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Dont use this in Tenerife!,
This review is from: Garmin nuvi 2440 5" Sat Nav with UK and Western Europe Maps (Electronics)
I have just returned from a holiday in Tenerife and used one of these devices with my hire car. In the past I have used Tom Tom devices and the in-car systems of both Mercedes and BMW. Incidentally, my 7 year old Tom Tom has outperformed both in terms of the routes chosen and general reliability. So this was my first Garmin experience and in truth probably my last. Personally I did not find it particularly intuitive. OK you could probably put this down to my lack of familiarity with Garmin devices. However, also on occassions it stubornly refused to find the Satelittes and driving out of the airport it switched off totally just as I was approaching junction with the main motorway, leaving me with one of those 50/50 calls that we all love in an unfamiliar Car and unfamiliar Country! So I didnt get off to a great start with my little friend, but where I really had a problem with the device was the routes it choose for me. The device was consistantly directing me to use tracks which a goat would find difficult to navigate. Or on some occassions to turn onto roads which did not seem to exist or ever have existed. It became a source of great amusement to the kids.....'where will the sat nav try and take us next Dad'.
Reading some of these reviews it seems as if it is a perfectly good device on mainland Europe, so this may be a problem specific to Tenerife. But in any case, it is worth knowing before you buy and I definately wouldn't take it with you to Tenerife.