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Garmin Nuvi 1240

alaTest has collected and analyzed 155 reviews of Garmin Nuvi 1240. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the durability and maps. The price and performance are also appreciated.

usability, performance, price, maps, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Nuvi 1240 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 user reviews of Garmin Nuvi 1240 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Reviews about the durability and maps are overall positive. The performance and price also get good comments.

usability, price, performance, maps, durability

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Nuvi 1240 3.5" Sat Nav with UK and Western Europe MapsGarmin Nuvi 1240 3.5" Sat Nav with UK and Western Europe Maps

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : James Morris (

Garmin nuvi 1240 Sat-Nav


Garmin's entry-level sat-nav packs in an impressive feature set for a good price.

Like the 1490T, the 1240 also supports cityXplorer maps when in pedestrian mode. Although most pedestrian settings will create routes which include pathways road vehicles cannot traverse, the mapping will usually miss out numerous potential gaps you...

May, 2011

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Garmin nuvi 1240 review


It's tiny, but don't let that distract you from this satnav's sizeable attractions

Grown-up performance from an incredibly small device – perfect for the regular Euro traveller

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : mfereday (

Garmin Navi 1240 : Gamin Nuvi 1240


While I have checked out a number of GPS devices in the past, I was not prepared for my initial introduction to a unit from Garmin.

Various settings for map details are available and there is a choice of Track Up, North Up or 3-D map views. An audio warning can be turned on to advice you when approaching any known safety (speed) cameras. Other features include an ecoRoute module,...

Aug, 2010

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Garmin Nuvi 1240 review


This time, I am not examining an enhanced GPS device, but the Garmin Nüvi 1240, a compact car navigation system. The Nüvi 1240 has some nice extras to offer. For example, if you want to practice 'The New Driving', you can select: 'Challenge economical...

Sep, 2009

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Gamin Nuvi 1240


great review

Product Specifications

The IBM TotalStorage FAStT FC2-133 Host Bus Adapter is a 2 GB high-performance, direct memory access (DMA), bus master, Fiber Channel host adapter designed for high-end systems. The function and performance are derived from the ISP2312, making this IBM TotalStorage FAStT FC2-133 Host Bus Adapter a leading-edge host adapter. The ISP2312 chip combines a powerful, reduced instruction set computer (RISC) processor, a Fiber Channel protocol manager (FPM) with one 2 GB Fiber Channel transceiver, and a peripheral component interconnect (PCI) or peripheral component interconnect-extended (PCI-X) local bus interface in a single-chip solution. The IBM TotalStorage FAStT FC2-133 Host Bus Adapter supports all Fiber Channel (FC) peripheral devices that support private-loop direct attach (PLDA) and fabric-loop attach (FLA).


Form Factor:Handheld


Display Diagonal:3.5
Display Resolution:320 x 240
Touch screen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery life (max):4
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


Model:FC2-133 Host Bus Adapter
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:IBM TotalStorage FAStT


Bluetooth: No
Connectivity Technology:Wired
Data Link Protocol:2Gb Fibre Channel
Data Transfer Rate:2.12Gbps
Form Factor:Plug-in card
Interface (Bus) Type:PCI-X / 133 MHz
Type:Host bus adapter

Other Features


Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Battery life (max):4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Technical Details

Form Factor:Handheld
Image viewer: Yes
Interface Type:Touch Screen
Number of Waypoints:1000

Weight & Dimensions