Like it very much
I bought this knowing it has been previously used but when they said it was in very good condition and that it might come with completely everything..i was a bit nervous. When it arrived, i was greatful to see the item looked brand new and came with everything it would have if it were new. I am extremely happy with this product as well as the description it had from amazon. Thank u!
Lifetime traffic is still supported
The only model in Garmin's nuvi lineup that offers road map coverage for Europe is the nuvi 2475LT. The feature list is extremely similar to the nuvi 2455LMT, but leaves out the lifetime map updates. Lifetime traffic is still supported, but covers North America only. Otherwise, the nuvi 2475LT adds a Bluetooth receiver with Smartphone Link, which allows your Android smartphone to become an interface extension of the GPS unit.
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.
Convenient and easy to use package
The Garmin Edge 800 combines a cycling training computer, mapping and GPS navigation into a convenient and easy to use package. The amount of data which can be collected, stored and analyzed would satisfy most who use a bicycle for recreation and exercise. It provides a wide range of tools for training as well as turn-by-turn navigation when required. For the enthusiasts Garmin's Edge 800 comes in an excellent value bundled pack with a heart-rate meter and speed/cadence sensor.
Bright touchscreen display
This is a review of the Garmin Edge 800 GPS cyclecomputer based on 340 miles of riding. So far, I'm impressed with the unit's bright touchscreen display and its very wide range of functions and capabilities. The Edge 800 includes features not seen on previous Garmins, or any other brand of bike computer.
Well designed and logical navigation system
After using the Edge 800 everyday it has become something we are now nearly totally dependent on. Going into London, we will always stick the exact address into it just before we leave, so we can cycle straight to the door. For this kind of cycling, the Garmin is great.
Touchscreen is both easy and fun to use
Overall, the Edge 800 is the best bike-specic GPS unit we've used. It had us hooked on using it every ride. It's robust, with logical menus, and its touchscreen is both easy and fun to use. The screen didn't scratch despite lots of prodding with muddy fingers, and it's waterproof. It supplies all the data we knew we wanted, and some we didn't, but you never feel bogged down in info.
Raft of extra features
This sleek carbon fibre unit is a larger version of the earlier Edge 500 but with a raft of extra features. Designed as the definitive cycling computer and including full sat-nav, it can cater for all sorts of riders whether you're a commuter, cycle courier, mountain biker or racer, this is the do-it-all gadget for you.
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.
An amazing Nav Aid for the price
I bought this used on Amazon and I can see no difference between it and the new ones. I did notice in turbulance I must have hit something on the screen that locked it up. I tried to shut it off and couldn't and finally had to remove it from the panel and remove the battery pack for a few minutes. I reassembled, reinstalled and it's worked fine since then. Must have been "cockpit error", but I still wonder what caused it and glad I was VFR at the time.
Huge 5 inch display
Magellan's RoadMate 5045 is an easy unit to use with a huge 5 inch display contributing ease of reading of the navigation interface. Magellan's Free Lifetime Traffic Updates inclusion is an attractive offer. There suite of navigation tools is well rounded and key features include; multi-destination routing, highway lane assist, built-in AAA TourBook and a database of 6 million of Points of Interest (POI).
Easy to use
The Magellan Roadmate 5045-LM is an easy to use GPS loaded with features that will help you get to your destination whether it is 10 miles or 1000 miles away. The manual offers a full understanding of the unit and follows a logical format. However, if you are like me, reading manuals is not something I enjoy. Luckily, operating the Roadmate 5045-LM is simple and intuitive with the well designed user interface. We have been using it for months and it has never let us down.
Optional cityXplorer software for public transit listings and ecoRoute
The Garmin nuvi 1450 is an automotive GPS receiver with 5 inch touchscreen display and 480 x 272 resolution. This is the same screen found in the nuvi 1490T, although it doesnâ??t have bluetooth or live traffic updates like that model.
Slightly larger than average unit
For an in car navigation system to be helpful three key features are required. Firstly, an easy to use interface to quickly provide route determination. Second, a reliable screen to view information at a glance and thirdly, a reliable connection to ensure information is updated. The Nuvi 1450 manages to pull all of these features together and is a worthy choice for in car navigation, with some features that also assist when not driving.
Very slim enclosure
Garmin's nuvi 1690 is a mid-range GPS receiver for use in a vehicle, and it builds on previous nuvi models mainly through the inclusion of Garmin's nuLink! service, a live-updating service that provides local information and allows Google Local searches, as well as providing helpful information like the nearest fuel prices.
Undercuts TomTom considerably on price
We've waited a long time for another manufacturer to put up some competition for TomTom's LIVE, and finally Garmin has met the challenge and even upped the ante somewhat. It's a shame that the traffic provision is not as powerful as TomTom's HD Traffic, but otherwise the nuvi 1690 meets every TomTom LIVE feature with aplomb, and adds a few very useful extras on the top. Garmin also undercuts TomTom considerably on price.
high sensitivity receiver
The widescreen visibility and lane assist technology do help make the Garmin Nuvi 1690 a worthwhile purchase for anyone new to GPS navigators. Free data subscription to NuLink services will mean that even if they are seldom used, no additional charges will be incurred. Deciding whether the increased price range is worth the list of additional features should be the determining factor when looking at buying.
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