Summary: Direction algorithm in this GPS is atrocious. Needed to catch a flight & return a rental car in JFK in 4 hours from Newark. Against all logic, this GPS takes me through Lincoln Tunnel and Time Square at closing time on a week day.
Summary: Don"t wast your money. I purchased this unit about 1 1/2 years ago and have used it a fair amount. I purchased the one that included the lifetime maps. Well, about a year ago as i was updating and update via the lifetime maps.
Summary: Ordered it online and it was shipped to store. Picked it up without checking the box. When I got it home I noticed that the box had been opened before. The garmin was loose in the box. Tried to use it anyway but the thing was lost. Couldn't find anything. It had obviously been returned before.
Summary: We were going to a frequently visited local spot and decided to try out the Garmin 40LM GPS. We were travelling on a local road and know directions well (50 yrs) and Garmin said to turn right on route 417 west.
Summary: I was a TomTom user for a number of years, so am familiar with GPS usage. This one has, on at least four occassions, sent me in totally wrong, without question, directions in the 8-10 times I have used it after recent purchase.
Summary: Pros... well I like the picture in picture screen that shows you what the exit looks like is cool. Cons - product unreliable. Product keeps resetting itself and re asking to hit the agree button. Some days it happens once on the drive home, some days 5 times.
Summary: Note: 2012 Garmin 40LM Would give nonsense directions on 3of 5 times using it. Once it told me go .2 miles "off Road" when I was on route 322. It told me after a few hundred feet to do a "U Turn" which I did.
Summary: I am a livery driver - this is my third Garmin (they only last about a year!). I hate it....it gives directions that send me all over the place to get from one point to a short distance away. Also doesn't say "recalculating" so I know I've taken a wrong turn. I brought it back!