Summary: I used this product while travelling on vacation. It worked great and was an absolute necessity for areas that I was not familiar with. The battery life was a bit disappointing as I had to keep connecting the charger toward the end of my trips. As I used it on vacation, I wish there was a custom storage case to pack the unit as well as the accessories when travelling. If I had to get another unit in the future, I would get the larger screen units for ease of use.
Summary: Works quite well. Only issue is the instruction might say take highway X North when the exit says Highway x North and South. When you are on the exit ramp it will tell you to take Highway x south which means you have to change lanes quickly.
Summary: Don't know what we would have done without Garmin, having lived in five states and 13 houses, not to mention the road trips we have taken for pleasure. We got this one for our new (used) car and are retiring our oldest one, because AT LAST we are entitled to lifetime free map updates. The oldest got a $100 map update; the next one got a $50 map update. This one should at least hold us until they drop its tech support.
Summary: This is my 4th Garmin. They get better with every new product release. I have had one stolen and lost another. The one feature that is missing on the new units is the security code. The older units could be set up so you had to enter a 4 digits password to use the unit. They don't offer that feature anymore. I liked that feature and wish they would put it on all units that is why it gets 4 stars.
Summary: This replaced a pretty old model Garmin GPS and I know wish I had not waited so long to move up! This GPS is very easy to use and fit perfectly with the dashboard base we already had. I like the new (to me) feature that shows upcoming turning lane sets and which "arrows" are the correct lanes to be in. This is a very good basic GPS.
Summary: Used the gps successfully in a city unknown to me. I found the easy to set up and understand operating procedures. The touch screen sensitivity needs work. I found the icons at the bottom of the screen difficult requiring several attempts to activate due to the plastic frame around the unit. However aside from this problem the unit performed well giving accurate information.
Summary: I am very satisified with the Garmin Nuvi 44LM. After reviewing some of the reviews of the newer models, I decided to purchase this one. I did not want the hassel of the advertisements on the live traffic reports, and some of the newer features that just makes things more complicated. This is easy, quick and accurate.