Great item for the price
Well, I got this a few days ago and finally got a chance to take it to the lake. I was planning on getting a map card for it, but after testing it, i think for now the maps built in are adequate for me. The picture is incredibly clear. This unit is replacing a cuda with about the same size display. Even with the small display, I could easily read the screen while operating the boat. The manual is not great, but I was willing to expoler the options.
Button layout on the front is relatively simple
The Lowrance Mark-4 is a nice little fishfinder/GPS combo, and the least-expensive GPS fishfinder I could find on the market. The small screen handles the map and sonar split-screen sufficiently, especially if you'll be in a close-range viewing situation - like a fishing kayak or small boat. If you don't mind the grayscale - then this is your unit. If you want color - pluck out the extra dough for the Mark-4's color cousin: The Elite-4.
Exactly what I was looking for
This is the perfect marine GPS for anyone who already has a fishfinding sonar but just wants a gps. My fishfinder is built-in to the dash and would have been a difficult chore to replace with a fishfinder/chartplotter combo. So instead I was in the market for just a GPS that I could mount on my dash. Lowrance makes some of the best products for anything boat related so when I found this version without sonar I knew this is what I wanted.
Waste of money and time
My wife got a Garmin NUVI 50LM for Chistmas, because she gets lost often
When you get the Garmin, it does not do anything, since it needs the maps.
So you have to download the map .
You go to the website and you have to download a plugin.
After that you have to download a "Map Updater"
That "Map Updater" fails to download on one computer and crashes on another computer.
I have spent more than 2 hours now to try to download the maps.
Packed with useful features
All in all the nuvi 30 is actually a very nice PND to use, particularly for the price. If a 3.5 inch screen is a bit small for your liking then you can upgrade to the nuvi 40 which is exactly the same albeit with a 4.3 inch screen and an RRP of £89.99. The nuvi 50 will take it to a 5 inch screen at a reasonable £99.99. It's packed with useful features and no extra bloat, it's easy to use and it performs well.
Easy to use, all controls are obvious
The TomTom XL 350 is a GPS receiver for people who frequently need to get where they are going in a hurry. It gives you advanced notice on the highway which lane you need to be in, and has fast route re-calculation when you go in a direction you aren't supposed to.
Generous database of 7 million POIs
Though the XL 350-TM lacks a Bluetooth phone interface, the subscription free lifetime built-in traffic, and lifetime map updates makes this product one of the best values on the market. If you're thinking of buying one of the other XL 350 models, do yourself a favor skip a Starbucks or two and buy the TM version. You'll be set for life.
The TomTom XL 350 TM is at the top of the XL 350 series that TomTom has inserted into the heart of its dedicated car GPS lineup. Above it are the large-screen (5-inch diagonal) XXL models and the premium "Go" and "Live" models with features such as Bluetooth connectivity to mobile phones for hands-free calling, and real-time Internet connectivity.
The TomTom XL 350 TM is a new GPS unit that offers free real-time traffic updates and free lifetime map updates. It also has a larger 4.3-inch touchscreen display that's about an inch large than previous models. It has a great mapping interface and a huge POI database, but it lacks Bluetooth.
Ease of use
This cannot get any easier. Right out of the package it worked like a dream. Once satellite acquisition was made it was able to place me and give me directions to the place I wanted to go. I think this is a great product for the price. Nice entry GPS system. The only problem is the updates for it take a long time. Otherwise it is great. Enjoy!
Full UK post code entry
The pressure is on at the budget end of the sat-nav market, particularly from Mio, and it's no surprise that Garmin has acquired Navigon, considering the latter's ability to create great-value devices such as the 20 Easy. But the nuvi 2240 is still a solid budget choice, which maintains the core features that make Garmin sat-navs so generally dependable.
It's a good starter GPS, or an excellent grad gift.
Dedicated, in-car GPS devices are getting bigger screens (up to 5 inches-plus) and more advanced features. This is partly due to the natural evolution of technical products, but also to help differentiate them from the growing number of low-cost smartphone navigation apps. The TomTom Ease takes a different tack, making small, simple, and inexpensive its key selling points.
Share free user-generated map corrections network
The TomTom Ease is one of the latest GPS devices from TomTom and it appears extremely similar to the TomTom One 140 S. They both have 3.5-inch QVGA color touch screens and TomTom's EasyPort mount. The "inside" of the products however show their true differences.The Ease's power button has been moved to the back of the device rather than the common top edge position. Along the bottom edge there is a mini-USB port for charging and syncing the device.
The Garmin nuvi 1xxx series performed very well during my testing. I noticed no significant lags, routing errors, etc. The few negatives I see with it are addressed above. As with the entire nuvi series, I expect that most buyers will be quite happy with this unit.
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