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Garmin nuvi

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1129 reviews of Garmin nuvi. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People really like the maps and screen. The price and performance also get good views. There are some critical reviews about the route planning.

usability, performance, price, screen, maps

route planning

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin nuvi is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin nuvi

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 133 user reviews of Garmin nuvi from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the size and reliability are overall positive. The price and performance also get good comments, but some have doubts about the route planning.

usability, performance, price, reliability, size

route planning

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Nuvi 300 GPS Navigation System With UK MappingGarmin Nuvi 300 GPS Navigation System With UK Mapping

Aug, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin nuvi

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 525 user reviews of Garmin nuvi 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 maps and screen. The price and performance also get good feedback. Views are divided on the memory. There are some less positive opinions about the route planning and reliability.

usability, performance, price, screen, maps

reliability, route planning

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin nüvi 1300LM 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator (Discontinued by Manufacturer)Garmin nüvi 1300LM 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Antuan Goodwin (cnet.com)

Garmin nüvi Prestige review: Garmin nüvi Prestige

 

Editors' note: Garmin's Nuvi 3490 LMT features an interface that is similar to that of the recently reviewed Garmin Nuvi 2495 LMT and hardware that is similar to the Nuvi 3790T. Where applicable, portions of each of those reviews have been used in this...

The Garmin Nuvi 3490 LMT features an improved interface, snappy performance, and a svelte form factor. Garmin's truly hands-free voice command system is one of the best in the portable navigation business. Lifetime map updates and 3D Traffic Digital...

Bluetooth connection doesn't sync with the phone's address book. At $400, this is a very pricey PND.

The Garmin Nuvi 3490 LMT packs every trick in Garmin's book into an ultra-thin chassis, but the high MSRP will deter some.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Antuan Goodwin (cnet.com)

Garmin Nuvi Advanced review

 

Garmin Nuvi Advanced

The Garmin Nuvi 2495LMT 's updated interface makes searching for destinations and navigation both faster and more precise. Garmin's truly hands-free voice command system is one of the best in the portable navigation business. Lifetime map and traffic...

The Bluetooth connection doesn't sync with a phone's address book. Slow map rendering hinders overall performance.

With its improved interface, the Garmin Nuvi 2495LMT (Advanced Series) is as easy to use as earlier models, while offering a good blend of advanced features at a reasonable price.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Jamie Lendino (pcmag.com)

Garmin nüvi 1300LM

 

Product not yet reviewed by PCMag editors.

As a rule, Garmin devices also offer robust point-of-interest (POI) search, including good category breakdowns, as well as searches that update in real time as you drive, complete with compass directions. We didn't review the nüvi 1300LM specifically,...

Nov, 2011

Expert review by : Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

Garmin Nuvi 700 review

 

Garmin Nuvi 700

The Garmin Nuvi 760 portable navigation system features text-to-speech functionality and useful location features that help you find nearby services. The system also has a wide screen, a built-in transmitter, and other travel tools. Bluetooth...

The Nuvi 760 was occasionally sluggish to alert us to turns and to calculate routes. It's also a bit pricey.

The Garmin Nuvi 760 delivers beautifully on almost every front, but the portable navigation system hits a speed bump with its sluggish performance.

Jul, 2009

Expert review by : Suzanne Humphries (toptenreviews.com)

Garmin nuvi 57 Review

 

The Garmin nuvi 57 is a bare-bones navigation device without the fancy extras like voice navigation and a high-definition, capacitive touchscreen. Despite that, it handles navigational duties just as well as the most expensive car GPS units do, though...

It comes with 10 million points of interest preloaded.

This particular model lacks lifetime maps and traffic alerts, so you’ll have to pay to update them or upgrade to a different model.

The Garmin nuvi 57 is a good value for those wanting a simple GPS unit without the extras.

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Rory Buckeridge (techradar.com)

Garmin Nuvi 2699 review

 

You'll love the reliability, but there are infuriations too

Intuitive controls ; Smart app integration ; Bluetooth phone link

Unreliable traffic information ; Limited voice control ; Touch counter-intuitively required while driving

A sturdy, full function machine that has the premium product whiff and a raft of crowd pleasing functions. Imperfect traffic alerts and voice control frustrate, but this still easily outperforms any smartphone-and-app combos as a navigator. The Garmin...

Dec, 2014

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"WORTHLESS TO ME - WON'T PROGRAM TO GO TO NATIONAL PARKS"

 

WORTHLESS TO ME - WON'T PROGRAM TO GO TO NATIONAL PARKS - I need my GPS to go to National Parks. I tried to program it for Grand Canyon, Zion, and Bryce National Parks, and the map update I purchased three days ago can't find any of them. I contacted...

Looks nice

WILL NOT PROGRAM FOR THE NATIONAL PARKS I WANT O GO TO...

Sep, 2013

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"Superior Superior !"

 

This tiny device recognizes your voice, learns your routes, conveys you around traffic and alerts you to trouble ahead. The speech recognition is simply superior, no more saying numbers of the house 4 times. Ever! Safety performance and lifetime...

Simply the best.

Slow start up.

Apr, 2013

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"Nice GPS receiver! Always great at GPS receiving!"

 

Compare to other online car gps such as Eonon, Garmin, Tomtom are doing better on GPS receiving, while not so much better on in car entertainment comparing to Eonon car dvd player!

Good GPS receiver with useful and correct map. I also have used other car gps such as Eonon and other car gps bought online.

It only supports GPS receiving, if it can support other in car entertainment functions, then it will be great!

Dec, 2012

Consumer review (cnet.com)

"Has options that are not compatible with iPhone"

 

I bought, tried out and returned it for its incompatibility with iPhone 4S and for not having more options/choices with voices for guidance. I mean for as much as the price tag, gotta give me something extra rather than simply get very minimal for...

Great maps

Late recalculation

Sep, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):N / Y
Built-in speakers:No / Yes

Camera

Built-in camera: No

Certificates

Certification:RoHS
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Green / Black, Grey / Silver
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld / Handheld/Fixed / Plug-in

Display

Backlight display: Yes
Display:LCD / TFT
Display Diagonal:3.5 / 4.3 / 5 / 6.1
Display Resolution:320 x 240 / 480 x 272 / 800 x 480
Display size (HxV):2.1 x 2.8 / 2.3 x 3.8 / 2.5 x 4.4 / 3.81 x 2.25 / 4.4 x 2.5 / 72 x 136
Display size (HxV) (imperial):2.1 x 2.8 / 2.3 x 3.8 / 2.5 x 4.4 / 3.81 x 2.25 / 4.4 x 2.5 / 72 x 136
Placement supported:Horizontal/Vertical
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y
Widescreen:No / Yes

Energy Management

Battery life (max):1 / 2 / 2.5 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 8
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:rechargable / Rechargeable
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery / Battery, Cigar lighter / Cigar lighter / USB

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3

GPS Type

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

GPS type

Bicycle:N

Map

Ability to add maps: Yes
Map coverage:All Europe / All Europe, North America / Central Europe / Czech Republic / North America / Russia
Map storage:Internal storage / Memory Card
Map view options:2D / 2D, 3D / 3D
Maps included: Yes
Voice maps: Yes

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash) / SD
Internal storage capacity:2
Storage media type:Flash / SSD

Navigation

3D landmarks:No / Yes
Address input:Street
Auto re-route: Yes
Automatic routing: Yes
Choice of route setup: Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
FM traffic compatible: Yes
Live service:No / Yes
Live Traffic Message Channel (TMC):N / Y
Photo navigation:No / Yes
Route avoidance: Yes
Routes quantity:10 / 100
Speed limits:No / Yes
Traffic Message Channel (TMC):No / Yes
Voice commands: Yes

Networking

Bluetooth:No / Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-20 - 55
Operating temperature range (T-T):-20 - 55

Other Features

Basemap: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000 +\nMac OS X 10.4 + / Windows 2000 or later and Mac OS X 10.4 / Windows 2000, Mac OS X 10.4 / Windows XP +\nMac 10.4 + / Windows XP\nMac OS X 10.4 / Windows XP\nMac OS X 10.4 +
GPS receiver:Y
Interface:USB
Keyboard type:QWERTY / ABC

Packaging Content

Cables included:CI / CI, USB / Mini-USB, USB / USB
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Window mount holder included:Y

Ports & interfaces

Headphone outputs:1
Mini-USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connectivity:Y

Power

Battery life (max):1 / 2 / 2.5 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 8
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:rechargable / Rechargeable
Number of batteries supported:1
Power source type:Battery / Battery, Cigar lighter / Cigar lighter / USB

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 / 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, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Windows operating systems supported:CD video, SACD, SVCD / 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

Sport

Time/distance alert: Yes

Technical Details

Alarm clock:No / Yes
Announces street names: Yes
Anti-theft function: Yes
Area calculation: Yes
Calculator: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Color of product:Black / Black, Green / Black, Grey / Silver
Eco Routes: Yes
FM Transmitter:No / Yes
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld / Handheld/Fixed / Plug-in
Image viewer: Yes
Interface Type:Touch Screen
Languages support:CZE / CZE, ENG
MP3-player:No / Yes
Number of Waypoints:1000 / 500
Spoken street names:Y
USB connectivity: Yes
USB port: Yes
Waypoints: Yes
World travel clock: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.35 / 0.512 / 0.591 / 0.63 / 0.709 / 0.748 / 0.787 / 0.827 / 3.07 / 3.39
Height:0.63 / 0.709 / 2.52 / 2.8 / 2.83 / 2.95 / 2.99 / 3.03 / 3.07 / 3.27 / 3.39 / 3.7 / 4.76
Weight:3.77 / 4 / 5.01 / 5.2 / 5.27 / 5.7 / 6.21 / 6.63 / 6.77 / 7.8 / 8.61 / 9.45
Width:2.99 / 3.66 / 3.82 / 4.8 / 4.92 / 4.96 / 5.39 / 5.43 / 6.61 / 7.76