Great unit but it rejects cables
I've had the Nuvi 55 for ages and it's really good. The problem is that last time I wanted to update the maps two things happened - first, the Garmin Express app told me I had an update - no problem, I updated Garmin Express without a problem. But when I connected the GPS to the computer to update it, it said I was using the wrong cable and to use the one that came with the unit. Like most houses, I have many USB cables, all exactly the same. I ran around and tried a half dozen, all with no result. Eventually one worked - one marked Logitech!
What happens if I can't find a cable it thinks is right?
Purchased in January 2015.
Bought this model as it had lifetime maps included, which my previous unit did not have. Too expensive to update the older model ($100). It starts immediately and I like the traffic conditions update. Warns you of likely mobile speed camera locations as well. No bluetooth in this model, but never used this option in my previous unit. Much, much lighter in weight, no battery backup. Easy and quick to update and I have been notified when this is available. Only had Garmin units and have been pleased with this GPS. Accurate, with photo display at larger junctions.
Good unit, easy to update maps
Unit is maybe too large for a car windscreen, perfect size for van or light truck, I adapted my bracket for the dash above the radio in my car. It does the job really well and is quick to recalibrate. The voice instructions are excellent... " Turn left after 7/11 " for example. Map updates using Garmin Express is super easy. Red light and speed camera warnings are now updated easily through Garmin Express. If I had a complaint it would be that speed and red light camera audible warning should have its own volume adjustment ( not loud enough). This is my fourth GPS including TomTom but This 67LMT is by far the best.
Great unit - reliable
In comparison to some of the poor reviews here, mine has been fine. I've had it for 3-4 years and its been nothing but reliable. The maps are accurate and the voice and prompts are fine. It sometimes calls turnoffs too late but I'm sure the others do as well. With any satnav, still watch the road and read the signs. Nothing is perfect.
I now use the Garmin in conjunction with Google maps on my smartphone, as Google maps shows live traffic and alternate routes. And Google maps HAS tried to send me the wrong way up a one-way major thoroughfare.
Great unit outdated maps
I recently purchased a Garmin 65 LMT after already owing a few different brand GPS's.While the unit operates correctly and is easy to use,it is badly let down by the maps.The latest maps have streets missing that are 15 years old and the POIs list businesses that have been closed for over 20 years.
The map problem seems to be with all brands as they seem to use the same map supplier.Getting an answer from the maker is near impossible but I have sent an email just in case.
Excellent value for the money.
Having had a couple of Navman GPS over the past few years I thought I'd try out something different. Using Product review it became clear that of the other makes the Garmin seemed a well supported brand. It got rather confusing trying to determine just which model to go for but after steadily eliminating much of the advanced option features I came down to this one, the LM simply because we mainly drive in the country or interstate and don't need live traffic reporting. While the car has Bluetooth I didn't have any use for it as we seldom make o...r receive calls on our cellphone while actually travelling. The big appeal is the free "lifetime" maps, something the last Navman promised (for 3 years, anyway) but didn't deliver. As soon as I loaded the PC software and connected this up it did everything, checked for firmware updates and then updated to the latest map without a hitch. the display has a wide range of "skins" so it's nice to be able to choose one that suits best. It was very easy to use the settings but I did find the navigation a bit hard to follow for a few days, but fine now. It took a lot longer to figure out how to use the FIND feature as known addresses didn't always work for me, even when they do on the Navmans. It wasn't the devices fault, just my slow learning rate. It actually works better at that then the earlier Navmans. you need to be careful though to enter suburban names precisely. I was confounded when Bendigo East couldn't be located on this device, but OK on the Navmans. Turns out it will only accept East Bendigo as valid.. no biggie but again, unbending. The spoken dialogue has a good range of optional voices but only a couple actually use Street Names, so we soon learned to stick with the default Male Aussie one. the directions are more definite than the Navmans and if you continue to go in the "wrong" direction (we don't always agree with the given directions) it doesn't start hammering you to "do a U turn" but take sup as though all was still on course. But if you continue to go in a definite wrong direction, I guess it has a limit how far you can stray, it will give you gentle but firm directions to get back on track. Some place names are pronounced a bit unusual so you need to listen carefully, but mostly its fine. Occasionally it will send you off one a route that you know is not the shortest, such as in your own city, but for this level of technology I doubt if it's on it's own in that respect. I'll always carry a printed street directory when visiting larger cities, just in case. Overall it is well worth the low $112 we paid at The Good Guys March 2015. saw them for around $166+ elsewhere. Great device for basic GPS assistance, but check out that it includes all the features you might be wanting to use.
i bought my Garmin 3 yrs ago at Harvey Norman's for $88 i had a hiccup where it froze on me, took it back to Harvey and they sent it back to the Garmin manufacturing. They decided to replace the whole unit, and I haven't looked back. would like to know where i can get a manual book on how to upload maps. thanks
Top Product - pity about the maps shortcomings.
I purchased this Sat Nav for $137 (including NZ delivery) New Zealand dollars on-line from JB HiFi in New Zealand. I was impressed - the maps are clear, the directions good and it is very quick to show an alternate route if I deviate from the route shown. Top marks here. It is a pity that so many small towns are left off the maps so if you are trying to find a small town buy a paper map. One or two errors in the maps also but nothing very serious has so far come to light. One or two rather odd inclusions in the maps to, obviously compiled b...y someone who doesn't have much idea of what these places are. It is a pity the Garmin people don't have an email address you can send a note of errors or omissions to. I was surprised when I phoned the call centre that they were not interested in the map inaccuracy I wanted to report. In fact I never got the chance to tell anyone, instead a rather pushy foreign accented woman insisted I upload a new map even though my sat nav was brand new and I had just uploaded the latest map a few days previously. Unsurprisingly the error was still there in the new map. Despite my gripes I am very happy with my Nuvi 50. (I will be travelling with 'proper' maps when I head out into rural areas.) It works well and in the more populated areas should be excellent for getting around unfamiliar territory. Clear maps, good directions. Easy to follow. A few annoying and silly errors and omissions in the mapping software
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...
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
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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