Summary: This GPS is slow and has very delayed directions. Ended up getting us lost. I used my cell phone gps and it zipped right through flawlessly. Returned this and will keep using my cell phone from now on.
Summary: Got this unit out of box charged it up.Every time I shut it down it goes into default on power backup. Very inconvenient to use .It needs reintroduced to current location to navigate. Poor refurb job.Too busy to send unit back for refund!!!!
Summary: Like the annoying commercial that runs during the Christmas season, I gave myself this Garmin when an accident trashed my truck and took my built-in GPS with it. Not wanting a car note, I stayed within the insurance settlement budget to replace my vehicle. One of the things I would have to do without in the replacement was the built-in GPS. After the purchase, I still had a bit left in my budget, so decided on this Garmin.
Summary: So far I'm not happy with my "refurbished 52LM GPS. No instructions other than how to unpack it came with it and when I connect it, the screen lights up, but nothing else happens. I'm going to check on line to see if I can determine a possible solution as to "how to use it" then I'm returning it tomorrow if I have no success. I thought the Garmin brand was better than my "other brand" of GPS, as in more "user friendly", but so far I can't even use it! Wish me luck.
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. I returned my Garmin and bought a Tom tom.. Much better and clearer directions.