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Garmin nüvi 1300T GPS Navigation System
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I've had just about every brand name of GPS unit in search of the "perfect" one. Up until now, the closest I came was with a Nuvi 350 when it was first released in 05, which I foolishly sold as I wasn't using it as much as I had originally thought. Back then, GPS Nav was a nicety and not nearly as "big" as it is today. Since then, I've had units from Magellan, Cobra, Finedrive (Ugh!), Whistler, TomTom, Mio(My favorite TeleAtlas based brand) and Navigon. All had their plusses and minuses but, never really hit that sweet spot. With the exception of one small detail, the 1300 FINALLY gets it.
I can't tell you how happy I am to be back to a Navtech based device. While TeleAtlas certainlny has come a long way, it's still not as accurate as Navtech. I still have two of my TeleAtlas based units(Mio and TomTom) and have done a series of comparisons between the 1300 and the others, with the 1300 being the most accurate. The Navigon actually has free map updates and is running the very latest maps, but still falls short in comparison.
The routing alogarythim is also much better in this unit than with rest. With the exception of the Nuvi 350, of course, which routes very similar to the 1300. That's not to say, there are no routing flaws. All GPSes have flaws, and this is no different. However, the strange routes are far less than with my previous units.
And last, but not least: Appearance. Good lord this thing is gorgeous!Read more ›
I have traveled to the Sierra foothills to the local drives in the San Francisco bay area. The free traffic alerts are pretty accurate. The GPS navigation routes are pretty direct and good. When I take my own route or a turn, it recalculates quickly and gives me the direction to where I need to go. Satellite acquisition is quick and have never had a problem with it. The points of interest are nice to find post offices, restaurants, and other stores. Has the option to spell out the particular name of the retail outlet you may be looking for.
I would recommend this Model to anyone looking for a GPS receiver with good features and is priced reasonably. Use with conjunction with a Iphone or regular map, its all the GPS I would ever need. Now I want to see how long it will work without problems. At the time of this review, Ive owned it for little over a month.
The good news is that they had very responsive customer service that shipped me out a replacement unit within a week. Down side is that it is a whole new nuvi, so any saved data on the original unit will be lost and need to re-entered on your replacement unit.
Still, despite the initial issue, I have been overall pleased with the performance of the nuvi. The screens are pretty intuitive and the Eco mode option is good if your like to track your fuel economy and route to your destination with the minimum use of gas.
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Went to Costa Rica. Told by Garmin they had this great chip for $100.00 and it works great, no problem. Bought the chip, no instructions came with it. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Amazon Customer
I don't use it much but this GPS has some good features....ie..shows gas station and restaurant locations as well as providing
a route to your destination.
This was the cheapest priced navigation system at the time, but it has some nice features. It offers traffic warnings which is a major plus for a "low end" model. Read morePublished on December 26, 2012 by bn2Creative
My Garmin 1300T just arrived from the seller, it frozen, won't charge, and when I actually got it work, it said no map data. Try to contact the seller.... Read morePublished on July 30, 2012 by Cathy
This item kept freezing up, would not work I was able to return without a problem. would not recomend. Read morePublished on July 7, 2012 by Paul
great gps, easy operation, delivered fast with no problems, everything as described. would highly recommend to anyone interesed in a economical and accurate gpsPublished on June 9, 2012 by Robert L. Riley
Although I had this model for two years previously and was really happy with it - then it was stolen out of my car at a hotel. Read morePublished on February 28, 2012 by ImJustAvg