Summary: What a fantastic piece of kit, it might have been launch back in 2006 but still feel very modern and up to date. It is a very easy unit to use with a host of features like SD card reader, blue tooth, MP3 player, and books. The battery last a very long time and the screen is very easy to read even in bright sunshine. The voice feature is excellent like when you are approaching a roundabout it says a roundabout in clear English.
Excerpt: I bought a Garmin Nuvi 310 after reading a glowing report in Which? magazine. The unit is neat and stylish - and amall-enough to carry around in a pocket to avoid leaving it in the car. The power lead plugs into the screen mount, rather than the unit itself - which makes mounting and demounting the unit very easy. Directions are clear and accurate - although there is one major problem with this unit (and all other Nuvi products).
Pros: Directions are clear and accurate. Blue-tooth link for mobile phone use very useful.
Cons: Final turn command given far too early. No on-screen indication of direction of next turn.
Summary: Im a little bit of a gadget phobic, however, as my work involves a great deal of travel I needed a SAT NAV. I went for this one after looking at reviews and found it : THICKIE PROOF even I can tap in an address and postcode with this system and the hands free mobile connection is really easy to use. Large screen, easy assembly took me about 5 mins, also if you need to record where you have arrived its simple and saves the journey in its memory.
Excerpt: A message to my Garmin Street Pilot......... A long lasting, rewarding relationship with a very loyal partner recently ended and it was all my fault. I have to take all the blame and accept full responsibility. So to my Garmin Street Pilot Sat Nav, that has been by my side on all my travels, please forgive me for leaving you in a hire car and I really hope you enjoyed your trip to Aberdeen with your new owner.
Summary: To anyone thinking of buying this then I would highly recommend it. Pros * small & lightweight weighing in at 145 gramms. A little bigger than a cigarette packet and easy to carry around. * usage is fool proof, clear and obvious with no training required. * simple plug in and play with device. * post code and address recognition. * 3.5 inch screen gives a clear picture. * PIN protected so if it is stolen this provides some protection/comfort.