Summary: I just ordered this week another Gamin GPS system as this one needs to be updated for N. American maps which costs $99. The new Garmins are priced from $99 upwards. The unit worked with no problems over the years. Few complaints. When turning on some times it takes a min. to 5-10 min. to get the Satellite connection. If you are looking to get a basic unit with voice directions this would be great. After about a year it kept asking me to update it's maps.
Summary: I have one already but the idea of being without one makes me uncomfortable. I purchased another as a backup and for my second vehicle. The Nuvi 650 has been discontinued, newer models are out - but I have had good enough experience with mine to have another of the same.
Summary: Great product. works well so far...only had it a couple of days. it does keep saying my house on the wrong side of the street which seems to be the only problem so far...Recommended to friends.
Summary: Bought this model approx. 1yr ago for my wife who drives everyday for her job. It worked fine until it hit the one year old mark. Now the screen does not recognize any touches. Recalibrating does not work either. Given Garmin's repair rate for this unit is about $95, we will be buying another unit, just not a Garmin! Update!!! : Called Garmin again and they agreed to ship a replacement unit for free.
Summary: I absolutely love this product. This is the first gps that I've ever owned, and it has simply been extremely useful in navigating from place to place. I used to have to look up maps on google anytime I went anywhere. Now I just plug in the address, or even just the name of the place I want to find, and go. There are a few negative things that I would point out, though. First, it often does not take you the most direct route.
Summary: This is a great GPS for people like me who's in the transportation business. It work great even in San Francisco with all the tall buildings around. The only thing lacking is the option to avoid certain streets or highways not like the Tomtom. Overall is a good gadget to have.
Summary: I think a GPS is the one indispensable item no one should do without. The problem I have with this GPS and as far as I know all GPS's is that you can't program them to stay mainly with highways. I find myself on local streets with so many lights or worst, terrible neighborhoods that you would like to avoid.