"BACK FOR REPAIR"on by not2worry
Pros Slim Design
Cons Unit always hot
On/Off Button too integrated and slim to access
First time downloading maps unit was not recognized by computer. After 2 hours with Garmin tech am sending back for REPAIR!
Summary Bought this Garmin after having one stolen. Thought the upgraded Nuvi would be better. Liked the slim line design and new screen.
Unit unpredictably comes on while driving a route with "Give a Command"! Nothing like losing your screen/route in the middle of traffic or worse approaching an exit.
Takes longer to catch satillite signals than my previous Nuvi.
Don't know if I'd spend the extra cash for all the supposed features that don't seem to be dependable.
"Don't do it!!!"on by str8cruzan
Pros Nothing - The product does not work
Cons GARMIN says "We have seen devices have problems when multiple cityXplorer maps are enabled at the same time. Please disable everything except CN North America NT 2011.30 all TrafficTrends North America 3.01 and CN North America NT 2011.30 3D."
Summary You have been warned!
Pros - Ultra crisp display
- Volume is easily the loudest I've ever had
- Voice commands
- Landscape or Portrait orientation!
- ecoRoute HD
Cons - the Trip Log (Breadcrumb trail) occasionally doesn't show up, and I have to power the unit off and back on again to get it to show up. (Also note: For the Trip Log to appear, you have to zoom in almost all the way.)
Summary Overall, this is by far the best GPS I've ever owned, although, its also the most expensive GPS I've ever owned. I'm looking forward to getting the ecoRoute HD accessory, which allows you to get many additional diagnostic features displayed on the GPS, including obtaining the code when your "Check Engine" light comes on. It will even allow me to simply reset the light (turn it off) in the event the code reveals that its simply a gas cap issue! That's way cool! Plus all the other information you can get, such as Intake Manifold pressure, coolant temperature, engine load, and timing advance, and of course, engine RPM, but you more than likely have a tachometer already. Only problem is, so far, I'm not able to find one at ANY of the retailers Garmin's website states should have them. In fact, none of them even KNOW what an ecoRoute HD is!!! Come on Garmin! If you're going to publish a list of retailers who carry this product, please educate them about the product and make sure they HAVE IT first!!!!
Pros Very light, very slim, very good looking.
Large bright screen, very responsive.
Cons Routing on interchanges is not always efficient.
Bluetooth is a joke.
Battery life is low.
Vice commands not always reliable.
Summary I got this unit as my first GPS because of its slim design and light weight.
The unit is pretty much self-explanatory, as I believe a GPS should be.
Good feature set.
Autonomy on battery is low, 2 hours max.
Routing is not always efficient, especially on interchanges where the unit usually takes the rightmost lane, even if no change of highway is required.
Bluetooth is a joke. The unit drops bluetooth connection to my various phones regularly, audio quality is a disaster and incoming calls sound mangled.
Talked to garmin support abi-out the BT problem and got the standard "wait for a firmware upgrade" answer.
Pros nice screen and graphics, beautifully styled
Cons Virtually unusable voice recognition while driving!!!! I just received this today and I'm returning it tomorrow!! Utterly useless and frustrating.
Summary One of the most expensive GPS on the market and you're more likely to have an accident out of frustration using voice recognition than you would be inputting addresses manually... a HUGE disappoint ment from Garmin.