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: 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.
We've used it on several road trips - Maps GREAT, need something else for Traffic (bummer)
16 February 2014
Summary: I bought this for my husband for Christmas. I have a built in GPS in my Honda CRV that I use daily, but when we take his truck we did not have a GPS unit. This was a daily deal thru Amazon. I purchased it and we are both VERY happy with the unit itself. Crystal clear images, light weight/slim design, ease of use and ability to customize it are great. What is not so great is to use the traffic feature, we need another 'tool' or something.
Summary: A significant upgrade from my previous GPS. Terrific features. Very clear and crisp display, particularly at night, and sound is much better, more distinct. Search functions operate a little differently from my old GPS but well worth learning. Traffic alerts have been spot on and very helpful. A great purchase, very pleased overall.