This GPS drains battery life like a failed nuclear reactor.
28 August 2015
Summary: In less than a week, my Garmin nuvi 42LM already failed to hold a full charge. The battery would continue to deplete rapidly and at an unusual rate. First, I thought it was the display brightness that was draining the battery faster than normal so I turned the brightness down to 30%.
Summary: I hate this Garmin. Bought it for my 17 year old daughter last year for Christmas. Had problems from the beginning, called company, and have gone back and forth with them ever since and now of course way out of the warranty.
Excerpt: Purchase this unit for some friends visiting from France. Upon removing from the box I noticed that the unit was already outdated for maps and needed to be upgraded. After upgrading the unit took forever to find locations.i purchase this unit for some friends visiting from France.
Good for a Sunday drive, or to get you lost. Took me thru a farmers field today.
Annette R. Miller, Amazon
29 April 2015
Summary: Review by Stan. I bought this 2/2/15. Have been using it about 5 days a week since then- almost 3 months. This is my second Garmin Nuvi. The old one just died after several years, so I ordered and received this Nuvi on time, if not early. Very pleased with the shipper.
Summary: I bought this item last summer (about 8 months ago) I looked around quite a bit before I chose this one - it seemed to have good reviews and I have previously had a very good opinion of and trust in Garmin products. However this item really let me down.
Excerpt: Resistive touchscreen is one of the worse I have seen. No way to calibrate and keypad input characters do not work for about half the keys. Nearly impossible to enter address. Battery life is horrible - need to keep it plugged in to use.
Excerpt: I loved the display, graphics, split screen and audio. It worked great around town. I used it to go from Hamilton NJ to Camden NJ and it took me past the last exit on 295S and over the Ben Franklin Bridge.