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# Username GPS model Pros Cons Rating
551 Garmin Nuvi 760 Full accessories for the traveler both local & abroad. Plus blue tooth for hands free phone. Updating maps is expensive $70 each year.
8
552 Garmin Nuvi 765t its an excellant piece of kit clear maps & voice plenty of features sometimes freezes up & the only way to get it to work again is remove it from the site of the satalites for about 5 min it always seems to happen in the same places every time also the speed warning box is really small on this model & hard to see but with cheaper nuvis there is a big banner across the top of the screen garmin should have used this feature on the 765t
6
553 Garmin Nuvi205 Small enough to slip into a pocket.
Maintains its signal well, even here in the Welsh valleys.
Navigates me through the streets of Birmingham(UK), without it I get thoroughly lost.
Sometime tells you to turn when the road only bends.
8
554 Garmin nuvi 765 track memory, line assist, 3d buildings, routes input, multi via points, bluetooth, FM transmitter, in my opinion best Garmin till now. screen sensivity, poor map view during navigaton (not showing POIs)
7
555 Garmin nüvi 265WT Easy to set up, easy to view screen, great volume, Clear pictures. Friendly user buttons,
traffic info well displayed, Bluetooth Speakerphone ,Lifetime traffic,text-to-speech (speaks actual street names),
and maps of the continental U.S. plus Hawaii, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
not usually the best route it often gives ridiculous guidance!??.
4
556 Garmin Nuvi 250 Works out-of-the-box
Ease of use.
Good coverage rural roads (France)
Difficult to extract co-ordinates of current position
7
557 Garmin nuvi 755T Excellent satellite lock, Routing works well even on dirt trails when using Topo map, A+ Mounting system, runs Tour Guild POIs, Nice look and feel to it, Touch screen not as sensitive as I would like. Spoiled by Apple products! Hard to scroll around map. No Breadcrumb feature!
7
558 Garmin Nuvi 300 Pocket sized, Easy to use Sometimes directions get stuck in a loop.
5
559 Garmin - nuvi 760 The Nuvi 760 has good hands free use with mobile phones via blue tooth. Other than that the unit I think the unit is very average. Very slow on recalculating. very slow on updating position with street name identification. You are passed the street or road but the GPS puts you as approching the road. LAGs BADLY - memory or slow positioning. This is probably a function of how quickly it figures out where it is based on communications with the GPS satellites. ALSO _ Volume on unit not loud enough when listening to radio or cds
4
560 Garmin Nuvi 765T The nuvi 765T is easy to use...
My wife also commented about this.
screen is just big enough to see clearly,
with out blocking your view through the
windshield
Gives N,S,E,W heading instead of degrees doesnt come with waterbase (Lakes/boating) this has to be purchased.
7
561 garmin nuvi 885t gets you to where you want to go without being scared of getting lost. sometimes it freezes and you need to turn it off and on again.
7
562 Garmin nuvi 200w Wide screen, clear maps, good usability and features. Slow to lock onto satellites at times, quirky suggested routes that sometimes make little sense (example being Chester to Blackpool, normally take M56 to M6 and straight up but sat nav will try to take me off jun 12 M56 and up through Runcorn/Liverpool city center)
7
563 Garmin Nuvi 750 Love the unit. Did not want the MP3 player or traffic reports. I have a 6 CD changer with MP3 capability in my truck and sounds a lot better than the 750. I do like the camera feature, but wish it was loaded up on power on. Had one unit lock up so bad that resets, etc. wouldnt work. Garmin replaced it with a slightly older (serial # wise) unit. It has locked up twice on me after the latest map update. Another lifetime update is now available as of 12/03/09. Steered me wrong a couple of times while towing a 38 fifth wheel travel trailer, but in retrospect, I probably had it programmed wrong.
8
564 Garmin Nuvi 765T I use it for at least 6 hours a day driving around the south of england. I only used the bluetooth phone connection for a while and it worked well. Traffic updates works well and have saved me lots of time / aggro.
My third Garmin
none after software upgrade. If you use the internal speaker for the phone it is not very loud for a van, use the fm transmitter and link it up to your stereo.
8
565 Garmin 255W Good display and sound. Seems rugged. Eco-Route feature tells you how efficiently (%) you are driving based on your cars MPG ratings and factory installed speed limits.

Just purchased so I am still evaluating this model.

After much research I felt the BLuetooth option and traffic alerts was unreliable.
Only shows time of arrival and not time left to arrive. Cant custom program turn/off-ramp alerts (in miles/km). The suction-cup mount has a ball and ring configuration to swivel. I suspect the metal ring may weaken with time making it impossible to keep the unit exactly where you want it. ie. the unit will sag.
7
566 Garmin Nuvi 610 Speed of recalculation of route; clear mapping Traffic service. Worse than no traffic service
5
567 GARMIN STREET PILOT 7200 Lge screen easy to read, fits well in my GMC truck
Spoken word keeps my eyes on the road.
NO BLUE TOOTH connection. Why not !!. Will buy another Brand when I upgrade if BT still not avail and is the reason for the 7/10. along with the map updates are still 12 to 18 month behind. Eg Southern Freeway in SA 4Yrs + completed still not shown on maps
6
568 Garmin GMAP 60CSx Handheld Excellent for marine use - strong and robust - has been dropped many times! The screen is a little small and not as bright/sharp as it could be.
5
569 garmin 765 Just got my 765t garmin and the ease of use is great. Still learning alot of things about it but would recomend since this is the first gps I ever used. Easy to set up, the screen is great, and shows you the streets that you pass on the way to your destanation. the bluetooth doesnt have alot of compatibility with cell phones yet and the map software just takes a very long time to load.
7
570 TomTom 740, Garmin 1690 & Magellan 3100 740 Live - IQ Routes
Garmin 1690 - 2YR data plan included; MRC for data services is to be lower than TomTom Live services
740 Live does not announce on which side of street destination is; it shows it visvually via an arrow. 740 Live sometimes will reboot while in use. Slow to recalculate route.
4
571 Garmin Zumo 550 Does everything I need it to, useful functionality and robust. Not full postcode search. Sometimes estimated times to destination are too optimistic.
7
572 Garmin 785T MSN traffic works well so far. Also ability to use routes and plan trips using MS Streets and Trips is a plus. Very fast satellite acquisition. None at this point
7
573 Garmin Nuvi 660 Generally works well and intuitively
Nice large screen
Lots of features though I dont use most of them
- It would be nice if there were a single button to take you back to the main Map page - Search feature - would be nice if it would remember recently visited cities so you dont have to retype the city name
8
574 Garmin Nüvi 765 Tfm Calculation is very quick reality view for very few locations only. Speed limits are not correct on many roads. Some younger streets are not shown in the map
6
575 Garmin Nuvi 255W It finds the remotest destinations. Easy to enter destinations. Easy to follow. Not an option to stick with main roads. Often end up on rural crude roads not so easy to drive on especially pulling a trailer.
7
576 garmin nuvi 660 fm Garmin are experts when it comes to SatNavs. Presentation of map details 2D and 3D very good. Good support site. Useful travel kit apps (MP3 player, audible book player, picture viewer, calculator, currency converter, etc.) for when on ones travels. Nice wide touch screen. FM link to radio good on a clear free fm channel. Lifetime Traffic Master subscription. Good Bluetooth for mobile use. Earphone jack. Flexible configuration options. Can load many personal POIs. Proximity Points - single, continuos audio. Free trial safety camera subscription period. Solid workhorse for the last 2.5 years. 99.5% gets one to ones destination without interruptions. Bright display and decent built-in speaker. Decent SD card slot. Only 1 interim destination point but created a work around. Loss of map details north of London M1 Junctions 10 - 6 (put this down to map issue). Cannot switch off Traffic Master if alternate routes not required. 0.5% takes one on some interesting routes (but this is a mapping issue). Heavy noise in/around vehicle can sometimes drown the SatNav voice. Configure for no U turns but sometimes insists on one making U turns.
8
577 Garmin Nuvi 765T Overall a very good GPS. Lane assist and junction maps are still in development. Lose its way on George Washington Bridge - thinks I am on lower level road. FM transmitter is weak.
9
578 Garmin nüvi 775T Comes with FM Traffic. Ability to expand with SD Card. Very Accurate. Track log is short compared to previous Garmin Models I have used (Street Pilot 2730). Does not accept XM Antenna from previous unit. When I connected this device to my vehicle stereo via headphone jack, I heard a constant buzzing.
8
579 Garmin Nuvi 300 Great basic device. Very limited internal storage. Does not speak street names.
4
580 Garmin Nuvi 760 Multi function Poor FM connectivity
8
581 Garmin Oregon 300 Garmin Oregon 300 .... woooow excellent!!! poor batery
9
582 Garmin Nuvi 265wt Strong signal reception
user friendly interface
No MP3 Player No live time update
7
583 Garmin Nuvi 660 Clear mapping.
Rapid response to satellites.
Inexpensive.
Widescreen.
Great 1st SatNav
Poor traffic reporting. Difficult to reroute when on journey. Occasional software crashes.
6
584 Garmin Street Pilot C510 Easy to navigate through the user menu. Selection buttons are nice and big. Very simple and menu layout. Good GPS recepetion, hardly ever drops out. Comes with nice GPS holder. The size is little big due to the GPS receiver according to Garmin. Sometimes there is a slight delay in instructions if you looking for a specific street and there are multile streets right next to each other.
7
585 Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx Perfect (!!) outdoor unit, while even usable in-car for simple navigation.
An ever-classic device, I do not know of any better at this price level!
If you really want to get all features out of it, then I recommend my personal way: If all else fails, read the instructions! ;) You should!
8
586 Garmin Nuvi 680 Accurate, great screen clarity, fast re-routing capabilities. Not enough data fields to tweek.
7
587 Garmin Nuvi 780 Great features so far, especially the MSN Direct with Traffic and News updates. Missing a few features in others Ive had that would make finding old routes easier, but still learning about the unit. Stocks on MSN Direct are very limited. Nothing like my XM radios.
9
588 Garmin Nuvi 255W Ease of use, portability, lots of bang for the buck. Clumsy keypad, sparce help on proximity alerts, speaker/volume insufficient.
6
589 Garmin 760T Excellent screen quality and brightness
Professional navigation options
Handsfree doesn't work so well in my car (road noise too loud). Screen refresh isn't smooth.
5
590 Garmin nuvi 370 Nice screen size display not bright enough on sunny days.
4
591 Garmin Nuvi 660 Nice & easy to use The brightness setting resets itself each time it is switched off.
7
592 Garmin nuvi 2589 lmt Works ok on open spaces.
In cities like Ottawa downtown, sometimes looses satellites near buildings, but recalulates when it locks on very quickly.
Ive exchanged this unit once already since it could not lock onto satellites but this second one is working fine... so far
9
593 Garmin nuvi 1450T Ease of use. Accuracy. Routing such that your destination is always on your right.
7
594 GARMIN NUVI 200W The most important reason for buying an in-car Sat Nav is the accuracy of its maps, and I have to say that all the feed-back and experience Ive had says that Garmin maps are the more comprehensive and accurate the Garmin Nuvi 200w has no traffic capabilities
8
595 Garmin 765t Easy to use and good graphics Lags in accuracy and Touchscreen not as sensitive.
7
596 Garmin Oregon 300 big memory, external 4 GB SDHC card, water resist no voice navigation, silent piezo speaker
7
597 Garmin Nuvi 660 Nice screen size for driving. Reasonably quick boot up time. Relatively intuitive interface. Does not adapt to new time zones (like a cell phone does)
7
598 Garmin Zumo 550 Simple to use. Has Bluetooth for listening to GPS commands, mobile phone and/or listening to MP3 music files while riding. Pain to register and activate. The Garmin doesn't have the great safety features such as the Where Am I button, or auto-dialling emergency numbers.
5
599 Garmin Street Pilot 7200 Does a great job of following my companies routing by adding fuel stops. Sometimes routes in areas I dont want to be in.
9
600 Garmin 765T Custom POIs, Bluetooth output, headset jack Special Dock, which limits traffic receiver use when mounted to a motorcycle
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