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236 reviews | 4.5 out of 5
I read just enough about it to know I wanted this GPS but was pleasantly surprised to find more good features that I was expecting.
The "red-light camera" warning is great. Now I only stop at red lights when there is a warning beep! No - just kidding! But it really is a neat feature. Great unit.
Love my new Garmin GPS. More options than my last one (purchased two years ago). Easy to use, easy to read, more volume (and volume control). Love being told the final address as I am approaching my destination instead of having to look at the menu and find the actual house number. Great buy. Good value for the money. And, Garmin is the most user-friendly of all the GPS's. Thanks, Garmin.
This product is wonderful for the money. Lifetime Map updates can be done 4 times a year and purchased individually they run $79.99 So if over the life of your Garmin, you update your map twice, you have paid for the device. It is fairly easy to use sometimes it can get a little confusing.
I love my new GPS! There are so many neat features on it!! And one of my favorite things is that it doesn't say "re-calculating" when you miss a turn. It just guides you to the next turn or exit. I wish I would have gotten this a long time ago!!
This Garmin was an upgrade from our previous model that got stolen. I will say that I was unsure of features that would be with it reading the material send with it, but once tried it was surprisingly good. It was just like my old one and came with all the needed accessories. But the great part that drove me crazy with the old one is that it does NOT say recalculating for every wrong turn or if I pull into a gas station or restaurant. It just gives you the next direction to get to where you are going. It did confuse me a little 2ce, because streets were marked wrong on sign not GPS and it did tell me to turn on a street that was right in front of me. But I figured it out. The other bonus is that when you are exiting the highway it gives a more detailed view of the exit so you know exactly what side and what lane to get into. I think that this was a very good choice compared to other expensive ones and probably has the same features. Very simple to program as long as you have satellite connection (outside). Haven't used map updates yet but hopefully that works without any problems.
Was looking around for a new Garmin because of outdated maps on the one I have. The price of this Garmin was cheaper than updating the maps on my original and the new one has lifetime map updates. Seems to be much the same as the old one in ease of use. I think it will fit my needs perfectly.
Product performs as advertised. Simple setup, simple download of updated maps, simple entry of addresses or latitudes/longitude positions. Voice directions preclude having to take eyes from road. Mounting that comes with device works well on my vehicle. I did buy alternative mount that turned out to be unnecessary. Easy to remove from vehicle when not in use, easy to remount.
We are in the USA on vacation and bought this to assist us in finding our way about, getting in the right lane etc. We have a Tom Tom back in the UK and we like that but this product had better reviews on various websites. We found our way around with no problems whatever (in previous years we have had plenty of missed turnings etc). We think this is great value for money. Maybe not so functional as other more expensive units but it did the job for us perfectly!
My 3rd Garmin. Enough said.
This is a pretty average GPS. Key features I like is it tells you which lanes to stay in on the freeway so you won't take the wrong exit or connector and the automatic reroute. What I don't like is that if you pull off road into plazas or a hospital and put in another destination it will say continue to a road but not tell you how to get to that road from the place you in. You will pretty much be guessing which way to go until you hit pavement and it reroute you if your wrong and that can get hectic with one ways and no left turns so you can do a lot of extra driving and extra rerouting. But in all it pretty accurate about getting you to your destination.
My 1st unit was the StreetPilot c330 purchased in 2006. It worked very well but is dying on me due to many falls and it is outdated.
Here is what I love about this Garmin PRICE! I have researched this same unit from best buy to amazon the savings is $50 plus. Their prices range $129 - $169 depending on where you look, and some are for refurbished product. Walmart online price is $79.98 brand new. Second, lifetime map updates.. the cost of one upgrade equals a unit, so another economic savings, my old unit always had to re-calculate because I didn't upgrade the maps, which brings up my next like..you don't hear re-calculating when you miss or decide to go another route. I also love the fact that the speed indicator is there, I was surprised what a nice feature that would be, and it helps When you go over the posted limit, your speed turns red.. one review I read mentioned this unit has traffic as well, this unit does not.
You can customize to a degree when you register your product online, another sweet thing is all you have to do is put in your email address and your Garmin is registered... I also like how once you enter your addresses, they get categorized for you. This unit offers a good amount for the money, you have to get to know it to appreciate the value. One con I have found already would be battery life...I charged it when I got it and the next day it seems to be just about out of juice. Overall the price and the ease of this Garmin nuvi makes me very happy with my choice
I bought this to replace an older Nuvi GPS. It is user friendly, especially after previously using a Garmin product. I like having unlimited updates, and it's very easy to do.
Used the GPS unit for trip to Gatlinberg, TN and took the back roads instead of the inter state. The unit quickly recalculated a new route. After returning home, I completed the registration and was prompted to update the unit's maps.
We bought this GPS to replace an old one we had for years. The Garmin nuvi 40LM is a great GPS. Not only do we have to never worry about paying for a map update, the nuvi 40LM is much faster than our old GPS. When changing routs it recalculates within seconds. The screen is clear and easy to see and the voice is easy to understand. I couldn't be happier.
Very happy with the Garmin 40LM GPS. Operates just as described. Picture is excellent. Sound is easy to understand. Unit is easy to set up and no problem with computer downloads. Price extremely competitive. Delivery was ahead of schedule.
What did we ever do before these tremendous gadgets were around? This Garmin 40LM has lifetime maps included which really makes sense for any purchaser - as it costs not much more than downloading lifetime maps into my old Garmin nuvi 255W. The maps in that old GPS were 3 years old and it really got difficult when trying to navigate streets that have moved or don't exist any more. As for finding "points of interest" - they come and they go, so having current maps is a must. This device is quite simple to use and very similar to my old unit. There are larger receivers available but the 4.3" screen is quite adequate for me and easily manageable. It is the same size as my old 255W, which suited my needs quite well. DO NOT PURCHASE ANY GPS WITHOUT LIFETIME MAPS!
I had a very old Garmin. Updated and upgraded. Very happy with choice.
Did find it cheaper, after I bought it on-line from Walmart. : (
My only issue was the holder that I could not get attached to dashboard of my car. Would not adhere. Purchased for specific occasion and (trip to Chicago) numerous stops. Was able to program out of the box for my immediate needs. Will have to look further to fully understand my options for routing in the future. Very Satisfied.
We used the GPS on a recent trip and had a great experience. It's easy to use and it's accurate. So happy to have the Lifetime map updates as well. It was worth the extra twenty dollars.
The product is clean, new and worked well out of the box. It is exactly as described and a welcome gift to our family. We feel much more safe when traveling out of town.