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Garmin NUVI 1300LM

alaTest has collected and analyzed 964 reviews of Garmin NUVI 1300LM. 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. People really like the screen and maps. The price and performance are also appreciated, but opinions about the memory and reliability are mixed.

usability, performance, price, maps, screen

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin NUVI 1300LM is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Garmin NUVI 1300LM

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 78 user reviews of Garmin NUVI 1300LM 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. Comments about the maps and performance are overall positive. The durability and price are also appreciated. Comments are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, durability, performance, maps

88% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin Nüvi 1300 Newly Overhauled Satellite Navigation SystemGarmin Nüvi 1300 Newly Overhauled Satellite Navigation System

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin NUVI 1300LM

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 579 user reviews of Garmin NUVI 1300LM from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, 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. Many are less positive about the reliability, and comments are divided on the memory.

usability, performance, price, maps, size

reliability

74% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: jbduckling (epinions.com)

I Don't Need No Stinkin' GPS! Wait...Garmin 1300 Review

 

I know it is stereotypical, but it is true. I was being stubborn, I don't need a GPS, I know where I am going, I know directions, I do not get lost, as I drive around the same block ten times! However, Mrs. Duckling being wise, purchases a Garmin nuvi ...

Map updates included, four times a year, great screen size

A little hard to read on sunny days

Mar, 2012

Expert review by: Rich Owings (gpstracklog.com)

Garmin nuvi 1300LM

 

Garmin nuvi 1300LM review including comparisons to similar units, links to other reviews, price comparisons, owners manual, message forums and more

The following features were first introduced on other recent nuvi models.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Rich Owings (gpstracklog.com)

Garmin nuvi 1300 review

 

The Garmin nüvi 1300 is a relatively low-end unit in a recently introduced nuvi series, albeit one with a 4.3” widescreen. It comes pre-loaded with maps of the entire United States with the exception of Alaska.

As with the entire nuvi series, I expect that most buyers will be quite happy with the 1300. If the ability to customize the map display or use of CityXplorer maps is important to you, I highly recommend this unit. Otherwise, you may wish to consider...

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: Mr. McCurtains, (tigerdirect.com)

Great Value

 

Amazing product for the value! I highly recommend this GPS!

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: pepper, (tigerdirect.com)

Best GPS for the money with the lifetime Map Down

 

Really a great Gps,came out of the box working easy to read, with the larger screenhave not had anytrouble with it.

May, 2012

Consumer review by: jab (tigerdirect.com)

Easy to use

 

Easy to use its very good

May, 2012

Consumer review by: (tigerdirect.com)

Excellent

 

Cuould not get a better GPS for the money. I had a Garmin before but not with the lifetime map updates. If anyone out there has had to update their maps, you know the update will cost you as much as a GPS Don't miss out on a great deal call and get one...

Apr, 2012

Consumer review by: Snorky2k (tigerdirect.com)

Wide screen version of my previous one.

 

Purchased smaller one earlier and liked it. My son needed a dependable and easy to use GPS. So, I gave him that one and purchased this one. The wide screen version seems to have slightly larger lettering and is easier to read for someone of my age. Has...

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: The_lama101 (newegg.com)

GARMIN nüvi 1300

 

Great unit. Could not live without it

Short battery life but pug it in and your fine

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Jim (newegg.com)

Stripped without warning

 

Would not have purchased this unit had I known what Garmin had stripped out... I give it a second star for it's "lifetime map updates" - but even that seems flawed as it keeps directing me to dirt roads, which I'm pretty sure I instructed it not to.

Gives you voice directions, lifetime map updates

NO speed limit information

Mar, 2012

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):N
Built-in speakers: No

Camera

Built-in camera:No / Yes

Certificates

RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Chrome / Silver / White
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld / Handheld/Fixed

Display

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
Widescreen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery life (max):4
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:Lithium-ion
Power source type:Battery, Cigar lighter

GPS Performance

Antenna: Yes

GPS Type

Auto: Yes
Aviation: No
Bicycle:Y
Bike/Scooter: Yes
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt):No / Yes
Marine (chartplotters, sounders): No
Motorcycle:Y
Outdoor (hiking, trekking):No / Yes
Sport (fitness, running):No / Yes
Truck: No

Indication

LED Indicators: Yes

Map

Ability to add maps: Yes
Map coverage:Eastern Europe
Map storage:Internal storage
Map view options:2D / 2D, 3D / 3D
Maps included: Yes
Voice maps: Yes

Memory

Compatible memory cards:SD
Storage media type:Flash / SSD

Navigation

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

Networking

Bluetooth: No

Other Features

Basemap: Yes
Compatible operating systems:-Windows 2000\n-Mac OS X 10.4 / Mac OS 10.4+\nWindows 2000/Vista/XP / Windows 2000 +\nMac X 10.4 + / Windows XP\nMac OS X 10.4
Dimensions (WxDxH):0.827 x 0.591 x 2.99
GPS receiver:Y
Keyboard type:QWERTY / QWERTY / ABC / Qwerty, ABC
Size:4.3

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

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

Technical Details

Alarm clock: No
Anti-theft function: Yes
Calculator: Yes
Color of product:Chrome / Silver / White
FM Transmitter:No / Yes
Form Factor:Fixed / Handheld / Handheld/Fixed
Image viewer:No / Yes
Interface Type:Touch Screen
MP3-player: No
Number of Waypoints:1000
Unit-to-unit transfer: Yes
Waypoints: Yes
World travel clock: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.591 / 0.63 / 2.95
Height:0.591 / 2.95 / 2.99
Weight:5.68 / 5.7
Width:0.827 / 4.76 / 4.8