Summary: This is an excellent device; its response time, the sound quality, and the images are really good. I have used it only for a few weeks and so cannot speak about its longevity. Apart from the device as a GPS product, the seller had advertised it as NEW; however, the package that arrived clearly stated that the devise was Refurbished--both outside the package and inside.
Great GPS, good image on screen, many extra offerings
24 June 2014
Summary: Very nice GPS. Ultra thin, great visability. Also picks up satellites faster than any I have ever used. I have never had traffic capability before, but this unit does a great job of keeping me informed about traffic around Philadelphia. I am completely satisfied with this device!
Summary: Hands down the best gps out there. My whole family loves it. You can download new voices, apps, driving icons, etc. Does everything except wash the car, but it will direct you to the nearest one. LOVE IT!!!!!!!
Summary: I've had GPS from TomTom, Magellan and now Garmin. The Garmin, by far, is my favorite. Being voice actuated makes it easy to use while on the move. It's not necessary to be overly deliberate in giving instructions. Just speak naturally and it gets it right the first time nearly every time. It does not do well with addresses when you say each number individually. For example, with an address of say 4935, it doesn't do well if you say the numbers 4, 9, 3, 5.
Summary: The navigator has a lot of features, but the voice recognition feature works very poorly. I spent a lot of time (twice) with Garmin technical services. They were very nice but in the end they could not improve this feature. I do not have a speech nor an accent nor a speech impediment. When I tried to use this feature I would usually get a result that did not match my input. Additionally the Garmin would often provide a longer route to the destination.
Summary: When it comes to navigation, I prefer a stand alone unit versus a smartphone. I wanted the best for the money. This choice was easy. I was a Tom Tom guy for many years. Never disliked them, but wanted something sleeker and with better graphics. This Garmin is great. There are some inaccuracies in maps, but I presume this will be fixed over time with updates. Advantage Tom Tom with that. For other things there is no comparison.