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4.0 out of 5 stars excellent GPS for navigation, April 2, 2007
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We purchased the Nuvi 370 (our 3rd GPS) for use on an upcoming bicycle tour in Europe. It has full detailed maps of all of North America and Europe pre loaded. It is very intuitive to program and use. The display is bright and very easy to read. Battery life isn't too bad (about 4-5 hours depending upon backlight use. I have built a little battery pack for use during bicycle touring. With a 10 pack of AA batteries,we have 20 hours of operating time. I would give the Nuvi 370 5 stars for navigation and ease of use. It isn't useful for hiking as it doesn't have waypoint or backtrack features. I also (my personal feeling only) awarded 4 stars because it has a lot of features that I don't need ,and would rather not have to pay for. Others may want the Blue Toorh capability, as well as the MP3 and the picture viewing features. We felt these features increased the cost for unwanted features. But, as a navigation device,the 370 is definitely a 5 star. If you wont be going to Europe ,the 350 has most of the same features just not the European detailed maps,and it is less expensive.
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Initial post: Apr 9, 2007 12:16:06 PM PDT
a super review...it is comprehensive writings like this that are most helpful...i have been looking for a gps (portable) for some time and this surely leads me in the right direction..thanks

Posted on Apr 29, 2007 4:29:45 PM PDT
Why subtract a star for having features you don't need? You should have purchased the 350 and purchased the European map alacart. It would have been less expensive as well.

Posted on Sep 4, 2007 5:43:18 PM PDT
P. Filho says:
You wrote this:
"I have built a little battery pack for use during bicycle touring. With a 10 pack of AA batteries,we have 20 hours of operating time."
I didn't understand your words. Doesn't it come with an internal battery not supposed to be removed? I thought only Garmin could replace the battery.

Posted on Nov 20, 2007 7:05:24 AM PST
You should have bought the Nuvi 270 which is the same without extra features.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2008 7:33:35 PM PST
If I understand the writer correctly, he means that he rigged up an external battery pack for use in extended bicycling so as to not wear down the internal battery (and yes you are correct--only Garmin is supposed to change this internal battery).
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