Summary: Having read Amazon reviews before I purchased the Garmin 310 I thought it was going to be a good investment. How disappointed I am with the Garmin. It picks up satellite signals very slowly and sometimes 5 miles into my journey it receives satellite signals. It's bad at recalculating routes and has taken me the longest journeys even with ones I was familiar with. So, for a first sat nav it was a bad investment.
Things I would want to know BEFORE I bought the Nuvi 310
22 May 2008
Summary: Pros * Long Battery life * Has a Bluetooth connection, Audio book, MP3 and you can purchase add ons like the traffic management aerial/European maps and the maps and firmware are upgradeable. * It has a detour button so if you suddenly find the road blocked it will navigate a different route Cons * The biggest problem for me is that it doesn't have a "direction arrow window" of the up coming turn, so you have to follow the white arrow (wherever it is on the map), my old...
Summary: Having had this unit for 10 months I've gone back to working out my route in a map book and using the Garmin only as a means of seeing where my next turn is coming up. I downloaded the trial speed camera software and didn't bother to take up the regular subscription because it misses so many fixed speed cameras.
Summary: Had a Garmin given to me as a present for passing my driving test. Was pretty impressed with features, colour display scheme and you get to choose the colour and type of 'vehicle' on the screen which made have that 'personal' touch BUT started using it and not impressed at all. Prompts don't get activated until you're 5 minutes up the road or so..
Summary: Voilà un an que j'ai acheté le GARMIN NUVI 310T. La marque est réputée et l'appareil est garanti 2 ans par le fabriquant. Il est facile a utiliser, la prise en main est très rapide. Le calcul d'itinéraire est fiable et rapide, le guidage voval permet d'anticiper les manoeuvres. En cas d'erreur de conduite, le recalcul est très rapide. Il y a quand meme quelques (gros) défauts : La mise à jour des cartes n'est pas gratuite et c'est même très cher..
Pros: Design, calcul et recalcul d'itinéraires
Cons: Cher, triangulation peu performante, peu concurentiel