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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Product, May 31, 2010
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This review is from: Garmin nüvi 285W/285WT 4.3-Inch Widescreen Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator with Traffic (Wireless Phone Accessory)
I have deliberately delayed writing this review until I had used it several times both in familiar and unfamiliar locations. Unlike a previous failed experiment with a GPS device, this device did not direct me to perform illegal U-turns, route me through parking lots, or create other mischief. Only glitch was in a very rural part of NYS when it lost the satellites briefly. Fortunately, I knew where I was when it didn't. I have also experienced some time-consuming data entry problems occasionally. However, the device is accurate, the voice messages are pleasantly modulated, and the messages give me time to change lanes if necessary.

Recalculations are rapid when you miss a turn -- and that shouldn't happen often with this nuvi since the graphics are clear and the voice messages timely.

Documentation is difficult to comprehend re traffic reports. Still don't understand how to make this function work, and I'm reasonably tech-savvy (though quite new to GPS devices).

Other than the occasional loss of satellites, it seems dependable -- and there is much less stress in driving in unfamiliar territory with the nuvi than previously.
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