Summary: I purchased this because of the features, I love all the things it can do. Now for the bad, can't hear it at highway speeds, display could be a little larger, takes forever to acquire satellites sometimes. I wish Garmin would come out with a new improved version then I would buy another one.
Summary: WOW!! The Nuvi 295W is defiantly a one of a kind GPS with its available option to connect to WIFI and with its Google search made finding spots very simple and fun. With the power of Google in the palms of your hand makes this GPS so much more useful. Absolutely love this Garmin creation!
I got this for the WiFi, but screen is hard to utilize. GPS is typical.
17 July 2011
Summary: Voice clarity isn't great. Touch keys are small & you often enter the wrong letter/number. The WiFi is a great feature, however tough to use the keys. The pre-programmed city & street names make entering addresses a cinch. Small size has good & bad points. Easy to read, hard to enter onto. Easily tucked on pocket.
Summary: I bought this unit when Amazon had it on special last year. This unit was to be a backup to my Garmin 1490t. I also wanted to geotag a few photos to send back home while on our Florida vacation. It does everything I expected. When the unit is removed from the cradle, it marks the last position. Just put the unit in your pocket then select GO TO LAST POSTITION in favorites to locate the car when the races are over.
Summary: Only problem is that it does not say the street names. Tthe unit will say "turn right" and not turn right on Industrial Drive". Another thing is that this unit does not give traffic updates. It is very basic. Other than that, the screen is easy to see and the GPS voice is clear.
Summary: Have only had the device for about 3-4 months and it already died. Doesn't hold a charge for nothing and now it won't turn on at all. Pretty poor product if ya asked me. Don't buy, even if it is on sale.
Summary: Currently I own the Garmin 1490 and love it. The one thing it won't do is find my car in a parking lot so I bought the 295. On the plus side: the smaller size is just fine. The lighter weight equal to a cell phone works great when sitting in your pocket. The power cord which fits into the base and not the unit makes it easy to remove the unit from the car.