I bought this GPS unit to help navigate around New Zealand. It provides both Australian and New Zealand Maps. This unit was cheaper to buy than hire one from the car rental place. The unit performed perfectly, was easy to use, provided clear voice directions and was quick to acquire satellites.
Software downloaded from the Garmin website was a simple process and when interfaced with the GPS unit provides free map updates. I noticed that there is also other stuff for the GPS unit to download as well.
This unit provided a better experi...ence than the previous Tom Tom GPS unit I owned which would not power down after switching off ignition and did not have New Zealand maps. Searching an address was easy by selecting suburb, street number then street name or by searching a Point of Interest (POI). During my travels I detoured a few times and the GPS unit quickly recalculated a new route. The unit switched from day to night (screen intensity) mode without issues. The Garmin 42LM claims it is "Ideal for those who want an easy to use, dependable GPS." This is true and it is why I'm giving it 5 out 5. I recommend the unit to anyone that wants a basic GPS to help navigate. Easy menu system, provides all the basic features.
Bang for buck
Bought this nuvi 42lm for a trip from brisbane to perth stopping off at a variety of locations & friends places along the way & thought this would make it easier to get to/from places in towns/cities than a ubd/refidex.
Software was easy to use & updated without any dramas.
Unit is very easy to use & has all the basic functions covered, did everything it was supposed to do & saved heaps of hassle as my wife hates directing in traffic using a map/book.
May take a while to find satellites & start trip but once locked in they stay put. If you'...
Questions & Answers
I recently updated my Garmin 42LM. Have both the Australian and New Zealand maps been updated?
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