Conclusion: If you’re looking for an easy-to-use GPS that is literally plug-and-play, the nuvi 350 should be high on your list. Having never sampled a Garmin product before we were very impressed by how easy it was to get up and running. The UI is very easy to navigate, the unit is extremely responsive, and it was truly a pleasure to have it guide us all over town.
Pros: Easy-to-use; very responsive and fast; lots of add-ons available
Excerpt: The Garmin nuvi 350 GPS is a great gas and time saver. I purchased the nuvi 350 for the very affordable price of $198. This is about $400 cheaper than the price it sold for a few years ago. As advertised it is about the size of a deck of cards and weighs 5.1-ounces. The Garmin nuvi 350 GPS can be mounted in the car or carried around in its included pouch. It easily slips into a pocket, handbag or briefcase.
Excerpt: The nuvi 350 didn't start out as a budget friendly GPS; when Garmin first introduced the nuvi 350 it retailed for almost $1,000. Just 12 months later, the same sleek, compact, high-performance GPS is selling for as little as $369 (and dropping every month). The sub-$400 GPS market is an ultra-competitive price zone, pitting the nuvi 350 squarely against the TomTom ONE XL and Magellan's Maestro units.
Excerpt: I am an accountant for a major clothing company in New York City, but I currently live in NJ. I drive my car to a stop and park parking lot, take a train over to NY, and then take the subway to my office. One week, there were traffic jams every morning, and I was late to a meeting in a new office building because I didnâ€™t know where the building was.
Excerpt: Garmin launched the Garmin nuvi last year and broke into small handheld smart GPS devices that marked a bold move to add features that are not commonly found, targeting business travelers. With included MP3 player and the ability to play audiobooks downloaded from Audible.com, it may just help you pass the hours in the airport too. , Businessweek recently called it the Easiest, Smartest GPS yet in a review.
Excerpt: The Garmin nuvi 350 has proven to be an incredibly popular touch-screen GPS navigator. Garmin bills the nuvi as a “a Personal Travel Assistant™ that combines a GPS navigator, language translator and travel guide capability, an MP3 player, an audio book player, a currency and measurement converter, a world clock, and a digital photo organizer.” The nuvi has the newest generation of GPS chipsets, the SiRFSTAR III , resulting in fast satellite lock and improved reception.
Excerpt: There are numerous portable GPS devices on the market these days – from makers like Garmin, Magellan, TomTom, Lowrance, Uniden, and others – with some models now priced under $200.00! This is a far cry from introductory prices that were 10-times that amount only a few years ago, and also much less than factory systems built into new vehicles. Those units can cost over $3,000.
Excerpt: El Nüvi 350 tiene 700 MB de memoria interna y cuenta con mapas detallados de toda Europa ( City Navigator Europe v. 8), rutas automáticas, pantalla táctil, guía por voz giro a giro y ranura para tarjeta SD, como principales características. Además, al ser compatible con el sistema de información de Tráfico, nos llevará por la ruta menos congestionada y evitaremos los posibles atascos. No menos útil es la posibilidad de incluirle el listado de Radares de Tráfico.