Excellent voice command functionality
This 7" model is a welcome addition to the nuvi line and I'm going to cautiously recommend it. If it wasn't for the Bluetooth issue I might deem it the best nuvi yet. Hopefully that will be fixed with a firmware update in the near future. In addition to the giant screen, the most notable improvements are active lane guidance, the up ahead feature and traffic announcements.
Easy-to-use touchscreen interface
Nuvi 2797LMT keeps your driving map onscreen at all times and additional information appears alongside. For details, simply ask or touch the screen. As you drive your route, Up Ahead constantly informs you of nearby services, including restaurants, fuel stations, hospitals and stores.
Nuvi 2797LMT displays speed limit, current speed and accurate time of arrival. With a quick glance, you can read the name of your current street. nuvi 2797LMT also shows school zone warnings.
It's a GPS in a Watch
Garmin made it!... made all this into a nice size wrist watch. It looks cool (sporty) but doesn't get TOO much attention, which is good. Because of it's size, it DOES have it's limitations. The (i) screen is obviously small (it's watch after all), the (ii) processor is a bit slow, just don't rush into pressing buttons and it will never fail or freeze, if it does, just restart it, it happened to me once, enough for me to learn how to properly opearate it, and (iii) it takes a little to...
Excellent for hands free tracking and navigation
The fenix is a good solution for those wanting a hands-free backcountry GPS or long battery life. I found it surprisingly easy to use, and have been pleased with the speed of firmware updates and the improvements that have been made in them. Hopefully Garmin will give us offline maps for the BaseCamp Mobile app and bring said app to Android. If they can do those things, they'll have a solid offering with the fenix.
Up to 50 hours of GPS usage in UltraTrac mode
The Garmin fenix is packed with useful functions for the serious hiker or mountaineer, although it does have a major drawback â?? its price. At Â£349 for the watch on its own, or an extra Â£30 for the Performer Bundle, itâ?? s more expensive than any of Garminâ?? s Oregon range, where the latterâ?? s touchscreen and topographic map-viewing abilities make them more appropriate for general orienteering and hiking.
Stylish, sophisticated yet rugged design
While $399.99 may seem to be a lot to pay when compared to a couple $5 smartphone apps, when contrasted with the price of a rugged, handsome watch, it's not so bad. And when you compare it to a $4,500 fashion watch that does little more than tell the time and look expensive, the fenix is an amazing bargain.
GPS accuracy is in line with other GPS units, consistent
Ultimately, the Fenix shows immense promise, but it's clear that in order for it to be a winner in the fitness category (as opposed to just hiking/adventures), they need to shack up with someone in the Forerunner running team and figure out how to make it really hum for runners. Today, it borders on frustrating for runners.
Yet for those hiking and otherwise out in the outdoors doing other things, the Fenix has tons of awesome features and performs well.
Full geocaching abilities, including chirp
From what we have seen so far, the fenix is a well thought out product and I am excited to have one. It is a nice looking watch, that doesn't look out of place for use in everyday wear. As a heavy user of Garmin handhelds, I am thrilled for it, because I don't have to have a GPS in my hand while hiking, but can see the data I want. The fenix will also be attractive to those wanting an ABC watch, but with the added benefit of all GPS functions in a handheld.
Robust polyurethane wristband
The Garmin Fenix outdoor GPS watch is built to endure the toughest outdoor conditions, combining a high-strength housing to survive shocks with a mineral glass lens to resist scratching. It boasts a large LCD display with LED backlight and a robust polyurethane wristband. Garmin's outdoor GPS watch is waterproof to 50 meters and has a battery life of up to 50 hours in GPS mode (depends on settings) and up to 6 weeks in watch mode.
Shock-resistant, steel-reinforced housing, scratch-resistant mineral crystal
The Garmin fenix GPS + ABC watch utilizes leading GPS technology and tracking functions along with a powerful altimeter, barometer and compass.
Not so LIVE
From a strictly GPS perspective, this is a very good unit. Display is very clear. Routes are calculated quickly and, so far, are quite accurate.
However, the product identity is inexorably tied to the execrable LIVE service, or lack thereof. Attention TomTom: If you are going to advertise a service, provide it. It has proved impossible to connect to the TomTom LIVE servers to get any of the overhyped online services, most notably the Live Traffic updates.
I am sorry that I had anything to do with this product and the false sale pitches that I received. I was informed that this GPS had Blue-Tooth, was pro for trucks, however it does not have Blue-tooth and mixes automobile directions with some truck info, therefore it will really get a 18 wheeler in trouble by putting the truck into a INACCESSIBLE and/or llegal position. I drive in a very noisey environment therefore I must have verbal feed to my ear.
6 Million of points of interest
Magellan probably does not expect the Magellan RoadMate RV9145-LM to be one of their best-selling devices since not everyone owns an RV. But Magellan currently has that target audience locked in as 7-inch GPS devices are rare and tablets with GPS functions simply lack in features and are not very accurate. RV owners get a wonderful treat from the route planning to the Good Sam Trailer Life Directory.
Free traffic updates
Magellan offers a single model that comes pre-loaded with Europe maps - the 5045T-EU. As the name suggests, this model is very similar to the RoadMate 5045-LM that we recommended as one of the best GPS navigators overall. The 5045T-EU offers free traffic updates, but does not come with Magellan's lifetime map coverage.
:Nice big 5-inch screen that is easier to use and see
The TomTom XXL 540 series features four entry-level GPS receivers. Each one hosts a large 5â?? touchscreen display for quickly navigating the menu, 2GB of internal memory for storing maps and traffic information, and a 3 hour battery for removing the device from a vehicle and carrying it around portably.
Nice, but not deal-breaking, features
The TomTom Go 540 Live lives up to its maker's claims of helping you to "drive smarter". While its Live services are available only on a subscription basis, heavy drivers should find them well worth the added expense. For the rest of us, you may be paying over the odds for a simple satnav with some nice, but not deal-breaking, features.
LIVE capabilities are a revelation
The TomTom GO 530 wasn't exactly cheap when it was released, and the 540 is even more expensive. However, whilst the 530's new features didn't seem sufficient to buy it over its cheaper predecessor, the 540's LIVE capabilities are a revelation. TomTom is even giving away £30 of fuel with the 540, which probably isn't delivered along with the device itself. So long as you can stomach the £7.99 per month subscription, the TomTom GO 540 LIVE takes sat-nav technology to a new level.
For the most part, the TomTom ONE XXL 540-T offers all the basic necessities of a GPS to consumers who prefer simple or less-expensive navigation devices. Unfortunately, you miss out on features such as Bluetooth hands-free calling or the premium "LIVE" services that other models offer. Another caveat is that the TomTom software seems unreliable, adding to the frustration that a brand new GPS user may experience.
Interface is easy to use and responsive
The new TomTom XXL 540S is a dashboard GPS navigation device that has a 5-inch touch screen, a nice dash mount, and other valuable features. It does, however, lack a few features that other similar GPS units offer, such as live traffic updates and an integrated MP3 player.
Decent device, but there are many better ones out there
The washed-out screen, the somewhat finicky navigation, and the mechanical voice leave a lot of room for improvement. I would definitely recommend that you take a look at some of the Garmin navigators. You can get much better functionality for a much lower price. The only category of drivers that might be better of with this navigator are the truckers and drivers of large vans. For everyone else this would not be such a great deal.
A true full featured GPS that works so well.
if you're a GPS junky, sales rep, professional driver, or like to speak to your GPS, spend the extra on the 2460LMT, it's a great upgrade over the units a few bucks less.
I just ordered a second unit. My wife insisted on the upgrade after playing with my 2460LMT when we went out to dinner tonight.
Comparatively large screen for a Garmin unit in this price range
The Garmin nuvi 2450 is a mid-cost automobile GPS unit. The nuvi 2450 features a five inch touchscreen (480 x 272 pixels) on which to show directions. So that you are able to keep your eyes on the road, this GPS unit also speaks street names, as well as turn-by-turn directions.
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