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# Username GPS model Pros Cons Rating
101 Garmin 3790T 3D maps is an added benefit when traveling in new areas to orient yourself. Junction view is also nice to minimize confusion on road trips. Sometimes seems like a slow processor that lags on map loading and route calculating.
7
102 peterfdavies Garmin Can use non-standard maps. Ignorant tech support (could not diagnose common problem of GPS booting to Connected to Computer when using non-standard car charger) & high cost of replacing damaged Traffic Receiver cable. Expected to pay full life-time subscription for replacement cable. 8
103 ac.miroslav Garmin CPT14 - Fiat Freemont Good coverage, speed alert, possible to upload POI no speed cameras, low voice level  
104 brett.druss Garmin Nuvi 200 Very reliable, low profile, great screen quality Cable is thick for device size, route recalculation could be quicker 7
105 brooklynmurk Garmin 3597 Amazing technology in a small package. Very versatile. Easy to use and navigate. Even though its a great unit that you´ll enjoy using I´m not sure its worth the hefty asking price over less spendy garmin models so look for a deal before buying. 8
106 antojohn Garmin Colorado Portable and does its job. No voice instructions. Small screen. 5
107 rosrod Garmin Nuvi 2455LMT Lots of features, good sound, good value. I like the unit but I am disappointed with the keyboard performance. It takes hours to write a address because it prints the closest character but not to the intended one. I have to hit any key several times before it reacts. 4
108 grahamcol Garmin 660 Ideal for motorcycle although a little expensive Software and updates a pain, nothing works first time and need workarounds 6
109 richard.cross Garmin Nuvi 3598 Lovely clear screen, lots of features, nice magnetic mount for windscreen. Feels and looks like a quality product. Pretty fast doing onscreen updates/ recalculations A very troublesome initial setup as Base Maps were missing from device. Also, its almost mandatory to buy an additional SD card for it to work. 7
110 bijday Garmin Nuvi2797 Large easy to read screen Safety Camera warnings only appear when traveling in same direction as camera, no other warnings given 6
111 nick_apostolopoulos Garmin Nuvi 3597 lmt LMT Really good device
quite fast
excellent mounting
If you overload the map with info might get a little bit slower 8
112 philip664haworth Garmin GPS 2820 Great GPS - Easy to Use and quick to calculate. It's waterproof so great on my Motorbike Doesn't have an internal battery 9
113 79aliabbas Garmin/ nuvi2595LM Fast response when using the interface Beeps to late when a camera or when there is a traffic jam. Sometimes it feels as if it has a mind of its own. 6
114 colin-GPS4 Garmin Nuvi 1490 Sensitive, bright display good in daylight adequate sound, came with free map updates, latest update improves Canadian speed info Touch screen not always sensitive, needs more option to control POI behavior, not enough favourites these could go on SD card, maps still need work they still think local cart tracks are paved roads. 7
115 acrisafulli334040 garmin2595 Great device came from 2460 although some things are missing like free red light camera and speed camera also missing is the adjustment of posted speed limit.
however unit is faster and clearer as far as voice and redraw and sats.
No free red light camera, no eco rout without dongle no speed limit edit 7
116 rvandigg Garmin Zumo 390lm Upgrade from Strike Genius. so far very impressed; Large screen, responsive, good Bluetooth capabilities; lots of features pricey; no traffic cable 7
117 doug-GPS4 Garmin Nuvi 7000 A 4.3 older model now but works exceptionally well. Sometimes a little slow to grab satellites 6
118 islocum garmin 2597 strong signal reception, search a great idea, lots POI, voice command, eazy to use Doesn't transfer contact phone name list - numbers only, hands free not loud enough 6
119 rambler358 Garmin Zumo 390lm Lifetime maps including Mexico, optional tire pressure monitoring and traffic, glove friendly touchscreen, 7 hour battery life. Non-removable battery, motorcycle mount only comes with a hard-wire cable connection. No RAM option for auto mount, traffic cable can't be used with motorcycle mount. 6
120 serge.rakotomanandray Garmin 3590 LMT Big and luminous screen Personnal POI icons appear very small. 5
121 john.blandford4 Garmin nuvi 3597 Upgraded from old nuvi 1490, so following are what I'm impressed by.
Lightweight and thin / 5 inch screen / Capacitive screen much more responsive than old resistive / Bluetooth / Traffic sensor included in package (old model had to purchase separately).
Bluetooth speaker phone a bit flakey if any road noise. 7
122 ipap-GPS Garmin2595-TomtomAndroid This 3rd Garmin GPs, Had StreetPilot 530, Nuvi680 . Very fast startup (warm/cold). Very accurate navigation, Voice Commands are great feature that is a necessity with demnrit points tickets these days. Sound is loud and automatically bumps up with noise. Easy mount, Mini-USB connector. SD card slot. If purchased from Costco, comes with dashboard base. Bluetooth profile is for phones only, could not pair with Car audio system. Smartlink SW Android must turn the GPS sensor on my cellphone which drains the battery and defeat the purpose of standalone GPS. I could have stick with my Tomtom Android on the phone. traffic cable is extra. Does not play MPS, does not have audio jack, if speaker dies, good luck. 7
123 maxyefremov Garmin 3590 5″ capacitive multi-touch screen
Strong customization options
Powered mount
Exit services
Lifetime map updates included
Lifetime traffic (ad free)
HD traffic reception seems to have improved since initially released on the 3490LMT
POIs can be displayed on the map
Offers several choices of routes
Excellent voice command performance
Extensive junction view and lane assist coverage
Advanced detours allow you to exclude roads from active route
Custom avoidances allow you to exclude roads or areas from all routes
Not as thin as the nuvi 3490LMT Bluetooth sound quality not as good as on the nuvi 2×95 series; slow to connect 8
124 lyndon.teoh Garmin 3790 Nice, small and fast bluetooth is not very clear 8
125 mdemeyer Garmin Nuvi 1300 All aspects are very good. After 1 year of use, the battery only lasts 20 minutes then flat. 7
126 joeffr Garmin Nuvi660 Rock solid, plenty of options. Love blue tooth, FM connection. Limited internal memory. 9
127 maco_0074 Garmin Nuvi 52LM Great Price, User Friendly. Safety Cameras and Fixed Cameras locations aren't good. 6
128 donar_2006 Garmin Nuvi 50 Has slot for sd card to load all US maps. Works fine. Voices are abundant as is vehicle selection. Uploads are easy and available Two problems with this unit. First, is that the touch screen tends to be somewhat non-responsive; second, this unit does not have live traffic updates built into it 5
129 nickelz34 Garmin Nuvi 50LM Seems fast and accurate Wish it had bluetooth 7
130 desduncan4 Garmin nuvi 1450 OK i guess, like always you get what you pay for & i paid for a cheapish SAT NAV with lifetime map updates, so i cannot expect a full range of top end features on a budget device, that said it is the best device I have had yet, probably not saying much as it's only my second SAT NAV & the first was a woeful Binatone Carrera! Map updates are not very frequent! The disclaimer on the box was for up to 4 map updates per year for life, however i would be lucky if there was only 1 map update made available per year for this device. 6
131 franco.fittabile GARMIN MONTANA 600 Robust, reliable high quality hardware.
Very good and easy available off-the-shelf data and infos.
Excellent usability on motorcycle and trekking (is good also on automobile).
Free PC managing software: Garmin Basecamp.
Excellent custom profiles with automatic and customizable activation depending on the type of mount( motorcycle, car, a third kind and nothing)
Manuals: lack of complete detailed information about inner file-folder/function structure and some of the device sub-sub-menus: you can find part of it on Garmin on-line FAQ, some of it googgling the WEB and (pls note I am a novice to it and to GPS in general) part thru experimentation. Basecamp: I would like to have the capability of managing/editing the Montana 600 profiles with tables allowing a faster and less error prone for an articulated structure of profiles: up-to-date you have to edit your profiles sequentially directly on the device one profile at a time. 8
132 artrettinger Garmin nuvi 3597 Fast start-up
Display quality
Mount (I use the portable - dash mount)
Voice Command - but only for pre-loaded locations
But - easy address entry not using voice command.
Voice command for entering new addresses - has not gotten one yet. 7
133 beccahoo Garmin Nuvi 40 -No learning curve; easy to use
-4.3 is big enough screen for me
-Directions on GPS are straight forward and clear
-Good reviews on the Garmin NUVI 40 online
-Better than my Navman which the dog eventually ate
-Lifetime maps updates was difficult to redeem. Make sure you ring their promotions team to make sure the code is redeemed or it will expire and you wont have access to your lifetime maps update -Do not install Cyclops map trial! It was horrible. Incomplete. Less complete than Garmin factory settings. Notified you of only some cameras if at all. -touchscreen can be annoying if you have big fingers. My fingers are small and I have say 80-90% accuracy when typing. -Customer support is limited 7
134 nightmare3353 garmin on samsung i9100 the galaxy s2 is more than two years old but still it is good . the camera is pretty good under the light . camera is not good in the dark or low light conditions . battery is draining fast . 6
135 ricmaydom Garmin Forerunner 610 Great for all forms of exercise. Can have some difficulty in forming a strong connection with satelites and HRM. 8
136 nyshorty91 Garmin Nuvi 765 Display highway signs on the GPS A lot of poor directions. There is clearly highways available but the GPS brings you to smaller roads with traffic lights. 6
137 anthonycox4 Garmin Nuvi 1440 Lane select enables you to ensure your in the right lane when approaching your next junction Routing can sometimes be weak in that it will take you off one junction to do 2 mile of back roads to put you back on at the next junction 6
138 bamboo1973 Garmin Nuvi 2565 Ability to extend features i.e. camera sometimes freezing during operation 4
139 dskatzer Garmin nuvi 1370T Inexpensive, large screen, microSDHC slot. Slow to start up, can be slow to lock on satellites. Recalculating voice announcement can be annoying when you take a route it doesn't expect. 7
140 talt03 Garmin 710 Quite an older model but with fm transmitter and lots of features updated map is expensive 6
141 2dmartin Garmin Montana nice display, reasonable batery life poor interface, terrible manual 4
142 aprudham Garmin GPSmap 60Cx Very flexible. Have used it in car, on bicycle and walking/hiking. Garmin software for Mac has been greatly improved. Perhaps a bit bulky by todays standards 7
143 tapio.pyysalo Garmin zūmo 660LM Suitable for both, car and motorbike Somewhat clumsy touchscreen 7
144 gsparrow Garmin nuvi 3760 Good size, reliable, lifetime update service Zone speed limits unreliable, speed/red light camera locations unreliable 6
145 peshapiro Garmin Nuvi 2460 Fast, bright, large screen Doesn't display POIs on map 7
146 martinezo Garmin nüvi 3490 Easy to use and configure, accurate, reliable, well known, good software and update availability. Sometimes reboots without any obvious cause. Not easy to install in the automobile. 8
147 kenne108 Garmin Works well when the software is updated. The system remembers prior locations and they are easy to find making return trips pretty easy. Updating the software is not very easy and is not automatic. It's vertical resolution is not that great so it gets confused when there are underpasses/overpasses. 5
148 dbazlyankov Garmin Nuvi 2495LM works as advertised; good maps, easy to use; accurate; includes software for map updates; compatible with cyrillic character set. None that i can recall; Sometimes there are some funny moments with recalculation of route. 8
149 ppcjd Garmin 60-CSx good for bushwalking, sensitive receiver not optimised for in-car use. 8
150 gamc2010 Garmin nuvi 2595 LMT Impressed by the functions including easy voice commands, Bluetooth and many other utilities.
The Trip Planner in the Apps section is a fantastic tool as you can add many locations for a single route and drive as they are placed or optimize them automatically.
The 2595 takes awhile to get used to all the menus and sub menus. I have not had a chance to fully use this GPS but am disappointed by the speed limit function as this model only seems to display some of the major highways. My old 255W displayed limits on most highways and a lot of city also. 8
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