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Garmin Nuvi 270

Garmin Nuvi 270
alaScore 77

1554 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1554 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size and screen. The performance and value for money are also mentioned favorably.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin Nuvi 270 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin Nuvi 270

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 32 user reviews of Garmin Nuvi 270 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Garmin Nuvi 270 Satellite Navigation System With European & American Mapping

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Amazon.com review summary for Garmin Nuvi 270

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1458 user reviews of Garmin Nuvi 270 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

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

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Garmin Nuvi 270

 

The Garmin Nuvi series of GPS devices enjoys a fair number of fans. The Nuvi 660 and the Nuvi 350 have earned an average of 7.5 and 8.6 user ratings, respectively. And it's not hard to see why. These ultraportable gadgets not only serve as navigation...

The Garmin Nuvi 200 boasts a compact design and is easy to use. It offers accurate directions and some nice tools for the traveler.

Though the Nuvi 200 is more affordable than other models in the series, we wish the price was slightly lower based on the included feature set.

The Garmin Nuvi 200 series offers drivers and travelers a more budget-friendly version of the popular portable navigation devices, but we think the price is still slightly high for what you get.

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Garmin Nüvi 270 Review

 

When my son decided that he wanted to start his own self employed carpentering business, I knew that he would be traveling around the state a lot, often to places he had never been before, so I decided to buy him the Nuvi 270 for a congratulatory...

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Garmin Nuvi 270 Reviews

 

If you are looking for something affordable yet still incredibly functional, then look know further then this nifty little unit says many of the available garmin nuvi 270 reviews around the internet. It has many of the upscale features that the higher...

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Garmin nuvi 270 review

 

The Garmin nuvi 270 is the transatlantic offering in Garmin's new entry-level nuvi lineup. Equipped with a 3.5" screen, the nuvi 270 includes pre-loaded maps of the U.S., Canada and Europe (see coverage map below). Other units in the 200 series have...

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"This is a nice device as long as the maps are current."

 

The NA and European maps are really a nice thing to have even if used occasionally. I would buy this unit again especially since I bought it at a great price on sale.

The unit is great in cities that don't change street patterns often. Street addresses are accurate and so are map displays. I have used this unit in the USA, Spain, Poland and Czech Republic with great success. Volume adjustments could be easier though.

In countries with rapidly expanding freeways and building of autobahns, updated maps are required. The unit does not sometimes know whether the road shown on the map is paved, dirt or just a farm road. As far as it is concerned a road is a road is a road

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"at times extremely slow connecting to a bird overhead"

 

buy another GPS system

compact, user interface is easy

extremely slow connecting to a satellite; on a trip to Yosemite it wanted to turn right, which would have been off a cliff.

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"at times extremely slow connecting to a bird overhead"

 

buy another GPS system 

compact, user interface is easy

extremely slow connecting to a satellite; on a trip to Yosemite it wanted to turn right, which would have been off a cliff

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Garmin Nuvi 270

 

buy another GPS system

compact, user interface is easy

extremely slow connecting to a satellite; on a trip to Yosemite it wanted to turn right, which would have been off a cliff

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"Great for NA, decent for Europe"

 

I would get it if u need the euro maps. Its great. It works, and its cheap. but if you dont need the euro maps, get another model.

Been using around Toronto, Canada, has been spot on, no complaints. Took it to Europe for a Trip, worked great in Amsterdam, Prague, Barcelona and Paris. Its small and battery life is great.

The start up time is slow. For europe it would take 2 to 15 mins to get a satellite signal. Really depends where you are. It did not work well in London. And sometimes it would be off by one street so read the signs yourself.

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"Very easy to use. Easy entry of data."

 

Nice reliable device. Very easy to use. Great entry device. Too expensive for the limited features that it provides but still a very solid device.

Data entry is very easy with big easy to hit numbers and letters. Very intuitive. Easy map update. Has never frozen up. My sister borrowed it and learned how to use it in 5 mins. Drove from CO to VT and loved it. Now she wants one too.

Rather crude map in comparison to my Nextar. For the price, I would expect TTS. Even newest maps have errors not seen on my other GPS.

Product Specifications

The sleek, portable nuvi 270 is a GPS navigator and traveler's reference packed with features that you want. It is your pocket-sized personal travel assistant ready for adventure. Like the rest of the nuvi 200-series, you?re just a few screen taps away from anywhere. Features Easy, touchscreen interface Bright 3.5" diagonal color display; 320 x 240 pixels; QVGA TFT display, with white backlight Turn by turn directions with voice guidance Preloaded with City Navigator North America NT - includes detailed maps of North America and Europe High sensitivity GPS receiver for improved performance and reception Trip computer records mileage, max speed, total time and more Built-in travel kit includes features such as picture viewer, world clock, currency and measurement converters and calculator SD memory card expansion slot Includes Garmin Lock anti theft feature Configurable vehicle icons allows users to select a fun, customized car shaped icon, users can download additional choices from Offers a 3D mapping perspective or 2D overhead view Built-in lithium ion battery Battery life: Up to five hours depending on usage Includes sturdy suction cup mount that allows for easy adjustment and quick release Simplified PC connectivity, similar to a digital camera, using USB mass storage with access to either the SD card slot or to the units internal memory directly from your PC desktop. With the POI loader program, users can set up proximity alerts for school zones, safety cameras, create custom POIs and more. Dimensions: 3.8"W x 0.8"D x 2.8"H Weight: 5.2 oz Model Number: 010-00621-30

Battery

Run Time (Up To):5hour(s)

Built-in Display

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.8in
Height:2.8in
Weight:5.2oz
Width:3.8in

GPS Software

Maps Included:Europe / Hawaii / North America / Puerto Rico

GPS System

Connectivity:USB
Recommended Use:Automotive
SBAS:WAAS
Type:GPS receiver

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Manufacturer:Garmin
Model:270
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin n

Navigation

Waypoints:500
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