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Garmin nüvi 40

Garmin nüvi 40

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    Horrendous.

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    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.
    very little
    don't use on motorways,

    NeroWhite

    NeroWhite

    • 7 reviews
    • 6 likes

    You will never be seen again!

    published
    FoxBearSydney

    FoxBearSydneySydney, NSW

    • 58 reviews
    • 16 likes

    Basic GPS, make sure you update map pack regularly.

    published
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    Rover177

    Rover177

    • 8 reviews
    • 2 likes

    Functional and Easy to use

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    Have2Review

    Have2Review

    • 2 reviews
    • 2 likes

    Disappointing map error and bad routes calculations/given

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    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.

    1 comment
    James Cleary
    James Cleary

    Same issue here. Says Warrnambool to Hamilton via Mortlake. Definitely the wrong route -10% longer in both time and distance.

    Wanderer

    WandererAlice Springs

    how hot or cold

    published

    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

    published

    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.

    2 comments
    hillbilly456
    hillbilly456

    Set the preferences for shortest instead of fastest or vice versa Usually fixes the problem.
    Also voices can be changed. Standard is usually an English voice "Ken" or a female who is actually an Aussie

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    dbsmum

    dbsmumNSW, 2749

    • 21 reviews
    • 4 likes

    Good basic GPS

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    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

    world_traveller

    world_travellerSydney Surrounds, NSW

    • 30 reviews
    • 19 likes

    Excellent, Simple to use.

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    2 comments
    hillbilly456
    hillbilly456

    Strange I had a Nuvi and dumped it for a far better TOMTOM. Everyone to their own I guess

    Shellie
    Shellie

    easy to use not as good as my old tom tom was and now has lines through screen not real impressed not worth the money.

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    Questions & Answers

    Colin

    Colinasked

    nüvi 40

    what maps and able to be upgraded

    No answers
    John L

    John Lasked

    nüvi 40

    how do you turn it on?

    1 answer
    Constance
    Constance

    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

    Norm

    Normasked

    nüvi 40

    Does the nuvi40 has life time maps?

    1 answer
    Constance
    Constance

    I'm sorry. I don't know the answer. My Garmin is 55 or 50 and has been discontinued. I have not bought another one. Mine was supposed to have lifetime maps. Here's the website address for Garmin product support in Australia: https://support.garmin.com/en-AU/ I hope it helps.

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    Details

    Compare all 15 Garmin nüvi Essential Series
    CategoryGPS Navigation Systems
    Release dateOct 2011
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