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Garmin 010-00990-12

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 reviews of Garmin 010-00990-12. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Views about the route planning and performance are overall positive. The durability and maps also get good comments. Some have doubts about the reliability and price.

usability, maps, durability, performance, route planning

price, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin 010-00990-12 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Molly K. McLaughlin (pcmag.com)

Garmin nüvi 55

 

The Garmin nüvi 55 is a good buy if you need a basic GPS and don't have or want to use a smartphone.

Dead-simple interface. Speed limit alerts. Responsive touch screen.

No lifetime map or traffic updates. Hit-or-miss POI search.

Traffic, Other Features, and Conclusions The base nüvi 55 doesn't include lifetime map or traffic updates, so you won't be able to get alternate routes if you're stuck in a traffic jam. You have to upgrade to the nüvi 55LM ($159.99) to get lifetime map...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Garmin nüvi 30

 

Product not yet reviewed by PCMag editors.

As a rule, Garmin devices also offer robust point-of-interest (POI) search, including good category breakdowns, as well as searches that update in real time as you drive, complete with compass directions. We didn't review the nüvi 30 specifically, but...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Garmin nüvi 40

 

Product not yet tested by PCMag editors.

As a rule, Garmin devices also offer robust point-of-interest (POI) search, including good category breakdowns, as well as searches that update in real time as you drive, complete with compass directions. We didn't review the nüvi 40 specifically, but...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Craig Ellison (pcmag.com)

Garmin nüvi 500

 

The nüvi 500 is a good crossover choice for those who can't afford or don't want to carry separate dedicated automotive and outdoor enthusiast GPS devices.

Rechargeable, user-replaceable battery. IPX7-rated waterproof. Integrated with geocaching.com, a Web site that tracks geocaches. Topographic maps are included.

Lacks text-to-speech conversion in automotive mode. Poor track log handling. Distance to destination didn't work in compass mode. No Bluetooth phone integration.

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Jul, 2008

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Craig Ellison (pcmag.com)

Garmin nüvi 880

 

The Garmin nüvi 880 is the first portable GPS with full speech recognition capabilities.

Accurate speech recognition. Voice commands control virtually all menu functions. Text-to-speech conversion. Multisegment routing. Excellent Bluetooth phone interface.

Expensive.

More GPS Device Reviews: • Garmin DriveAssist 50LMT• Trax Play• Scout GPS (for iPhone)• InRoute (for iPhone)• Garmin U.S.A. (for iPhone)• more

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Craig Ellison (pcmag.com)

Garmin nüvi 250

 

Garmin's nüvi 250 is more affordable than older versions, but not as functional.

Familiar Garmin menu system. Preloaded with maps. Includes some travel kit features.

No text-to-speech conversion. Less-sensitive GPS receiver than the 300 series.

i also noticed that my 250 test unit did not use a state-of-the-art sirfstariii receiver module such as the one found in the 350. garmin describes the 250's receiver, without a brand name, as simply a "sensitive gps receiver," which sounds to me as if...

Apr, 2007

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Craig Ellison (pcmag.com)

Garmin nüvi 680

 

Garmin's super-capable GPS goes way beyond an ordinary navigation device.

Location-based services provide real-time information on traffic, weather, gas prices, and movies. Sensitive receiver. Great 4.3-inch screen.

Pricey. Optional packages such as Fodor's and language guides drive up the price. Not all theaters and gas stations report live data to MSN Direct.

Jan, 2007

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Craig Ellison (pcmag.com)

Garmin nüvi 350

 

Excellent GPS sensitivity and function coupled with new Travel Kit features make the nüvi 350 an excellent electronic travel companion.

Small, lightweight, and easy to use. Preloaded with map and Points of Interest data. Great GPS receiver sensitivity. Fast satellite-acquisition time. Good battery life.

Optional Language ($74.99) and Travel ($75 per region) guides make the total package fairly pricey. No playlist support for MP3 player.

like all of garmin's recently released automotive gps products, the nüvi 350 is extremely easy to use. the only button on it is the power on/off button; all features and functions are accessed via the touch screen. like other garmin products, the main...

Nov, 2005

Product Specifications

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed

Display

Display:TFT
Display Diagonal:4.3
Display Resolution:480 x 272
Display size (HxV):2.3 x 3.8
Display size (HxV) (imperial):2.3 x 3.8
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Energy Management

Battery life (max):2
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

GPS Type

Auto: Yes
Aviation: No
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt): No
Marine (chartplotters, sounders): No
Outdoor (hiking, trekking): No
Sport (fitness, running): No

Navigation

Photo navigation: Yes
Route avoidance: Yes
Traffic Message Channel (TMC): No

Networking

Bluetooth: No

Other Features

Basemap: No
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP\nMac OS X 10.4
Interface:USB

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery life (max):2
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Technical Details

Calculator: No
Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed
Image viewer: No
MP3-player: No
Number of Waypoints:1000
World travel clock: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.709
Height:3.11
Weight:5.22
Width:4.88