Summary: This is without a doubt the best GPS I have purchased. The features are great and the voice command with remote is better than I expected. I work in property management and the maps are current and dependable, as long as I make sure to do the updates as I should which is not a problem since it comes with lifetime updates. VERY pleased. The remote fits nicely on my steering wheel and is not intrusive. I cannot say enough about how well this GPS works for me.
Summary: I brought this for my trip to Europe this June (northern Spain and southern France). What a disaster! The device just went blank on A64 on our way to Eugenie les Bains (I am glad it did not quit while we were driving in the Pyrenees). We ended up using my AT&T iPhone to guide us there. I looked up the manual (on my iPAD) trying to figure how to re-start.
Summary: I've had the Nuvi 850 for a couple years and could not be more pleased with it's performance. Contrary to another person's review, my 850 has never once taken me to the wrong place. But, you have to know how to set the preferences. You can set preferences to: Fastest route or Shortest route. If you have it set for Shortest route, it will take the back roads. Also, you need to look at the route it wants to take you on and decide if that's what you want to do.
Overall, I love this GPS and just bought a second 850 for my jeep.
1 June 2011
Summary: I drive a wrecker for a living and pick up 10-12 cars a day, My old faithful Garmin C550 was starting to act up, the touch screen was getting hard to operate and it would have mystery shut downs (over 100k miles logged on the trip meter), so I replaced it with the Nuvi 850. I have logged 28K miles on the trip meter and couldn't be happier with it.
Summary: When you choose a Garmin, you have chosen the best GPS. You can always rely on the fact that it will get you to your destination quickly and safely. The device is intuitive, however if you need to refer to the manual is well written.
Summary: My first Garmin served me very well but I was intrigued by the voice recognition feature of the 850. After almost two years of use, I would not be without it.. Nicknamed "Trixie" she never lets us down and saves all the anxiety associated with being Directionally Challenged. For first appointments, Mapquest gives me the time it will take to make the trip and leave the house 15 minutes prior to the appointment time. I have not been late since! A wonderful investment...
Summary: I am so thrilled I bought the Garmin Nuvi 850. It is hands free with the voice recognition feature. I did have to go online for the user manual to figure out how to set the voice recognition up. It is not in the quick start set up guide provided. I would recommend this product to anyone. Awesome!