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Problems with Bluetooth.,
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This review is from: Garmin Nuvi 2310 4.3" Sat Nav with UK and Ireland Maps and Bluetooth (Electronics)
This is my first satnav - in the past I have always borrowed my husbands!
The first unit that came was faulty - there was no bluetooth connectivity in it at all. I returned it and then bought another unit of the same model. this unit also had a problem with the bluetooth element - pairing it with a Nokia mobile phone caused the whole unit to shut down. The unit only worked again when the mobile phone phone was unlinked and the satnav restored to its factory settings. This unit was returned to Garmin. They sent me a thrid unit - which had exactly the same problem as the second unit. I contacted Garmin again and received the following in my email reply, "I have looked into this further and done some testing. I am finding on the latest software the 2310 is having regular problems with bluetooth and the device shutting down. We are currently looking into this and will hopefully sooner rather than later release a software update to fix this, i can assure you this is currently being looked at." I have now asked Customer services to supply another model, as I cannot wait for the software patch and need a sat nav with functional Blue Tooth.
As for the other sat nav features:
I find some of the road names given irritating and/or funny, depending on my mood. Often it is the names of really famous roads in London that are pronounced almost unrecognisably. I've found it less irritating if I choose the voice to be in Australian English, as the soft australian accent used seems to be less odd than an English voice pronouncing English names wrong. Also, road numbers are given as "The Bee four thousand one hundred and ninety six" instead of the "Bee four one nine six" - which takes some getting used to!
The lane assist and photo view are brilliant.
The power lead to the sat nav plugs into the holder, not the sat nav itself, which makes removal and replacement MUCH easier than in other models where the power lead has to be plugged into the back of the unit.
The "ping" when you come into an area where there might be speed cameras is helpful - but irritating when there are lots of warnings along 1 stretch of road. It never seems to stop pinging. On balance I'd rather have the warnings, though.
The time it predicts I will take to get from A to B is very accurate. Much more so than my husbands Tom Tom.
As I work with children in a health setting, I find all the schools and hospitals listed in the Points of Interest VERY useful!
I think that, once the bluetooth problems are sorted, it will be an excellent sat nav but, for the moment, DON'T BUY IT!