Summary: The unit functioned okay for 2 1/2 years of low use until the touch screen stopped working. There is a forum on Amazon where dozens of users have had the same problem and Garmin won't fix the units even though there appears to be a serious defect. Another problem was that the longer I had the unit, the longer it would take to acquire satellites. I'm now shopping for a new unit and won't give Garmin my business again.
Device cuts off on it's own, lost destination info.
8 December 2010
Summary: Product did not operate properly. Bought as a gift and was embarrassed that it created a problem the first time it was used for a road trip, and there after. So I just wasted my money on this purchase.
Summary: I have had my Nuvi650 for 3 years. Overall, i liked it. Naturally, the maps get old. I purchased an update for 69.99 on August 1st. One month later and about 15 hours of work, I still can't download the maps. Average wait time for customer service is about 30 minutes. The reps are nice, but they don't know what they are talking about. I have followed their instructions to the letter, but it still doesn't work.
Summary: The GPS has worked extremely well for me since purchasing it in June 2008. Recently the battery will not hold a recharge. I followed Garmin advice and completely discharged the device and recharged it. The new charge lasted for about 5 minutes. I was then advised to send the GPS in for a battery replacement for $99. I would have expected a battery to last longer that 21 months.
Summary: It has two defects: It does not show the speed limit on different roads, and it does show graphically which way to turn on next (left arrow or right arrow). Both were very important to me so I had to buy another GPS (TomTom) to cover these needs and even it was cheaper.
Summary: 7-8 months after purchasing this item from Amazon I started noticing the touch-screen was not responsive after a few hours of usage. After a bit over a year the screen stopped working all together. I have tried every Garmin forum under the sun for a fix, no luck. So here I am stuck with a product 13-14 months old that does not work and no warranty. I would not recommend this product.
Summary: I bought the nuvi 650 for a vacation in Orlando Florida,but I can't use it. The nuvi 650 didn't show me the road when I enter and address,it said Map block and a lot of things more. In Orlando I bring it to a Electronic Store and they said I have to download the Map and is more Expensive than if you bought another model with the Map included.
Summary: After reading SO many good reviews about this product, I decided to buy it and see if it lived up to the hype and planned on returning my Magellan 4040 if it did, in fact, meet my expectations. Let me say that it fell drastically short. One of the main reasons I purchased this unit was because the maps looked incredibly easy to read. I usually wear sunglasses while I'm driving so I needed a bright, clear GPS to read.
Summary: First of all I'd like to start this review by saying that I got this as a replacement for my TomTom One XL. I was very happy with my TomTom, the reason I needed the Nuvi was for the Mount with integrated cables and the mount design itself. This is the only system that worked in my car in the space I wanted it in. Yes, Garmin has by far the best and the most convenient mount.