Summary: Great little unit, worth the money. I took a trip from Anchorage, Alaska to WI and it was able to keep me posted about needed fuel stops in Canada. Very easy to use, I was able to easily change the settings from mph/kph and distance in Km while traveling thru Canada. I would recommend this unit if you are looking for a nice well made GPS for your vehicle.
Summary: It was going to be quite a bit to update my maps on my old Garwin. So I started to look for alternatives and this model had everything I wanted. We took it for this years vacation circling Lake Superior. In parts of Canada the population density is very low, and yet the maps knew every nook and cranny. After I read the manual, I was able to do everything that I was used to in the old Garmin. Just different menus and new ways to access the menus.
Summary: Our phone charges us insane data roaming in Canada, so it's useless as a GPS. This unit is not useless however, so it's indispensable when travelling in CA. We bought this unit to replace our Nuvi 650 because the battery on the latter died. I ordered a battery replacement kit for the Nuvi online, but Garmin products internally are extremely flimsy, so the unit did not survive disassembly.
I Swear At The British Lady Inside of This A Lot Less Than I Swore at The Lady Inside My Old GPS
13 June 2014
Summary: My wife sets our GPS to be a mellow British lady's voice in order to calm my intense road rage. But the lady in the TomTom I used to have would instruct me to make so many misguided turns I would continuously curse her like a drunken pirate. But the lady in this Garmin seems knowledgable and has yet to give me moronic directions. So I swear at her less. Her boot-up time is wicked short too, greatly appreciated.
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: 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: 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.