Summary: I bought this GPS for my daughter 3 months ago for her move to San Francisco. It worked fine for the first month, and now it doesn't work at all. Passed the 30 day return policy, so I'm out all that money. Not too happy.
Summary: It could not find JFK International Airport. It could not find my street address. The timing on the Voice Commands feels like they are really off. When I first turned it on, It thought it was in Chicago, Illinois. Back to Walmart it goes!!!
Summary: I purchased this item to help me navigate and learn the roads of a new city I relocated to. I've had the 42LM for about 2 1/2 months and I'm not only disappointed, but annoyed. Here's why: 1. Acquiring satellites (the unit attempts to locate you).
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 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: 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.