Excerpt: I was in a new neighborhood. The direction was to proceed to the 55 freeway. I had no idea where the 55 freeway was from where I was. Another time I was in an unfamiliar neighborhood and the direction was proceed to Chapman Ave. I had no idea where Chapman was or how to get there.
Summary: Garmin seemed to work fine. Registered, bought extended warranty, bought charger bundle, bought portable friction mount... Downloaded the most up to date maps and found out the road I live on is mis-numbered. The route I take straight to work was not the maps choice by miles.
Summary: The only way the product can be registered or updated is via the Garmin Express software, yet when launching the software it finds the device and reports that it is not compatible with the device.
Summary: if you buy the wrong map set, or decide you want to add a map in future (in my case I wanted Canada), you have to pay almost the full cost of the unit, just for a ONE TIME map. For example, I bought the Lifetime Maps - US version by accident. I assumed I could just download Canada.
Summary: Having bought this from Halfords yesterday I was pleased on the way home that, having taken it out of the box it was almost fully charged. As I was the passenger I programmed it to take us home. Everything seemed to be fine...
Summary: Two months in and dead. Unit will not boot. Customer service is not helpful. They send you emails saying try this. When you respond with a the result they send you another email saying then try this instead. I have done that three times now. Each with a day lag in between.