Summary: I purchased a Garmin nuvi 300 about two years ago and recently was advised on the item that I should update the maps. This was also becoming apparent to me as I was finding that route instructions were not compatible with what I was encountering, presumably due on several occasions to major road alterations. On entering the Garmin website I was surprised to find out that this model is discontinued and that there were no map updates available.
Summary: As a convicted map lover, it is an excellent 'basic' sat nav, it does what it is supposed to do, swiftly finds the satellites and navigates reliably. It's not packed with gimmicks (plus point!)and is easy to use, except when I tried to enter an Edinburgh post code with country set to England! that took a little working out. It slips into the pocket easily when not in the car.
Summary: I bought this myself after buying my partner the Garmin Nuvi 350... It is a great little gadget but does tend not to be up to date with road traffic works or newer roads. I have been going around in circles at times with it... Recalculating !!
Summary: In case it helps anyone considering purchasing a Nuvi 300 - they have a Mac specific support section, specific Mac firmware and map update routines as well as full support for a number of other web/mapping utilities - which in my experience worked first time, error free. ... it's also a great little GPS.
Summary: Having read the other positive reviews about the Nuvi 300, I took the plunge and bought one. At £80 I think that it is easily worth the money, the unit quickly powered up to get it's position. It fits easily to the windscreen through it's mount and easily detaches when not required. The unit is small enough to fit into your pocket with the supplied case to protect it.
Summary: This is my first foray into satnav. I was impressed. It works 'out of the box' and is simple to use. I've had this for over a year now and use it on most journeys, although I only use the navigation when I'm going somewhere I'm unfamiliar with. On the navigation front, it's rarely wrong - direction wise - and the eta is spot on too. I've used the updates over the web without a hitch, and downloaded a free-trial speed camera db.
Excerpt: Driving on the M6 towards Warwick, Nuvi sent me towards junction 4A instead of jundtion 4 which is easier and it kept on trying to make me turn round at the nest roundabout so as to get back to junction 4A take this junction after recalculating. Is there a method y which i can instruct it to take me through a less crowded route? How can i make it say turn "right into Joe Blogg Street" instead of just "turn right"?
Summary: Bought this after using a system in USA. It's good but could be better by offering more way points. The voice can be changed from UK female to USA female. I find the USA one easier to understand. Updated software from Garmin site and camera info. downloaded additional car symbols. Clear display auto dimming at sunset and bright at sunrise. Came with a soft carry case.