Summary: I like all the features it has. Many of them I won't even use. I had occassion to use a Garmin Nuvi255W a while back & found it to be a lot louder than this one. Even at full volume I have to strain to hear the voice commands and I don't dare have a radio on or I'll miss them.
Summary: Let me preface this by saying I'm not new to GPS, and have used an old reliable Garmin GPS-V on long road trips for several years with excellent results. Being "early" technology from Garmin, my good 'ol GPS-V suffered from some drawbacks such as slow RS-232 data transfer (no USB), small monochrome...
Summary: The pros and cons of this Garmin 650 model have been well spelled out in other reviews. The following has been our experience with the unit so far: Neither the "Quick Reference Guide" nor the online manual explain details about charging the unit.
Summary: I've had the 650 for over a month, it works right out of the box, navigation seems to be accurate. Here're some features that needed improvement: 1. slow in picking up sat signal 2. interface is on the weak side, the menu items are not very intuitive, e.g.
Summary: This will be used all over the country as I travel for a living. I know I will never ever get lost while using this system, yet I may not be getting there the best and fastest way possable. Just using around my home town.
Summary: The unit was defective when received. The MP3 and Audio Book player would not operate. I had to return the product. I have not received the unit back from Garmin but they were very responsive and did not charge for shipping. I feel they will ensure I am OK, customer service was great.
Summary: I bought my first GPS-Garmin 650 this thanksgiving. I am using it for almost a week now. Here are my first impressions. Good 1. Text to speech. GPS speaks street names in a natural voice. No need to keep looking at the screen. 2. Bright screen.
Summary: Had this GPS exactly one month, so I'm still learning about it. However, it's an extremely convenient, easy-to-see, great sized navigation tool. Can easily fit in a jacket pocket to take with me anywhere. I find it helpful just about every time I use it, and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
POI db is way out of date and where is the routing planner
7 July 2007
Summary: I just bought this Nuvi 650 based on all the positive reviews from the GPS sites. Decided to plan a long trip with it and guess what? You can only put 1 way point in the route? 500 way points is a little misleading. 500 favorites are more like it.
Summary: I have been in the market for an automotive GPS for a year or so. I have an old Garmin handheld unit that has been fantastic with many useful features. I put off buying an automotive GPS because the manufacturers are so obsessed with the dainty little 3.5 inch displays.