Garmin Nuvi 1390T 4.3" Sat Nav with UK and Europe Maps
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- Street-level mapping for UK&ROI, Western & Eastern Europe (42 countries) with 60-Day nüMaps™ Guarantee
- Built-in Cyclops™ speed camera database (includes fixed camera locations and mobile hot-spots)
- Lane Assist/Junction View - illustrates the correct lane choice for upcoming turns and exits
- Award winning free Premium Lifetime traffic subscription for the UK and other European countries
- 4.3 inch wide touchscreen display, sleek, ultra-slim design that fits easily in your pocket.
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Top Customer Reviews
+ Very easy to use
+ Points of interest + favourites work well
+ pedestrian mode works well, finding fuel, shops, money, restaurants in an unusual town is now very easy
+ built quality top
+ voice clear
+ route calcuations very quick, 850km takes 5 secs to calculate
+ Add in a "via" point if you want to detour. When you select a new desitination while driving a current route, it asks if this is a via point or a new destination. (some reviews says it doesn't have this feature???)
+ speed limits displayed, 99% accurate and very handy
+ fixed speed cameras, good to know where they are
+ Distance to go, time to go etc, very accurate
+ Very secure windscreen mount and clasp.
+ At autobahn junctions, display switches to show what lane to be in, picture is very clear and suprisingly accurate. It shows the road signs exactly as they are making it easy to navigate through major junctions/intersections (eg basel border for CH Fr, Ge)
- Kept repeating a speed camera area, software bug, not sure, had to reset (hold power button 10 secs) put in new route then put original route back in then ok
- Calculation jammed at 79% when stopping in services, had to do system reset
- When power cable is plugged in to back, every time you start your car, the GPS powers on, would be better if you powered it on manually.
A great unit, only a couple of small bugs in 16 hrs of driving. Through 3 countries. I don't think any of these are bug free and the problems I had were solved within a few seconds. I took it out the box, stuck it on my windscreen and drove 1000 miles. No need to read instructions as long as you have a little bit of common sense. I would recommend this unit 100%.
We had opportunity to compare it as we hired the second unit from the car hire company. The unit we hired was an older Garmin. It was not wide screen and didn't have traffic knowledge or bluetooth. I have to say this machine was vastly superior in its navigation. We each had highly frustrating situations with the hired one in which we simply couldn't find our way- telling us to turn where there were no roads/one way roads. Taking us repeatedly on and off packed motorways, ambiguous directions etc. This NEVER happened with this machine. Well, there was the odd ambiguous direction, but I think this was more of a reflection of the crazy lane changing required to get to the correct motorway, and lack of concentration- than the fault of our machine.
It has a brilliant thing in the top left corner that tells you how far to the next change and a small easily understood diagram of what that change is going to be. The speed limit is really handy- British roads are NOT well signposted. They have the Limitied Speed Zone sign everywhere telling you its open road, BUT the open road speed limit changed depending on if you are on a motorway, country road or and highway... So although it is very occasionally wrong- it is very handy. It even knew that there was a temporary change in speed at most of the road works!Read more ›
The Good Stuff
1. Map quality seems good. Few mistakes around London
2. Lane assist. This really works! For me, in London, its saved my bacon quite a few times. Possibly one of the most useful features.
3. Screen size is excellent with clear, easy to read maps and menus.
4. Camera database seems spot on - for box fixed and mobile cameras. Get red alerts if you are over the speed limit on approach.
5. So far seem realiable. Has not frozen, crashed, locked or got confused.
6. PC connectivity is straightforward plus you get one free map update too.
The Bad Stuff
1. It gives road names not numbers or instructions. I really need instructions such as 'take second right' or 'turn onto A406 North Circular'. Instead I get 'turn right in to Acacia Avenue' - this only works if you know all the street names in the UK. So major, major problem. Worse, major road signs show road numbers not names - so you still need to look at everything - kind of defeats the purpose of satnav.
2. Traffic alerts can be unreliable in London. In London traffic alerts can pop up, then disappear. Sometimes get no warning at all before hitting traffic. Grrr.
3. Route choice is interesting. Fastest route can be slower that Shortest. Eco route can be least direct and most winding. Maybe thats just London and could be better in other parts of UK.
4. Cables are rather intrusive. Traffic antenna plugs into main cable about 30cm away from satnav unit.
The satnav is rather good. Well made, reliable and shows maps and locations. BUT. For me the street name issue is a killer. Maybe it'll grow on me but I suspect not.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Build quality is poor. The power cable keeps losing connection to the 12v socket - nothing wrong with the socket as other items work fine, deleted favorites re-appear sometimes... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Beardo
Bought this having already owned a Nuvi 55, best feature was the excellent traffic info, we drove through Germany & Austria to Slovenia during the appalling floods of 2013, we were... Read morePublished 17 months ago by MrCitroen2cv