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.
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.
A well-priced, well-made geocaching device for neophytes and those on a budget
For those who have had issues with the eXplorist's lack of "pinpoint" accuracy, please keep in mind that this is an issue with most, if not all, of GPS geocaching devices, regardless of make or cost, due to various types of cover and terrain, which will interfere with GPS tracking. In all, considering its terrific price point and what you get right out of the box, the Magellan
We were unsuccessful in our hunt, but--despite its initial satellite reception issues--the eXplorist had proven itself a worthy geocaching tool.
Not a bad device for entry level geocachers but the system could use some improvements. Unlike other GPS units, the eXplorist GC built for one use and is limited in terms of customization. It is a bit small as well and could really use a touch screen display and more customizable options.
Relatively cheap for a hiking GPS
The Magellan eXplorist GC is focused almost exclusively on the hobby of geocaching, but this focus and limitation are mostly its strengths. The geocaching interface makes all the information about each cache readily available, and the lack of many other features will make the device easy to get to grips with, even for kids. With a price of around £170, this is relatively cheap for a hiking GPS too.
This device is compatible with multiple specifications, but other features include a picture viewer, trip odometer, digital record book to keep track of your expedition, and more.
In summary, if you are looking specifically for a geocaching GPS- one that is designed only for hunting out geocaches-then you would probably be best off considering the Magellan eXplorist GC Waterproof Geocaching GPS, which is the world's first GPS to be 100% dedicated to geocaching. If you are new to the modern day treasure hunting experience, you can visit the geocache website and learn all about this fascinating and fun adventure.
As it is a GPS device that will be used outdoors, its sunlight legibility is a very good feature.
It uses a SIRFstarlll GPS receiver which is accurate for up to 3 meters. The device does not include any internal compass. It is a drawback as it can infer only in the direction in which the user is moving. The user will have to move in circular paths to go to the direction that is pointed. This is highly frustrating in the later stages of the search. It is little tough to read the names of the streets and to scroll through the map using the joystick. But on the whole it is impressive.
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