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Garmin nuvi 2557LMT 5" Sat Nav with UK and Full Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates and Free Lifetime Traffic Alerts
Garmin nuvi 2557LMT 5" Sat Nav with UK and Full Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates and Free Lifetime Traffic Alerts
Price: 145.75

34 of 38 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Maybe I was unlucky, 18 May 2013
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I bought this GPS to replace a 6 year old Garmin, having deliberated as to which model to order for some time I was very pleased to order a newly announced Garmin GPS that seemed to be rich in features offering a specification I wanted.

The unit is pleasing to look at having a slim contemporary design. The menu system seemed reasonably intuitive and configurations seemed easy enough. I had read horror stories about the length of time updating maps to the latest version can take. I connected the unit to my PC, went through a registration process and received the message that the maps are fully up to date, so no problems there.

Fitting the device into the car is easy, the mount is secure and the unit easy to afix to mount.

I thought I would trial the unit on a 15 mile journey I know well, the route includes motorway, A roads, B roads and plenty of turns. Here is where the problems started and why the device has been returned. The route was calculated quickly, however the highlighted route disappeared and reappeared at random from the screen, spoken turn instructions were rare, the unit didn't even tell me to get off the motorway. Very few of the advertised features seemed to operate, for example, PhotoReal and BirdsEye Junction View and Active Lane Guidance. Also the speed limit was not displayed for any of the roads I travelled on. As a navigation device, it's useless. Maybe mine is defective and I will try a replacement but that was very disappointing.

In it's favour, I am sure this would be a good device should the it work properly. The ability to search on places of interest such as rail stations, cash points, restaurants etc was very good, much better than my previous old GPS. There is a useful side bar that can be configured to pop up showing what lies ahead in the next few miles - petrol, food and cashpoints, this seemed a nice feature. Pity the primary function of navigation simply didn't work.


Ring Automotive RAC630 12 V Automatic Digital Compressor with LED Light
Ring Automotive RAC630 12 V Automatic Digital Compressor with LED Light
Price: 24.72

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good when it worked, 20 April 2011
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Good product, very useful. Easy to use with good screw type connector to afix to car tyre. Useful carry case, basically everything I needed. However, it ceased to work after about 2 months of ownership, used once a fortnight I guess so hardly over use!. I would like another but do have concerns about product reliability, will look what else is on the market.


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