Summary: I am a big fan of Garmin and have been pleased with several devices over the years. However, this one I bought for my son who lives remotely from me. He was initially pleased (new features and upgraded capability from an earlier hand me down model I had given him) but he just took a cross country road trip and reports to me that the screens are "jumping" and the information popping up is unrelated to where he is.
Summary: I got the Garmin nuvi 30LM to replace our old Garmin that we've had for years. So far, it's not as user friendly as the old one, the voice doesn't speak as clearly when driving as the other one (in my opinion) and MOST IMPORTANTLY no joke it wanted me to make 4 lefts and 4 rights to get to a place that was just 3 blocks down and on the right hand side of the road!! And that was not the first time it has done crazy stuff like that.
Summary: The Garmin display is too small. The voice is not loud enough, and the display is hard to see on a sunny day. I would not recommend it. I bought it because I have a small car, a 1976 Toyota Celica GT Liftback, and I though this Garmin would just be right for this small car. I think it would have been better for me to have bought a 5" screen instead of a 3" screen.
Summary: IT HASN'T WORKED CORRECTLY SINCE I BOUGHT THIS FOR A GIFT FOR MY BROTHER. HE CALLED THE COMPANY AND THEY TOLD HIM TO STICK IT IN THE WINDOW. STILL SHOWS HE IS IN CHICAGO AND WE LIVE IN MICHIGAN.
Summary: I was seeking a GPS that had the electrical charger or at least had a place where one goes so I could order or purchase one for the house. This one, after plugging it in the car, drove about 30 minutes, it still would not come on. What if I was getting ready to travel and it didn't work while I'm on the road? This is why I returned it.
Summary: I bought this Garmin Nuvi 30 hoping the new GPS works as well as my old Garmin Nuvi 200. I was so wrong, the Nuvi 30 loads map so slow so that sometime I get black screen when I am existing the freeway. On the other hand, the speak street name and Lane assist with junction view is a big plus for me. Overall, I wouldn't recommend this GPS to any users unless Garmin fixed their map lag issue.
Summary: Unit is good in the UK but accuracy in Spain leaves a lot to be desired & in certain cases gives totally wrong directions i.e tries to send you wrong way up a one way street, doesn't seem to recognise the road you're on & shows a road that has been rerouted. However unit is compact, easy to use & gives clear instructions.
Summary: I purchased this Garmin, as a replacement for my 'like for like', 2007 Nuvi model. Although the basic functionality is comparable, the plastics are of much lower quality & the synthesized voice is far less authentic, and rather jerky in comparison. Overall, I was disappointed with the product, even though it does provide WE Maps and a sensible budget option.