Summary: i went on a three week roadtrip. i updated the gps before i left. i did not like the gps. sometimes it would get the street names wrong. it does not know where there is construction. it would also make me do a huge circle instead of doing a u-turn even though i did not have avoid u-turns.
Summary: If you don't update the maps, this unit may work for you. But, part of buying a unit with Lifetime maps is updating maps. I downloaded Garmin Express to my Windows 7 system, made sure it was the latest version, and then plugged in my nuvi.
Summary: I have been a loyal Garmin customer for at least a decade or so and this is probably the 5th (and worst) Garmin unit that I have owned. My old 255w died and I was looking for a replacement. The unit basically gets me where I need to go. Battery dies fairly quickly (if not plugged in).
Summary: Bought a Garmin in 2008 and used it until it stopped working. Great unit. So, naturally when I was going on a trip out of state for business, I bought another Garmin. ( I do NOT have a smart phone) Paid extra for this one since it has the Alaska maps (I'm there alot), unfortunately, it was driving...
Was hoping for new maps - old unit still works but misdirects me - hope the replacement from Amazon works. Great service.
Ike Hansen, Amazon
25 December 2013
Summary: Could not activate the unit. Tried two computers and two different usb cables as per Garmin suggestions. I also tried to charge the unit in a vehicle for several hours in case the battery was down - no success.
It works great, now the the virus that was on it ...
12 May 2015
Summary: This gets one star. It works great, now the the virus that was on it wiped my father's computer. It cost him a hundred dollars to re-install his operating system and clean the virus off of his computer and this Garmin. Works fine now.
Summary: After 4 years of experience with Garmins, I would never recommend them to friends. Their calculation for fastest routes is wrong 95% of the time. All Garmins have a design fault that will almost always use the shortest route instead, even if fastest route is selected.