Would not recommend.
Recommends wrong turns. Not all businesses show up on search. Hassle to search/type in the address on the device. Maps are unreliable, often taking to the loading dock of the businesses you want to go to.
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Previously had a marvelous Garmin Nuvi 2595, used it across inland Australia; loved it so much we took it across USA, a few trips to UK & Europe, Scandinavia, Indonesia etc, it could even fit in coat pocket. (I bought a Garmin because they can use other maps & custom maps - we used them for bird surveys in outback Australia).
"Upgraded" to Drive Smart 65; the route planning is absymal. When choosing "Fastest" it sends you on any multi-lane road within 5km of a sensible route. So, across my city it will offer a route of 25km for a 18 km journey....
No point to this use your smartphone
Can’t get live traffic without smart phone
Why not just use smart phone
It says all over box live traffic, it should say live traffic with your own smartphone
I’ve got a TomTom 5 years old that gives me live traffic
Very very disappointed
Also when you ring Garmin they no very little on own products
Purchased in October 2020.
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Software upgrade degraded it
It was really good but then I upgraded the software. Now I can't turn off speed zone change alerts. It will flash and beep that I'm in a 40 school zone when it's 9pm at night? Called customer support and they told me I shouldn't be speeding?? I can be driving under 60 and it will flash and beep that I'm approaching a 60 zone. Very distracting. I can turn off all alerts, but then I don't get speed camera alerts, I can't turn them off selectively anymore. The hardware is really good but software ruins it.
Questions & Answers
I am so happy with this GPS so reliable and easy to use. I would like to know if there is a way to purchase different voices and car icons for my GPS?
I have purchased one of the Garmin Drive Smart 65 ; in all honesty I love it.
This is my third Garmin unit; this is the best of the three.
My problem is that even when the sound is on full volume its takes some concentrating to hear the directions. Meaning if the car radio is on soft and or their is general traffic during the day I really have to listen. I would say that this unit when on full volume is equivalent to around 60 percent of the sound volume of my last unit. The last unit I had, 3790 was almost too loud on full volume. I am not deaf nor need to wear an hearing aid. Garmin have asked me to record a video of the volume at its fullest and then the same with the 3790 model. Not so easy but will do it. Anyone of you tech people have an answer. I have updated the unit. Cheers Bob
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