Summary: I bought this from Amazon to replace a Magellan unit that was 5" diag. also a few months ago. The Magellan unit was horrible. This unit is big and clear with adjustable detail on the map. The Garmin unit has nice clear spoken directions that are announced well in advance of the turn.
Summary: The nuvi5000 works great. The thing that I'm not happy with is that it does not have an internal battery. After trying everything that I could think of to turn it on,when out of the cradle, I called garmin and was told about there being no internal battery.
Summary: Bought this model for larger screen and rear view hook camera up. The hook up to a Boyo camera was very difficult, as the Boyo plug in different from the female input on the nuvi. Eventually had to craft a plug.
Summary: For the price, it's a great unit --- tried it out over the Thanksgivivng holiday across 3 states. Lost the satellites once on I-95, and had to restart the unit, but it found the route already entered and continued on.
Summary: Bought this to replace a Lowrance...ooppss....bad choice - weak antennas in this Garmin series means plunking down $30 for an external antenna just to get a signal. No battery.....and now I am attempting my second map update in 2 years....and it says NOPE - not enough space on device.
Summary: My original went dead. Garmin doesn't make these anymore so finding one in this conditions for the price was awesome. I have this custom installed on my truck. I'm glad this was available. I didn't want to have to recustomize my truck for a different model. Thanks.
Display was so dim it could not be seen in daylight
P Patch, Amazon
22 March 2010
Summary: Nuvi came without any suction cup to attach it. The display even when turn up to 100% was NOT readable, it was so DIM that in day light hardly make out that the display was turned on.Which makes the unit completely useless for any driving application.
excellent product, but Mac computer interface needs refinement
22 March 2010
Summary: This being my first gps unit I cannot compare it to previous devices, but I can say that I love this unit and have been very pleased with the navigation and features. I have one big issue and one small issue to mention though: BIG ISSUE: Although I'm told I can use my Macintosh computer to update...