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Garmin N??vi 1300 Local

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 reviews of Garmin N??vi 1300 Local. 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. Opinions about the size and design are overall positive. The price and screen are also mentioned favorably. The route planning and performance get negative comments. There are mixed comments on the reliability and maps.

usability, screen, price, design, size

performance, route planning

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin N??vi 1300 Local is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Garmin N??vi 1300 Local from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Comments about the reliability and design are on the whole positive. The screen and price also get good feedback. The route planning and performance get negative reviews. Reviews are divided on the maps.

usability, price, screen, design, reliability

performance, route planning

94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Garmin n?vi 1300 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Map Updates

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (

nice garmin, read the book.


I didn't buy it in this particular bundle; I bought mine (from Newegg for about a hundred bucks) with lifetime map updates at no additional cost.

This is a handy unit to have, there are many ways to customize the way it helps you. I would urge you to thumb through the book if it gives you any grief, such as the previous poster. There is a way to set it, as to avoid toll roads, and highways ;...

The touch screen isn't as sensitive as my last model of garmin. Otherwise, it's a great little unit. I removed one egg for this, and the ungainly-ness of their fuel consumption software

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (

I give up - switching brands


We will switch back to the competitors brand and never purchase Garmin again. The software to us seems flawed.

Talking street names ; You can change voice and vehicle icon with seasonal downloads for free

If you already know where you are going and have checked the maps before leaving then you might be okay ; But what is the point of a GPS if I have to know where I am going first ; You set the route logic as either shortest time or shortest distance in...

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (

Do not buy


Do not buy!

Nice looking, big screen, and some nice features

Slow, freezes, restarts all by itself, and definitely not as user friendly as my old tomtom one

Nov, 2011

Product Specifications


FM Transmitter: No
FM Tuner: No
Telephone Included: No
TV-Tuner: No


Bluetooth: No
Internet Connectivity: No
iPod Control: No
USB: Yes


Display Technology:TFT Display
Monitor Format:16:9
Monitor Type:Fixed Monitor
Touchscreen:One-Point Touch

General Features

Category:Portable Navigation Device
Size in DIN:Not Applicable


3D Elevation Mode: No
3D Landmarks: No
Lane Assistant: No
Map Coverage:Single countries
Map Provider:Navteq
Map Sharing: No
Map Storage Medium:On board Flash Memory
Pedestrian Mode:Advanced Mode
Reality View: No
Text-to-Speech: Yes
Traffic Message Channel:Traffic Info ready
Voice Control: No


CD Player / Recorder: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
MP3 Playback: No