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# Username GPS model Pros Cons Rating
101 Garmin Nuvi 52 Good overall coverage. Cheap. Easy to follow. Some maps are definitely out of date and updated maps only come through infrequently.
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102 Garmin GPSMap78 Easy to use, has a Memory card for backup, good accuracy, portable. Touch screen would be awesome.
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103 Garmin 2597LMT Good clear sound quality Voice search results pronounce St. as Saint instead of street , e.g. Did you mean 123 Main Saint ?
6
104 Garmin Zumo550, multiple Nuvi's Zumo, waterproof, M/C friendly screen visibility in sunlight
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105 Garmin This is perfect device for home No speed Cameras and Red light cameras
9
106 Garmin nuvi 2569LMT-D Only just purchased but lifetime maps and digital traffic sold it to me. Indicator in top left hand corner for next turning could be slightly larger.
7
107 Garmin Kenwood DNX719vhd built in to the vw specific Kenwood 719vhd radio, works great, use it all the time. Beat my sisters device by 20 minutes at a recent family reunion where neither of us knew the way, Garmin ~40 mins, sisters route on another device ~60 minutes traffic warnings often a day late. Sittting in bumper to bumper, warning traffic ahead it says....No probs, not necessarily Garmins fault but I wish it would more proactively monitor the route it suggests, looking at the whole route instead of whats immediately ahead of you. (to be fair i am not sure any do this) But I do know others are way more on top of traffic and stuff...
8
108 Garmin Nuvi 2545LM Very good. Logical, fast screen response. Good mapping and traffic settings. Takes you down very narrow country roads too often...
7
109 garmin nuvi t660 good navigation, sometimes a few problems but very reliable. Sometimes it tries to take a route you would not want to because it's longer or a bigger hastle.
8
110 Garmin Nuvi 1350LMT Lifetime traffic and maps was the best part of this gps. Not a lot of support from Garmin.
7
111 Garmin Large display, lane guidance Poor voice recognition
7
112 Garmin Zumo 220 Great multi-purpose biker friendly GPS Touch Screen sensitivity, Lack of Dashboard customisation options
7
113 Garmin 2597 LMT Lifetime maps and photo realistic junctions Screen clarity is not as crisp as it could be
7
114 Garmin nuvi 50 Easy to set destination
User friendly
Simple to use
Unable to set way points Cannot set your own route
6
115 Garmin Nuvi 1490, 50, 2597, 3595 Nuvi are versitile, easy to make maps for, solid GPS units As models develop it is frustrating that they loose functionality that you have used or developed in various bits of software
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116 Garmin 660LM Robust, easy to use with gloves on, MP3 player, syncs with mobile (bluetooth). Good mounting brackets. Too many button pushes for some functions. Expensive.
7
117 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
118 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
119 Garmin CPT14 - Fiat Freemont Good coverage, speed alert, possible to upload POI no speed cameras, low voice level
5
120 Garmin Nuvi 200 Very reliable, low profile, great screen quality Cable is thick for device size, route recalculation could be quicker
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121 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
122 Garmin Colorado Portable and does its job. No voice instructions. Small screen.
5
123 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
124 Garmin 660 Ideal for motorcycle although a little expensive Software and updates a pain, nothing works first time and need workarounds
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125 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
126 Garmin Nuvi2797 Large easy to read screen Safety Camera warnings only appear when traveling in same direction as camera, no other warnings given
6
127 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
128 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
129 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.
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130 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
131 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
132 Garmin Zumo 390lm Upgrade from Strike Genius. so far very impressed; Large screen, responsive, good Bluetooth capabilities; lots of features pricey; no traffic cable
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133 Garmin Nuvi 7000 A 4.3 older model now but works exceptionally well. Sometimes a little slow to grab satellites
6
134 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
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135 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.
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136 Garmin 3590 LMT Big and luminous screen Personnal POI icons appear very small.
5
137 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
138 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.
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139 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
140 Garmin 3790 Nice, small and fast bluetooth is not very clear
8
141 Garmin Nuvi 1300 All aspects are very good. After 1 year of use, the battery only lasts 20 minutes then flat.
7
142 Garmin Nuvi660 Rock solid, plenty of options. Love blue tooth, FM connection. Limited internal memory.
9
143 Garmin Nuvi 52LM Great Price, User Friendly. Safety Cameras and Fixed Cameras locations aren't good.
6
144 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
145 Garmin Nuvi 50LM Seems fast and accurate Wish it had bluetooth
7
146 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.
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147 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
148 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
149 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
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150 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 .
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