Keep your phone but get this. Exceptional Value for the Almost All In One Gadget it is!!!
David Schad, Amazon
18 February 2011
Summary: While not a beginner's GPS, this nüvi makes a fascinating gadget for the tech minded traveler. I'm new to GPS navigation but not gadgets. For what I paid as a Gold Box offering, this is one of the best gadgets I have ever acquired.
5 Stars - For what it is, instead of what it's not!
D. Daniels, Amazon
1 February 2011
Summary: Can't understand the negative reviews for the Nuvi 295w. It's not a 4.3 or 5 inch screen. It doesn't have lane assist or bluetooth or traffic. It won't be audible over your loud car radio. If you're expecting those features in a GPS, choose a high priced Nuvi model.
Summary: I am not sure why there are so many negative reviews about this product but I figured since the price is way better than what I paid for my refurbished nuvi 255w (which doesn't have nearly as many features on it) that it is worth the risk, especially with amazon's great return policy, and I was not...
Summary: My new Garmin 295W GPS unit is wonderful. We tried it out the day we received it for the most awkward locations we could think of and it worked like a charm. The only problem we encountered was the pronunciation of Hawaiian street names (we simply had to laugh at some of them), but this was overcome...
Summary: I did considerable research before purchasing. Even called support at Garmin, very helpful people, to discover you can install alternative databases, in my case TOPO. They work on the Nuvi. This means you can readily use it for multiple purposes, on foot, cycle, driving.
Summary: First off- great price! Shipped quickly. "Frustration free" packaging is a nice spin on cost savings but it was fine. As for the product- WOW! Excellent GPS as expected (Garmin). I like the 3.5 size so when typing I can hold it like a phone and use my two thumbs. Email client is awesome.
Summary: It's kind of hard to believe that I picked this up for $63. We needed a GPS and this is just so much more. I read all the bad reviews and they're all from snobby picky users who think they're getting a $400 machine. This is super cheap and it navigates you from point A to B.
Summary: I bought one of these for my husbands birthday he hates smart phones but sometimes needs some of the features of one. he constantly uses a mp3 for books on tape which the Garmin is too. what does this thing not do. the GPS is great small and accurate.It even show the speed limit on certain roads.
Summary: This is the 2nd GPS we have bought. Out of the box we just love it. So many POI, very easy to use, you don't even have to read the manual. Love the WIFI, seems to work pretty good. I had some problem getting it to sign on but still a nice feature.