Can't set it to take interstates before back highways
Amazon Customer, Amazon
26 April 2014
Summary: Love this GPS! It took us from Ogden UT to Key West FL without a problem. But it will select highways with stop lights even if the interstate goes the some place sometimes. There is no way to change that. That is why I give it 4 stars.
Past Owner of many Magellan GPS's buys first Garmin and Loves it!!
26 April 2014
Summary: i've owned nothing but magellan before (lots of them) so this is my first garmin. i had reservations about buying a garmin because i was used to the magellan os/interface. but i've used this for a couple of weeks and am getting used to it and think that i will like significantly better once i get used to it. the unit feels quality and set up was a breeze.
Summary: I bought this to replace an old Garmin Nuvi I have. I almost didn't buy this because I use waze on my Android phone and why did I need this? But I thought I would try it. It has a huge screen, it turns on and acquires satellites quickly, and it searches for places (food, gas, cities) really fast. It also allows you to indicate stretches of road to avoid so that if you know some area is always bad, you can enter that and it remembers to route you around it.
Summary: I obtained my nuvi 3597 via my company's reward program, so I didn't buy it from Amazon. However, since it's the same model, I know there's been many instances with connection issues with this model and a Windows 8 computer to be able to register and update maps, etc. I can offer some advice here for people that may be having a bit of an issue connecting.
Summary: The 3597 is an excellent GPS. Large, bright screen, lots of features, easy to enter addresses, sleek-looking, accurate directions. The magnetic connection to the base feels solid, but has popped loose a couple of times when adjusting the viewing angle of the device on the Portable Friction Mount. The initial problem was with the software.
Pros: Excellent GPS, as described above.
Cons: Initial set-up problems, which took 3 tech support staff to figure out.
Summary: Sure they are expensive but also look and feel expensive and still half the price of getting inbuilt navis. Another reason we got two the same is because we swap cars in the family quite often and having the same one means we do not have to relearn. The magnetic attachment feature is a godsend. If I could improve the interface it would be that it should allow me enter a postcode before I select a street if I want to do that.
Summary: Everything I expected. Only gripe is the voice command feature. "Find address" function just doesn't comprehend my commands 1/2 the time. You might as well pull over and enter it manually. Other than this annoyance I'm glad I ordered this. Shipped quickly too!