Beware: Garmin Mapping problem on Nuvi devices..maybe on all?
I have 2 navigation/mapping problems with my Nuvi 55, which also occur on my in-law's Nuvi 65.
1: When trying to navigate to various rural towns using the "Go to" function the gps will take you to a random spot in the general area. I have contacted Garmin, and after much toíng and froing, sending screen shots, I have been told that if there is a district by that name, the GPS will take you to a spot in that district REGARDLESS of whether there is a town of the same name!!
This is the response from the Garmin tech expert: "I have resear...
Large and clear display but maps and speed data hopelessly out of date.
I had a Tom Tom for many years. The display eventually faded and the maps got out of date so I bought the Garmin for the cost of the updates required for the Tom Tom. The free updates and extra details the Garmin provided was a clincher. However, the maps are years out of date and speed limits are not accurate even after updating. Garmin has not heard of school holidays. Unit constantly makes "bong bong" noises even when I am under speed limit. I can turn it off but then I can't hear the warning noise when approaching a speed camera which is an important reason for purchase. Can not be relied upon so is unusable.
Device is good, maps are hopeless
I find the 67LMT quite fast and easy to use. But, the maps are hopeless. It displays and tries to get me to take roads that are not there, it tried to send me down a no entry road and also does not recognise a road I take that has been made for over 2 years.
I have logged various 'map error' reports on the Garmin website, but do not hear anything back.
I have Heremaps on my phone, but wanted a designated unit so I could still take calls. Think I will take it back and stick to the phone.
Didn't last as long as expected
Bought in Sept 12, but only used from Oct 15 onward. Stopped working recently so got it checked by specialist retailer who confirmed it was a write-off. Garmin offered reconditioned replacement for $84.60 delivered, but mine returned to them at my cost ($10). Bought Navman for $119. Unable to update.
crap compared to navman
have had 4 navmans over the years,decided to give garmin ago,purchased a 65lm,found out,speed,red light cameras and school zones are extra to downloads to buy,comes standard in the mapping system with navman.updated to lmt version,not much better,may be good for the states no good for Australia.going back to navman a far better product.but found all gps systems are far behind "where is "mapping as far as up to date and accurate mappind and warnings,was told it is updated every 5 minutes,may buy a smart phone instead
The 65 LMT is functional, but no better than a number of recent Garmin Nuvis. It has standard features, but none is a game-changer. The bigger screen is OK, but the trade-off is that it is a bit heavier and bounces a bit.
The big disappointment is that it cannot be charged through a standard wall charger, even when using the supplied Garmin cable. A Garmin wall charger is required. That's another $39.
The unit also cannot be charged from a computer using the Garmin USB cable supplied. Pretty hopeless really. Your only option is the car char...
Questions & Answers
Does it have bluetooth for hands free phone
what maps and able to be upgraded
Doesn't Garmin have much support? I noticed all the Navman queries were responded to by Navman support staff, whereas I don't see any Garmin staff responses to the Garmin queries. This is worrying.... may help me in deciding my next gps I think.
|Category||GPS Navigation Systems||GPS Navigation Systems||GPS Navigation Systems||GPS Navigation Systems|
|Battery Life||1 hours|
|Dimensions||168 x 94 x 21 mm|
|Release date||Apr 2013|
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