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Garmin GPS V GPS Receiver

Garmin GPS V GPS Receiver
alaScore 83

1129 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1129 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the voice guidance and value for money are on the whole positive. The screen and usability are also appreciated.

performance, usability, screen, value for money, voice guidance

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

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin GPS V GPS Receiver

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 60 user reviews of Garmin GPS V GPS Receiver from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk.

usability, performance, screen, memory, route planning

57% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Amazon.com review summary for Garmin GPS V GPS Receiver

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 759 user reviews of Garmin GPS V GPS Receiver from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com.

performance, usability, value for money, screen, voice guidance

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Garmin GPS V

 

Pocket pal Weighing a mere nine ounces, the GPS V is small enough to fit in a shirt pocket and can be used in the car or in the great outdoors. On the face of the unit, eight rubberized function buttons make it easy to scroll through the various menus...

Small; lightweight; good battery life; accurate positioning.

No add-on memory; limited map-storage capabilities; additional maps cost extra.

The GPS V's turn-by-turn driving directions and ease of use makes this device an ideal travel companion.

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Garmin GPS V Review

 

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Issues with Garmin Products

 

Give serious thought to your decision before purchasing a Garmin product. My nuvi 265WT is great ... when it works. After dealing with a number of software problems and downloads over the first year, 4 months over the warranty and it has completely...

Can be good - when it works

Major issue with how problems are handled

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"Issues with Garmin Products"

 

Give serious thought to your decision before purchasing a Garmin product. My nuvi 265WT is great ... when it works. After dealing with a number of software problems and downloads over the first year, 4 months over the warranty and it has completely...

Can be good - when it works.

Major issue with how problems are handled.

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"Great all around unit"

 

I love my GPS V as my go-to all around GPS solution. It mounts to my bike, in my car, on my sailboat, is small and will fit easily in small pockets in my hiking backpack and is lightweight. Being water proof and very well built, it will take the knocks...

Gray scale=long battery life, can change orientation of screen, stays locked on sats even in congested areas, water proof to 1 meter, rugged buttons, good screen resolution, variety of mounts to suit almost any application available

gray scale can be hard to read, backlight kills battery fast, being an older unit, parts are harder to find, adequate but non-expandable memory, screen size a little on the small side for dashboard mount use in vehicles

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Great all around unit

 

I love my GPS V as my go-to all around GPS solution. It mounts to my bike, in my car, on my sailboat, is small and will fit easily in small pockets in my hiking backpack and is lightweight. Being water proof and very well built, it will take the knocks...

Gray scale=long battery life, can change orientation of screen, stays locked on sats even in congested areas, water proof to 1 meter, rugged buttons, good screen resolution, variety of mounts to suit almost any application available

gray scale can be hard to read, backlight kills battery fast, being an older unit, parts are harder to find, adequate but non-expandable memory, screen size a little on the small side for dashboard mount use in vehicles

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Garmin GPS V

 

I love my GPS V as my go-to all around GPS solution. It mounts to my bike, in my car, on my sailboat, is small and will fit easily in small pockets in my hiking backpack and is lightweight. Being water proof and very well built, it will take the knocks...

Gray scale=long battery life, can change orientation of screen, stays locked on sats even in congested areas, water proof to 1 meter, rugged buttons, good screen resolution, variety of mounts to suit almost any application available

gray scale can be hard to read, backlight kills battery fast, being an older unit, parts are harder to find, adequate but non-expandable memory, screen size a little on the small side for dashboard mount use in vehicles

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Great entry level device with a little of everything

 

In short, this is the best unit you can get for the money. ($230-500 range). There is only one other unit (from garmin, at least) that is more portable, that still possesses the "route mapping" feature of this one. (GPS 60 and GPS 72 series,...

Affordable; Durable; Relatively portable; FULLY customizable menus (power utilization, screen views, etc.); Includes map CD ($139 value); Routable basemap (driving directions); Waterproof to 1 meter

Grey Screen; No electronic compass; No altimeter; SLOW data transfer to PC; Relatively small onboard memory for map storage; Doesn't float; "OK" battery life

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"Great entry level device with a little of everything"

 

In short, this is the best unit you can get for the money. ($230-500 range).

Affordable; Durable; Relatively portable; FULLY customizable menus (power utilization, screen views, etc.); Includes map CD ($139 value); Routable basemap (driving directions); Waterproof to 1 meter.

Grey Screen; No electronic compass; No altimeter; SLOW data transfer to PC; Relatively small onboard memory for map storage; Doesn't float; "OK" battery life

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"awsome for the price. but it has its flaws."

 

the GPS V i bought on e-bay for only 150$ was a great deal. the maps are easy to read. the options are endless. and it only takes a day or so to learn everything about the GPS system. the detailed maps you can download to the device are expensive...

full mapping, navigation, great reception.

slow. not the most accurate. small display

Product Specifications

The GPS V is one versatile navigator that delivers automatic routing, detailed mapping and WAAS capability - all in a compact handheld GPS. It comes with the MapSource City Select CD, which gives you access to detailed street-level maps with locations of restaurants, hotels and other services. Use the GPS V to look up a location and it will automatically calculate a route and guide you to your destination with turn-by-turn directions and audible beeps that alert you to upcoming turns. You can even switch the display from horizontal, for mounting on a bike or a vehicle dash, to vertical for handheld use. The GPS V accepts up to 19 megabytes of downloaded map detail.

Battery

Run Time (Up To):25hour(s)

Built-in Display

Resolution:256 x 160

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.6in
Height:2.3in
Weight:9oz
Width:5in

GPS Software

Maps Included:North America

GPS System

Connectivity:Serial
DGPS:DGPS ready
GPS Functions / Services:Distance / ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) / Speed / Time/date
Receiver:12 channel
Recommended Use:Automotive / Hiking / Marine
SBAS:WAAS
Type:GPS receiver

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Garmin
Model:V/V Deluxe
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin GPS

Miscellaneous

Waterproof: Yes

Navigation

Routes:20
Tracklog Points:1900
Waypoints:500
Waypoints per route:50
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