Garmin Nuvi 1340 4.3" Sat Nav with UK and Western Europe Maps
- 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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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.Read more ›
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this product a while back and have found it brilliant, the only draw back is the cost to update the maps.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Love this sat nav. Has been invaluable especially when travelling on b roads where it would be difficult to navigate country lanes etc.Published 2 months ago by Elizabeth Russell
OK I think haven't used it much,tryed it out on occasions ,takes you strange ways but would get you there in end.One of my sons used it for a long journey and said was OK.Published 5 months ago by Esher
This item was really good value at about £60 'on the doorstep'' Gives the passengers something to watch! and useful for giving arrival times (we need to catch ferries).Published 10 months ago by Boatman