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. Called Garmin and they verified the maps were up to date and even tried mapping from my house to work which showed them errors also.
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.
Their software has serious issues. The software cannot detect device. Their website does not let you send support tickets
MarcoF "Marco", Amazon
11 March 2014
Summary: I am an IT expert. I know a lot about computers. But Garmin software and their update process sucks. Their support pages do not let you send support tickets. You pay for the lifetime updates but it does not let you update. It is annoying. I have spent at least half day to find a solution but I could not solve my problem. Good luck!
Summary: I purchased this GPS at a higher price because the product description states that the GPS is back up camera compatible, AND back up camera INCLUDED. There was NO back up camera. This will be the second GPS returned for inaccurate product description.
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. NOPE, you must buy a ONE-TIME non-updatable North American map for $90, losing the lifetime maps feature that is important to keep updated on highway ramp changes etc.
Summary: If you owned a Tom Tom and decided to buy the new Garmin nuvi 52LM because all the reviews say its the best this year. Don't believe it.I just got back from Minnesota and my Garmin I just bought is terrible on address. Northern Minn. on hi-way 200 the address are a 1/4 mile long. Addresses in Mn. that were on left, Garmin stated on right 80% of time. It also happened in California. And I got home I had to go to Phoenix.
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. No offer of replacement or real time trouble shooting.
Summary: I've had several Garmins through the years. Unfortunately this one just didn't work. It frequently recalculated and led me to streets that didn't exist. I guess you're bound to find one that is broken from the get go. I still will buy Garmin products in the future.