Summary: Enticed by the 7" screen but turns out to be a little big for my car (Would probably be ok for my truck). Voice command more amusing than practical as it make somewhat wild guesses as to what was stated.
Pros: Clear screen, good touch to key info, very practical quick release cord adapter, plenty of info provided
Cons: voice command not quite practical enough, size may be too big for cars dashboard, a little slow at times with directions
Device fails me on known routes- how can I trust it for unknowns?
why do I have to have a pen name?, Amazon
30 May 2015
Summary: I bought this because I am going on a trip to Scotland and thought maybe this would be useful with the challenges of driving on the left side of the road for the first time. But I find after spending hours to update the software and testing it out on my usual route to work that I don't think I can...
Summary: Device performs as expected. Rating decreased due to having to purchase a additional $70 cable (Garmin GTM 60) from Garmin in order to activate/receive the Life Time HD Traffic updates. Very disappointing for a unit this expensive.
Pros: Easy visibility with 7" screen
Cons: Missing required cable (Garmin GTM 60; $70) to activate/receive lifetime HD traffic updates. Windshield mount does not appear to be strong enough to support this 7" unit; has fallen several times already, even with a clean initial install.
Pros: Like the 7" screen. the lifetime maps and traffic. Easy to set a location.
Cons: Does NOT have waypoint feature. If you want to wary your route a bit from the calculated route, it is not very easy. You have to set a "phoney" interim destination to force it to go your route. Also, the voice response simply does not work. I had an earlier model Garmin with this feature and it w...
Summary: I have just returned from two long trips, and it took about that amount of time to really understand how to use this device to best effect... However, on the second trip (6000 miles) the thing developed heat prostration, while travelling in Texas; I had it mounted on the dash, in direct sunlight...
Summary: I have used several garmins in the past. My last garmin was a 5" version. It allowed you to choose 4 (I think) different measurements down the right side of the screen (e.g. Distance remaining, ETA, Time until arrival, elevation, etc.).
Summary: I like the size. Struggling to pick up signal in Manhattan. I have used for over 10 years other garmin nuvis and none had this problem of picking up signal in NYC!!! Resolution is poor compared to other nuvis.
Summary: I had to return the unit because the ball-and-socket joint did not hold. The unit fell down to the floor with the slightest touch. Yes, I do know how to install the ball-and-socket joint because I also have the 2597 model and it works fine.
Summary: I like the size of the unit - great for older eyes but the unit died after just weeks and one hour of real use - Amazon was great and took care of the matter quickly - sent me new unit (hope this one works out better) and I sent the dead unit back using Amazon's return UPS label.