Every time it comes to a junction on the motorway it takes you off, round the roundabout and back on. It is incredibly dangerous and I ended up turning the thing off and resorting to maps. I suppose the voice is excellent, if inaccurate, the only way to use this on a motorway is to check the route by maps first and know which junctions you wish to exit.
don't use on motorways,
You will never be seen again!
I have never been so lost in my life using the nuvi 40. I used the GPS as I did not know the exact route. It has twice taken me off the highway sent me down back roads that are C roads or dirt. The mountainous journey over the Great Dividing Range was terrible. I was on my own and I was directed away from the Hume Highway and onto a C road that ended in dirt, when it started to rain it became a nightmare. I emailed the company and left a complaint as why did the GPS direct me off an A road onto a C road, but they never got back in touch. I cons...ider it dangerous now and will not use it, I just get lost. Good, clear screen, nice size. Recharges quickly and long battery life. The routes are for the quickest by calculation based on distance and speed, not the safest or the quality of the road i.e. a dirt road over a highway.
Basic GPS, make sure you update map pack regularly.
Got it while it was on special last year, free lifetime map upgrade.
+ intuitive to operate
+ very easy to plot the course
+ not complicated, since its very basic, but useability wise its really really well thought out :)
+ reasonable recalculation time
+ good start up GPS location time. around 5 seconds ( i live in Sydney) .
+ your current speed vs speed zone comparison. I look at this more than i look at my car's speedometer
+ traffic safety camera and mobile speed camera zone warning.
+ good battery life. ...
Functional and Easy to use
The Nuvi 40 was provided by NRMA as I had purchased two years of roadside assistance. This is my portable unit, the main Nuvi is hard-wired to my business vehicle. The 40 will be taken on a pleasure trip to UK and US - Card maps purchased. All Garmins do not allow for probable traffic disruptions when they calculate arrival times; I believe some of the Tom-Tom competitors do so. The 40 is simple to use and good value for its street price. There is no bluetooth but this is not very detrimental for me.
Simple to use and takes up little space...
Disappointing map error and bad routes calculations/given
Cheap with free liftime map, but bad experienced with streets in wrong suburbs in Qld and Vic. Reported to NAVTEC a few months already and get available map updated later - still streets in wrong suburbs. tend to give bad routes - long and slow. For example give only long route to Port Campbell along Great Ocean road and would not give the alternative inland route like the ToTom GPS that we had before.
Lifetime map update
Put streets in wrong suburbs and give bad routes.
how hot or cold
It,s ok for the money, for occasional use. Misses shortest way and sends you on a longer road. But what puzzles me is... In settings, Temperature ??? F or C ok, but what is this: Temperature Water ?????? No temperature is shown. Can someone enlighten me ? The Garmin COLORADO displays the temperature. Thanks.
Voice volume is good and map is ok too.
This TEMPERATURE WATER puzzles me...
Garmin Nuvi 40
I have tried to routes since Christmas, and both are longer and do not follow the main roads to reach the destination. Supposedly Auatralian choice of voice, but if you can put up with Kiwi "ixits" you will be OK. Watch the kids don't end up with 'over the ditch' accents for your local roads though!
God clear map
Kiwi instead of Australian accent. Does not seem to be able to calculate shortest routes using main roads.
Good basic GPS
This unit is quite basic but works well. It is quite cheap and gets you from A to B with no issues. It seems to have a decent battery life and is easy to use and navigate through the options. NIce big screen with clear images. Sometimes takes a while to find the satellite signal though.
Inexpensive, reliable, good battery life, big screen, simple to use
Occasionally slow to find satellite signal
Excellent, Simple to use.
After previously owning a TomTom GPS which was nothing but trouble, I decided to give Garmin a go.
I chose the Nuvi-40 model as I wanted a simple basic unit.
So far, in the 5mths I've owned it this GPS has been excellent, hasn't given me any troubles & has never gotten me lost.
Some of the sofware features are pretty handy too ie:
*Locate nearest Police station, hospital, servo, places of interest & your current location(in co-ordinates & street address), choose to find a route to avoid tolls.
But the main feature I really like is the loud, continuous beep the GPS gives when you get near a speed camera or mobile speed camera zone.
Questions & Answers
what maps and able to be upgraded
how do you turn it on?
Along the top of the GPS, closer to the left side, there is a small button cut out of the case. It appears to be part of the case. I find it very hard to turn on and off but that is where it is. It is the same color as the GPS case. You have to hold it down just right in order for it to work. And don't be impatient. Hold it down until the device comes on. I hope this helps you. Constance
Does the nuvi40 has life time maps?
|Category||GPS Navigation Systems|
|Release date||Oct 2011|
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