience.
Summary: Nothing beats a Garmin. Just the right size screen so I can read everything without putting my reading glasses on. It sits on a dash friction mount. Due to it's size and weight, might be too big for the included windshield mount. Voice commands work great. Information is accurate and timely, except for a few school zones.
Summary: I bought this GPS because the one that came with my car started giving me wrong directions. Even told me that streets in my town didn't exist when they did. This GPS is great. It recalculates almost instantly, tells you which lane you should be in to make a turn and also tells you if there is traffic ahead. Easy to follow both voice and screen directions. Works great!
Summary: The unit works great and has many excellent features. No printed manual is included in the package and must be downloaded form the garmin web site. The current manual is dated March 2013. I had a problem with keeping the display at the brightness setting i wanted but could not find any help in the manual. I contacted garmin customer support at 1-800-800-1020 and within 15 minutes the problem was solved.
Summary: The Satellite reception is poor. Sometime you have to run for a while from your starting point before you can pick up satellite signal. Also, sometimes you lost the satellite signal while driving. It bothers me and I am not happy about poor satellite reception.