Multi-touch screen lets you pinch/zoom/double-tap
If you already own one of Garmin's higher-end nuvi models purchased within the last 2 years, the 3590 LMT probably isn't compelling enough to warrant upgrading. If you don't already have a GPS, or are looking to upgrade an older/lower-end model, the 3590 LMT is a solid navigator packed with virtually every feature available on a Garmin GPS: 5-inch screen, traffic, free map updates, multi-touch gesture support, voice command, Bluetooth and much more.
Lifetime European maps and RDS-TMC traffic
The Garmin nuvi 3590 LMT is a high-quality, feature-rich sat-nav. As we've commented before with regard to the Garmin smartphone app and the nuLink 2320, the Live services do get a bit pricey. If you purchased all of them, you would be paying £62.24 a year, which is significantly more than TomTom currently charges for its LIVE services.
Good features, but kinda unreliable
The voice navigation is the worst I've seen in a GPS so far. The voice is clear and loud enough, but its annoying that you're stuck with only one voice choice. Worse though....its often inaccurate! For instance, it often says 'Continue 1 mile on main street' when it actually means 'Continue 1 mile UNTIL main street'. I've seen that happen alot with it. A few times I've seen it give turn directions slightly after I passed the street I was supposed to turn on.
Huge Screen & Lots of Route Flexibility
Lackluster windshield mount and a user interface that's getting long in the tooth aside, the RoadMate 9250T-LMB excels in the most important area: routing. It's easy to customize the route to avoid certain roads, maximize or minimize highway usage, or simply detour around a traffic jam for a few miles and then resume the planned route.
The huge 7-inch screen and support for the optional Magellan wireless backup camera will please RV/large vehicle drivers.
Buttons and menu selections are physically easy to work with
The Nuvi 1450LMT is a portable global positioning system receiver from Garmin that offers a step-up from the company's standard 1450 and 1450T models. Including free lifetime map and traffic updates, this model can be updated once every three months to ensure to the most-up-to-date location information.
Solidly built, and elegantly designed
TomTom's new GO 2505TM is a luxurious feeling device. Solidly built, and elegantly designed, all controls are performed via the bright, 5-inch multi-touch glass touchscreen. You can zip through menus with a swipe of your finger, or zoom in on the map by pinching your fingers. The new magnetic "Easy Click" windshield mount is outstanding, and will have you wondering why all vehicle mounts aren't designed this way.
Innovative magnetic mount is the best found on any auto GPS
I really like the TomTom GO 2505TM hardware, a lot. The bright capacitive touch screen and innovative magnetic mount are great improvements. TomTom has redone their interface and managed to make it fairly intuitive, keeping the best features of old and bringing in the new without causing too many problems in the process. No small feat.
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.
Excellent map detail
The RoadMate 9055 is perhaps the best Magellan I've ever tested. I was very happy not to see any shutdowns or error messages in over a month of testing. There are a number of innovative features that make Magellan units stand out OneTouch, QuickSpell, Exit POIs, chimes at runs, and of course, the 7" display and mount. They still have a ways to go in other areas (e.g., traffic and speed limit coverage were quite deficient in the region I tested the 9055 in).
Boot-up time is short
The Magellan RoadMate 9055 is a mid-cost automobile GPS unit. Magellan promotes the RoadMate 9055 as designed with drivers of RVs, SUVs, minivans and other larger-cab vehicles in mind. The seven inch WVGAQ touchscreen allows you to see the route that you are taking, as well as street names (street names and directions are also spoken out loud by this GPS unit).
Sturdy construction & design
The Magellan RoadMate 9055-LM is touchscreen GPS that has a massive 7-inch display, a TourBook, a 6 million points of interest guide, highway lane assist and more. There is also Bluetooth connectivity for hand-free calling, free lifetime map updates and real-time traffic.
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.
Loading geocaches is very easy
The eXplorist 510 is a waterproof global positioning system receiver from the Magellan company that is specifically designed for outdoor use. Featuring a 3.2-megapixel digital camera for capturing and geo-tagging digital imagery, this model is also fitted with a small microphone and speaker for capturing and exporting content while hiking or camping.
The ball-and-socket joint on the windshield mount makes it easy to adjust the nuvi's viewing angle with one hand, and without having to turn any knobs or slip any levers.
Equipped with free lifetime traffic, lane assist with junction view, Bluetooth, text-to-speech (it speaks actual street names), and a 4.3-inch widescreen display, the nuvi 1390T offers many of the same features found on Garmin's other nuvi models, including the higher-end 7x5 models
Clear voice instructions
Simple but effective maps, clear voice instructions, fantastic lane guidance and a speedy GPS receiver make for an excellent navigational experience on the whole. The Garmin Nuvi 1390T may not be as flashy as some competitors, but it more than makes up for the lack of bling.
No-hassle, free lifetime traffic detection and avoidance.
The Garmin Nuvi 1390T ($380 - $399) is part of a new generation of Garmins that is 25 percent slimmer than previous models, and bundles a number of innovative features, including pedestrian-friendly directions. The Nuvi 1390T also includes lifetime, real-time traffic detection and avoidance with no monthly fee.
Free searching of address and POI databases and the cityXplorer compatibility
There's nothing particularly revolutionary about the Garmin 1490T. Aside from the free searching of address and POI databases and the cityXplorer compatibility, its features can be found in any number of alternatives. However, at Â£215 it's already good value. Factor in the larger screen, and the 1490T looks like a bargain. If you do happen to find regular 4.3in sat-nav widescreens too cramped for comfort, the Garmin 1490T could really expand your horizons.
2D and 3D mapping
Garmin now produce a number of different GPS navigation systems that cater for any situation, with each model offering something slightly different. For a first time user, there are some features here that will never be used, but as an upgrade from an older model, there are plenty of useable features. Shop around before committing to ensure you get the features which are suited to your needs.
Easy to use interface
The Nuvi 1490T is one of the latest GPS navigation devices from Garmin. It features a large 5-inch LCD touch screen, free lifetime FM traffic data, Bluetooth calling, and much more. For those interested in saving fuel and the environment, this Garmin unit includes advanced economy features.
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