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Garmin NUVI 2300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 reviews of Garmin NUVI 2300. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the maps and size. The price and performance also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the design and reliability.

usability, performance, price, size, maps

reliability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin NUVI 2300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin NUVI 2300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 user reviews of Garmin NUVI 2300 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the design. The price is also appreciated. The size and reliability get negative reviews, while there are some mixed opinions about the screen and performance.

usability, price, design

reliability, size

55% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Nuvi 2300LT 4.3" Sat Nav with UK and Ireland Maps and Free Lifetime TrafficGarmin Nuvi 2300LT 4.3" Sat Nav with UK and Ireland Maps and Free Lifetime Traffic

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin NUVI 2300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 user reviews of Garmin NUVI 2300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the size and maps. The price and performance also get good feedback. The design and reliability get critical opinions. Opinions are divided on the route planning.

usability, performance, price, maps, size

reliability, design

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin nüvi 2300LM 4.3-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Maps UpdatesGarmin nüvi 2300LM 4.3-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Maps Updates

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Rich Owings (gpstracklog.com)

Garmin nuvi 2300LM

 

The Garmin nüvi 2300LM is a lower-level model in Garmin's new 2300 series, bringing some of the best features from the top of the line 3700 series, minus the exorbitant price tag, including the ability to learn your preferred routes.

Powered mount ; myTrends learns preferred routes for routine trips ; Customization options ; Speed limit display, warnings and adjustment ; Multi-destination routing

The only negative comments I’ve really had about the 2300 series involved the trafficTrends historical road speed database and the limited Junction View coverage, features missing from the 2300LM, so I don't really have anything bad to say about this unit

Garmin has rolled out another winner with the 23xx series, incorporating the best features from their top of the line units and providing additional features, while keeping the price tag reasonable. There is very little here not to like. Highly...

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: Me (newegg.com)

a must have

 

It takes me to the cities I need to go flashily.

Best GPS I have ever had

N/A

Nov, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

GARMIN nuvi 2300

 

none

the cable and GPS don't even match! the attitude of the customer service sucks also. don't allow me to return the product! don't understand why they can make such a huge mistake

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: JG (newegg.com)

Nice GPS.. Wrong Adapter

 

The GPS is great

The GPS was shipped with the incorrect adapter.. I have read similar problems about garmin nuvi 3500 orders from Costco. Not really sure where the mix-up is

Oct, 2012

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Cheap

 

I already owned a SteetPilot that I liked fine; but it is several years old and the cost to updates maps from Garmin is exorbitant. I was surprised at the lack of cables and carrying case, the Street pilot had both.

Works fine as a GPS

As mentioned by others, the cable from the GPS to the PC is not provided. Also there is no headphone connector

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: James451 (newegg.com)

kidding, right?

 

Dunno; cannot connect the device

This is a joke, right? The unit requires a "mini" usb cable to connect to the computer. Guess what: it is not included in the box! No cable. You can buy one from them for $25 and wait another week for it to arrive. Every other bleeding device I have,...

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: Fancop (tigerdirect.com)

A Great GPS

 

I bought this GPS because my daughter is new to the area. It works well. She hansn't gotten lost yet. The Delivery was fast. I got it within 2 days of ordering it.

May, 2012

Consumer review by: TomTomWasBetter, (tigerdirect.com)

Software Problem

 

Item works fine if I travel two states away from home. It does not recognize my home state, even after several updates and hours of downloads.

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: ChasMan (tigerdirect.com)

Meets my requirements

 

I have owned two earlier models of Garmin GPS units. The latest was the Nuvi 265 and this unit is not as great as that one was. Garmin has changed the software a bit but it results in smaller characters on the display that are more difficult to read. I...

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: boesigergreg@comcast.net (tigerdirect.com)

Not so smart

 

Over all this gets you where you need to go; but it will take you down a city street with traffic signals for miles that parallels an expressway. The voice commands are a little distorted.

Feb, 2012
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Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Camera

Built-in camera: No

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld/Fixed

Display

Backlight display: Yes
Display:LCD / TFT
Display Diagonal:4.3
Display Resolution:480 x 272
Display size (HxV):2.25 x 3.81 / 3.81 x 2.25
Display size (HxV) (imperial):2.25 x 3.81 / 3.81 x 2.25
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Energy Management

Battery life (max):2.5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power source type:Battery / Battery, Cigar lighter

GPS Type

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

GPS type

Bicycle:N

Map

Ability to add maps: Yes
Map coverage:Central Europe / Ireland, United Kingdom / No
Map storage:Internal storage
Map view options:2D
Maps included: Yes

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Storage media type:SSD

Navigation

3D landmarks: No
Auto re-route: Yes
Choice of route setup: Yes
FM traffic compatible: Yes
Live service: No
Photo navigation: Yes
Route avoidance: Yes
Routes quantity:100
Speed limits: Yes
Traffic Message Channel (TMC): No

Networking

Bluetooth:No / Yes

Other Features

Basemap: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP, Mac OS X 10.4 / Windows XP\nMac OS X 10.4
Interface:USB

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery life (max):2.5
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Power source type:Battery / Battery, Cigar lighter

Radio

Supported bands: No
Supported radio bands:Not supported

Software

Mac operating systems supported:Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional / Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Technical Details

Alarm clock: No
Announces street names: Yes
Anti-theft function: Yes
Calculator: Yes
Color of product:Black
FM Transmitter: No
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld/Fixed
Image viewer: Yes
Interface Type:Touch Screen
MP3-player: No
Number of Waypoints:1000
Spoken street names:Y
Waypoints: Yes
World travel clock: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.591
Height:2.99
Weight:5.01
Width:4.76