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Garmin nuvi 1260T

alaTest has collected and analyzed 334 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and screen. The performance and value for money are also mentioned favorably, but the build quality and reliability get less positive reviews.

usability, value for money, performance, screen, size

reliability, build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin nuvi 1260T is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Garmin nuvi 1260T

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 313 user reviews of Garmin nuvi 1260T from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, performance, screen, size

reliability, build quality

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin nüvi 1260/1260T 3.5-Inch Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime TrafficGarmin nüvi 1260/1260T 3.5-Inch Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator with TrafficGarmin n?vi 1260/1260T 3.5-Inch Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Traffic

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Garmin n?vi 1260T

 

Most GPS devices today support multiple vehicle profiles, including one for pedestrian modewhich is often just an automobile mode that avoids highways and ignores one-way streets. But Garmin's new nüvi 1260T ($299.99 list) changes all that. When...

Small form factor. Enhanced pedestrian mode. Subscription-free lifetime traffic

Expensive. Pedestrian mode doesn't use moving maps if GPS signal is available. Public transportation routes with optional cityXplorer could be improved

The pedestrian-friendly Garmin n?vi 1260T is thinner, sleeker, and more expensive than the 265T. Unless you plan to use the enhanced pedestrian mode and purchase optional maps, you're better off with the otherwise similar 265T.

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Review: Garmin Nuvi 1260T GPS device

 

A very capable 3.5-inch navigator with a good Bluetooth phone interface. Larger screen devices with similar feature sets are available at similar or lower prices.

Other than screen size, there are just a few. First, the 1260T has a Bluetooth interface that's not included on the 1350T. For some, the lack of a Bluetooth phone interface could be a deal-breaker. The other major difference is that the 1260T lacks...

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Garmin nuvi 1260T

 

The Garmin nüvi 1260T is a mid-level unit in a recently introduced line of Garmin GPS navigators. All of the units in the 1200, 1300 and 1400 series come with customizable data fields and the ability to utilize the pedestrian and mass transit features...

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Garmin nuvi 1260 GPS unit

 

An entry level GPS unit with a downsized display, Garmin's nuvi 1260 is ideal for anyone on a budget. For a reasonable $349, the nuvi 1260 includes a ...

Compact size, good navigational experience, fast GPS fix and re-routing times, Bluetooth hands-free speakerphone, ecoRoute function

Small screen, no lane guidance, maps lack a little detail

The inclusion of a Bluetooth hands-free speakerphone makes the Garmin nuvi 1260 GPS unit good value for money. If the smaller display and the limitations it brings doesn't concern you, then this GPS unit offers an excellent navigational experience for...

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Garmin Nuvi 1260T review

 

Over the past few years, larger screens have been the trend for dashboard GPS devices. Devices with a 4.3in screen have almost completely replaced devices with 3.5in screens. Still, some people might prefer a smaller-screen device. And, often, but not...

If you're looking specifically for a 3.5in navigation device with a Bluetooth phone interface, the Garmin Nuvi 1260T is a good choice. If, however, Bluetooth isn't your main focus, there are better-value alternatives available elsewhere. Shop carefully...

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Works great.

 

I have used a handful of GPS navigation toys and have to say this one works the best for the car. Small but big enough to see the screen clearly. The Free map upgrade when registering is a plus. Can download some fun stuff. Custom cars and voices are a...

Non

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GARMIN nüvi 1260T 3.5" GPS Navigation

 

Good All round GPS and its small

Cant say nothing it yet

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Garmin

 

If you are planning to get a smart Android phone. This will be redundant. I just got an Android phone, and I am very happy about it...plus the GPS works great..

I am very happy about this. Once I got it, i update the map to the latest version. I believe it is 2012

Nothing so far

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Good unit

 

You can't go wrong with Garmin. It has taken me to the door of many places I would have had a hard time finding without it.

This is a good unit, lifetime free traffic in exchange for some minor popup ads. If you don't need traffic it is easily turned off. Unit can get one free map update when you get it. The hand free blue tooth is very handy for hand-free talking when...

Not any so far

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Pretty good

 

Big screen, slim, fast, not annoying in directions, clear loud voice. I like its FM Traffic feature - helps a lot

The screen may be too sensitive to fingers passing by. I had two occasions when it zoomed out unexpectedly

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Product Specifications

The nüvi 1260T features an ultra-slim design, enhanced user interface, ecoRoute, public transit mode and tex-to-speech. The nüvi's enhanced user interface features improved graphics and a new slide control for menu operation.

Battery

Run Time (Up To):4hour(s)

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:3.5"
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9 cm
Resolution:320 x 240

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.6in
Height:3in
Weight:4oz
Width:3.7in

GPS Software

Maps Included:North America

GPS System

Connectivity:Bluetooth / USB
GPS Functions / Services:Distance / Elevation / Time/date
Recommended Use:Automotive / Hiking
Traffic Services:MSN Direct / TMC (Traffic Message Channel)
Type:GPS receiver

Header

Manufacturer:Garmin
Model:1260T
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin n

Navigation

Routes:0
Waypoints:1000
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