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Garmin Nuvi 1340 4.3" Sat Nav with UK and Western Europe Maps

by Garmin
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (489 customer reviews)

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  • Street-level mapping for UK, Ireland & Western Europe (22 countries) with 60-Day nüMaps™ Guarantee
  • Built-in Cyclops™ speed camera database (includes fixed camera locations and mobile hot-spots)
  • Lane Assist - illustrates the correct lane choice for upcoming turns and exits
  • Text to speech calls out the names of upcoming road names on the route
  • 4.3 inch wide touchscreen display, sleek, ultra-slim design that fits easily in your pocket.
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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 12.2 x 7.4 cm ; 163 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 907 g
  • Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required.
  • Item model number: 1340 - UK & Western Europe
  • ASIN: B0021L9BJC
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 16 April 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (489 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,414 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Box Contains

  • Nüvi 1340
  • Preloaded City Navigator
  • NT data for Western Europe
  • Vehicle suction cup mount
  • Quick start manual
  • Vehicle power cable
  • Car charger

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1,152 of 1,156 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First Sat Nav - No Worries 8 July 2010
By Cossy
Model:1340 - UK & Western Europe
This is the first sat nav I have ever bought, so I spent quite a bit of time reading reviews and talking to friends with sat navs.

I've read some negative reviews about the nuvi 1340, but decided to take the plunge and so far - five days in - I haven't been disappointed.

It is very easy to use. The screen is big and clear, the instructions concise and easy to understand. It updates and recalculates routes, when I have purposefully gone the wrong way, very quickly. There are other useful functions on there, like the points of interest, and the 'where am i' function would be very useful in an emergency. Safety camera alerts are a Godsend.

I appreciate that different people have different expectations, but I'm quite demanding and wouldn't waste my money on a pile of tosh, so I can recommend this sat nav.


I've had it for about five months now and still think that it is fantastic. It has got me around the UK and Europe with no problems at all. It was great for finding a petrol station in the middle of France when I needed one on the hurry up, for finding a cashpoint when driving around rural England and for finding a Thai restaurant in Bournemouth when we decided what we wanted to eat on a whim. Ten minutes and we were there.

What's more, all that driving and no points on my licence thanks to the camera alerts.

This sat nav is a very, very useful piece of kit.
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53 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth every penny 4 May 2011
By Jools
Model:1340 - UK & Western Europe
This is the first satnav I have bought, which I bought especially for a holiday in France. I have no problem with map reading or with British road signs but I thought this would make life easier. It was worth every penny. There were two things I found invaluable. One was the current speed shown next to the speed limit in the bottom right corner. I barely looked at my speedometer as it's not so easy to read kmh. At times the speed limit was 70kmh, whereas the satnav said 90kmh, but this was just for short stretches of road and was so clearly marked on road signs that it wasn't a problem. The other useful thing was following it on roundabouts. It was very easy just to follow the pink line, turning right onto a roundabout and following it until you need to come off. In retrospect I was lucky not to hit another car as I realised I was looking more at the satnav than the road!

It is set for the default quickest journey setting and a couple of times we looked like we were coming off the beaten track a bit, but when I looked at a map afterwards we had just cut some corners. And it meant it took us on some prettier routes. We couldn't work out if it was being helpful or sarcastic when you are stuck in a traffic jam for a while and it asks if you want to switch to pedestrian mode!

I downloaded the instructions but didn't really look at them after discovering the help function on the satnav. Besides, I have teenagers who quickly worked out what to do!

My daughter gave me a stylus from her Nintendo DS which lives in the case. This was a great help. Firstly the fingerprints on the screen showed up when it was really sunny, and also it made it easier for me to reach if it was already attached to the windscreen.
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293 of 297 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Garmin Nuvi 1340 Sat-Nav 1 Nov 2009
Model:1340 - UK & Western Europe|Verified Purchase
Widescreen, clear map, easy to use and the audio instructions are clear, and these not only tell you which way to turn, but also the name of the road you are turning into. Speed camera notifications, the speed limit you are in and the actual speed indications are useful. If you know the route and don't want the audio instructions, you can just go to the MAP and it will show your car on the route and still give speed camera warnings. However, it is not perfect. For instance, it sometimes tells you to turn right but in fact you need to follow the road round the bend (the "straight on" road is actually a left turn). Also, the text which temporarily pops up when the speed camera chimes go off (double ding) is rather small. This text is useful in that it advises whether a fixed or average speed camera is looming, or a mobile camera zone. In this zone, a single ding sounds every few seconds if you are doing exactly the limit (or over). In my view it should not sound at the legal limit. Also, it would be useful to have a Mute "button" on the map screen for cases where you know most of the route but need help near the end. However, despite these minor foibles I am very pleased with the product.
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396 of 403 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars It costs £50 to update maps! 8 Mar 2012
Model:1340 - UK & Western Europe|Verified Purchase
I bought this in summer 2011. I visited Weymouth, which has a lot of new roads, and they weren't showing on the Garmin - it instructed me to turn left - but the road no longer existed. I have just been to Cardiff, and it sent me down bus lanes, and again up a road which is no longer there - John Lewis have built a store on it. So I bought the cable to connect to my PC, and went to download the up-to-date maps - at a cost of £49.99 for a one-off, or £75 for a lifetime download. I only paid about £80 for the sat nav. I could buy a new one. Why are the up-dates so expensive? Why don't sellers tell us that?

When I was doing in-store research, ahead of buying from Amazon, the inference was that you could just go on line and download the latest maps, nobody said it would almost cost the price of the Garmin to do so, and it appears that none of the online reviews I read had this information either, so feel it's important to put it out there so that people don't fall for it blindly.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Very good indeed, but surely Garmin could offer free map updates to go with it.
Published 14 days ago by ken
4.0 out of 5 stars A great little Satnav
A great little Satnav. We were visiting France and it made the journey a lot easier. I now use it on a regular basis in the UK and it is very reliable.
Published 15 days ago by John A Compson
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
was for son in law and he say it work well.
Published 24 days ago by stephen langcake
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Didn't really suit me
Published 1 month ago by John Lessore
4.0 out of 5 stars Not got me lost yet!
Good feature of working you around hold-ups in real time. Could do with a "save where I am now" function, but otherwise works well, and holds its' battery power well, for... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ancient Mariner
3.0 out of 5 stars dissapionted
after using a friends 1340 i thought it was user freindly yes it is my dissapiontment is it packed up just after buying it though amazon. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mr. M. Dickerson
5.0 out of 5 stars I would be lost without this!
I had my first Garmin nuvi for about 3 years before it broke (using it everyday because I have NO sense of direction!!!) and I replaced it with exacly the same one... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Charlie Townsend
1.0 out of 5 stars Admitting Defeat
I purchased my Nuvi about 2 years ago, so looking at some of the reviews I suppose I should just be grateful it is still working. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Lisa Aston
5.0 out of 5 stars Best thing I ever bought !
Having spent a week driving round Dorset on my own. Wasting endless time stopping to look at the map and then stopping to look at the map again when I had taken a wrong turn . . . Read more
Published 4 months ago by Christine Freestone
5.0 out of 5 stars Garmin sat nav
Easy to set up and use. I have since brought the lifetime map update which you can get now with other models as standard.
Published 4 months ago by Chris G
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