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Great value! Great GPS Navigator!,
This review is from: Garmin nüvi 40LM 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Maps (US) (Electronics)
I just got done using this for the first time on a trip. It's really awesome. I bought it on Black Friday for $90 including tax. I've been using the Garmin Nuvi 200 which I purchased a long time ago (I can't even remember.) Anyway, I was so pleased at the new interface. There are a lot of things they've done differently that makes it a lot more user friendly. Plus, since the screen is bigger (I got the 4.3" model) than the Nuvi 200, it is must easier to type. I got the LM version so I get lifetime maps. It was very easy to upload the maps. You just load the software and hook up the device to your computer. I honestly don't know how much easier they could have made it to download new maps except to have the device automatically download over-the-air. I don't even know if this is possible given the large size of the maps. It took me about 30 minutes to get the device loaded with the newest maps. My friend and I wanted to go to Hardee's in our own town. They just built the restaurant maybe 1 months ago and the Garmin already had it in the points of interest category; thought that was cool. In conclusion it is an awesome buy and simple to use. If you are upgrading from an older model as I was, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.
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Initial post: Dec 1, 2011 7:09:18 PM PST
David K. says:
I just got the 40LM during Black Friday myself and I have one gripe about the GPS. My display shows the information such as time, speed, etc. all on the right side of the screen, making the actual map size pretty small. How do I change the look of the display to look like the picture posted above?
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 21, 2011 4:35:41 PM PST
Been reading all the reviews - one in the less than five stars responded with how. Sorry I don't recall exactly how, but it can be done. Check the settings?
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2011 12:39:21 PM PST
Amazon Customer says:
I noticed that this Garmin does not have a slot for a memory card. Do I need one?
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2013 1:22:26 PM PDT
I can't remember off the top of my head, but it's easy to do. Somewhere in the settings.
In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2013 1:23:20 PM PDT
I've had it for over a year now and have never needed a memory card. Not sure what you'd used it for. For map updates, you just use the usb cable that comes in the box.
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