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.
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...
Summary: I needed a GPS for a trip into the middle of nowhere (where cell phones aren't reliable) so I bought this one... I live in a city and man oh man this was not accurate. I know my way around said city, but this Garmin didn't.
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.
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.
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.
Summary: Before I purchased this I was using the GPS on my cell phone. My cell phone GPS was just better One really nice feature in this model is lane assist. It really helps you know what lane to get into. That's probably the only feature that I have gotten excited about.
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.