Summary: . . ., but not by much. Luckily, I bought the product from Wal-Mart. I've returned the Garmin and my Tom Tom 1435 TM has, according to FEDX tracking, arrived at their Site-store location . . . I'm a previous owner of a Tom Tom GPS, and perhaps that has something to do with my dissatisfaction with the Garmin.
Summary: Screen is too dark and difficult to read on sunny days. Maps are not up to date. Not sure when they were installed, but clearly the unit does not have latest points of interest in its inventory.
Summary: Thought i would be able to punch in a city and it would take best route. It requires an address I don't always have. I have put in coordinates and it said no match. I know it should be there because I was using a book to tell me where the place was. Points of interest should have included historic sites. Motels choices usually told me what was behind me or the opposite direction I was going. Gas stations settings were good. Using just the map was sometimes helpful.
Excerpt: This Garmin is directionally challenged. I don't know why, but this one has a hard time figuring out which road I am on; it frequently thinks I'm driving on a road parallel to the one where I am actually located, and it will take it several blocks or a few turns to figure out that I am not where it thinks I am.
Summary: I never had a GPS before. So what I didn't like about this Garmin it didn't have instructions on how to use the Garmin. I had to look on one of their web sites to even get the instructions. The my download didn't even complete so I had no instructions for the Garmin. It seems to me that Garmin could of at least had given some instructions to start using the Garmin. So if you do not have a computer to download items, your out of luck.
Excerpt: This was a replacement for another Garmin that just never located satellites anymore. It was about the same price but was missing features. There is no current time displayed, and most important it does not show if there were traffic delays ahead. I never realized how important that feature was, especially on highways : ( Some other minor features were missing as well. Guess I will just live with it for now.
Excerpt: Purchased for lifetime map updates... went to Florida and our old one only had maps to 2011, and I didn't want to get lost.Pro's: Similar to our old Garmin, like the fact it does always say "recalculating" when you miss a turn... that gets annoying on my old one.Cons: Some directions were wrong. Three times it took me to a place that didn't exist, even though the address was correct. Guy in Florida said that's normal down there with GPS Did it in PA also...
Excerpt: I went for an upgrade from the Garmin Nuvi 1300 which had inexplicably gone haywire after about 4-5 years. It was continuously cutting out on me during routes and leaving me stranded during freeway interchanges. They wanted me to download and update more maps for essentially the same price as the original unit. Overall though the first 3-4 years of service was exceptionally helpful, and the male voice was not disturbing.
Excerpt: I returned this product because it does not give the proper directions. I set this unit to 2 different locations. On the first location I went to it took me to a complete different street which was about a block away from the address I had entered in it. On the 2nd address, it took me to the street the location was on and then completely stopped giving directions to the location on that street.
Excerpt: We already have 2 Tom Tom's and was trying to buy another for my daughter for graduation but Staples only had Garmin in stock they no longer carry Tom Tom which was very disapointing. But I figured I get it since I needed it for her right away.