Summary: Garmin nüvi 670 4.3-Inch Widescreen Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator My nuvi 670 works beautifully in the USA but a nuvi 360 would work just as well for half the money. I purchased the 670 for a three-week vacation to England last summer. The 670 failed miserably. As soon as I received the 670, I ordered the free update CD with European maps and loaded them on my Garmin. I thought I was all set.
Summary: I'd always be hesitant to purchase expensive electronics knowing their price will go down soon, but finally, at the last minute, I pulled the trigger and purchased this Garmin 670 that arrived a day before leaving for Europe ! We were traveling with our elderly parents - better be in a relax mode rather than getting lost all the time. This is my first GPS.... first trip to Europe - no idea how this gadget works... no idea what Europe was like.
Summary: Bought the Nuvi 670 for a trip to Italy. We were going to rent a GPS navigation from the car rental company but they wanted over $200 for the two weeks. Bought the Nuvi 670 for the balance of features plus US and Europe maps. Upgraded for free the Europe maps prior to leaving. Read several reviews prior to purchasing and had some concerns about the mapping ability based on others reviews. The ease of use is great. Very straight forward and logical.
Summary: I used this garmin right out of the box for a cross country trip from Alabama to Wyoming and found it very useful. It allowed me to be aware of many museums and local restaurants along the way. Visiting some of these "finds" made the trip outstanding.
Summary: I recently bought this unit because it has maps for the US and Europe builtin. Since I was planning on using the unit in Europe this summer, that is a much cheaper option than having to buy the European (or US) maps separately. I used it a bit in the US, where it consistently gave me reasonable routes, although, as at least one person mentioned, it occasionally will tell you to get off an interstate, and then immediately tell you to get back on it.
Beware of cost of updates - opnly one free update offered
28 May 2008
Summary: I purhcased the nuvi 670 from Amazon several weeks ago and I was hapy with the unit until I checked to see if there were map updates avaialable from Garmin. Garmin's website stated that map updates were available for Europe and North America, but only one update was free. So I spent all this money on a International GPS unit only to end up with one map being out of date. When I received the unit it had a 2006 maps for Europe and 2008 maps fo North America.