Pros -Really does a nice job of routing to destinations.
-Provides access to POIs when not within reach of a cell tower, although sometimes not accurate.
Cons -POIs not real-time as are those on cellphones.
-Must update manually to make sure POIs are accurate and up-to-date.
-Traffic info only available in major urban locations, not along interstate routes.
Summary Use for GPS, but don't count on the other features much.
Pros Works with out line of sight of sky ( with in reason ) , hands free great ,bluetooth , free life time map update and live traffic
Cons mine broke on the 7th day however had no trouble getting new replacement not to mention Garmin went ABOVE & BEYOND to make up for the one that quit and gave me a free 100$ accessory for it as it was an inconvenience on my vacation thanks again
Summary Yea very happy with it , cant expect a 200$ gadget to do every single thing perfectly or have every address in the country which so far i had no issues with as other people do and it found some middle off nowhere places in 3 different states so far (CA,OR,WA ) OFF ROAD ADDRESSES LOL , not to mention it has most of the options of the 400$ model and to TOP it off it's a GARMIN so support , parts, fix's aren't going anywhere I'm a happy costumer even tho it quit on me and Garmin made it better on the firs call thats service, some other companies could learn a thing or two from Garmin, new one no problems so far Great !!! O yea in cons i put that it quit on me in 7 days well my opinion on that matter is that in every model of every mass produced product of any manufacture , car ,TV,comp, or any thing else there is some bad units were it makes a difference in my opinion is how you get treated and what happens later when there is a problem and Garmin will make sure there is a solution been with GARMIN for many years IN MY CAR IN MY BOAT AND ITS A GOOD LASTING PRODUCT THANX
"Failed every time."on by cneroc
Pros Clear screen.
Cons Sometimes voice didn't work. No chime at turn. Often instructions came after a street or turn was already passed. Inaccurate routing.
Mis-pronunciated names hard to dicipher. Not user-friendly.
Summary I was disappointed from the first trip. It was 206 miles on a familiar route. At 50 miles we were instructed to exit the freeway, drive 23 miles, and re-enter the freeway. This would put us about 15 miles into the ocean. Later, the car icon drove out of the screen and the map froze. I had to keep moving it around to find out where we were. Then because we weren't following its erroneous directions, it kept telling us to turn right or left at the next road in an apparent attempt to get us to turn around,even when we were on the right road. On the second trip, it took us in a 4-mile circle around our destination, which was half a block off a main road. On the third trip we were directed to a dead end 3 miles in the opposite direction from our destination, which was located on a main road. Its fourth trip was back to the store.
No matter how many features a GPS offers, if it can't get you to your destination, it is worthless.
Pros Good Bluetooth connectivity, no issues synchronising phone address book and limited option voice command worked quite well.
Cons Traffic update didn't work, I updated map,didnt show correct address.Worst come, while driving on single lane City Street (not on bridge), Garmin was hovering me over far off parallel running 4 lane freeway and was guiding me through accordingly.
Summary I have used different GPS before (Including free GPS provided by Sumsung Galxay) and I have found all of them more reliable then Garmin.
Pros Screen is very clear. The prompts are always clearly spoken and the split screen is most helpful when entering two sets of lanes.
It is the very best GPS I have ever used.
Perhaps the other review had a bad unit.
Cons None so far
Summary I really like the 5" screen and the split screen views. Also, when needed, you can speak to the GPS and it will respond. It is a very nice feature. It does have to "learn" the way you talk and will take a little time to set it up properly. You do have to get into the menu screens and set up what type of route you need, to either by-pass toll roads, highways or off road. When you download a custom route to your Garmin you have to tweek it a little and then you can actually drive your route on the screen to see if it is what you wanted. All in all a very good unit well worth the $199. You can also find re-furbished units on Ebay for $149 or so. These vendors buy them directly from Garmin and they are Manufacturer Reconditioned and have a one year warrenty.
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