Garmin Nuvi 2340 4.3" Sat Nav with UK and Western Europe Maps
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- Widescreen sat nav with preloaded mapping for Western Europe (24 countries)
- PhotoReal™ Junction View and Lane Assist shows correct lane with realistic signage and landscape detail
- MyTrends™ learns your driving habits to predict destinations based on time of day and location
- Save money and fuel and reduce your carbon footprint with ecoRoute™ software for fuel-efficient navigation
- Unique Cyclops™ directional safety camera alerts (includes fixed camera and mobile positions) with speed limits
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Garmin Nuvi 2340 4.3" Sat Nav with UK and Western Europe Maps
Simple to use, the compact nüvi 2340 sat nav packs high-end navigation features into an entry-level sat nav. It comes with Lane Assist with PhotoReal™ Junction View, speaks street names and has preloaded maps for Western Europe (24 countries). ecoRoute™ also helps calculate the most fuel-efficient route to your destination.
A Helping Hand on Unfamiliar Roads
nüvi 2340's PhotoReal™ junction view provides a realistic reproduction of road signs and junctions along your route, with stunning landscape detail for exceptional clarity down to the exact trees and pylons! With Lane Assist, there's no more guessing which lane you need to be in at upcoming exits and junctions, with arrows that indicate the proper lane for navigation. So there's no need to panic, hesitate or make last-minute lane changes, even on unfamiliar routes.
Unique Speed Cameras
Garmin's unique Cyclops™ speed cameras are built in, giving real-time, reliable and accurate alerts, overspeed warning and speed limit information as you approach one of hundreds of fixed, mobile, variable limit and temporary safety cameras.
Find Fuel-efficient Routes
nüvi 2340 saves you fuel and money with ecoRoute - Garmin's innovative green feature that calculates the most fuel-efficient route, tracks fuel usage and more. You can choose to take the "less fuel" option as a routing preference and when selected, nüvi will determine if a more fuel efficient route exists based upon road speed data and vehicle acceleration data.
Get Turn-by-Turn Directions
nüvi 2340 has an intuitive interface that greets you with two simple questions: "Where To?" and "View Map." Touch the colour screen to easily look up addresses and services and get voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions with spoken street names for extra route awareness with no need to look at the sat nav screen. Garmin's new Trip Planner feature provides a multi-route preview so you can visually compare the available routes before selecting your preferred journey.
Where am I?
The Where am I? emergency locator is a safety feature that can be very helpful if you break down or need a local service urgently. Simply tap the car icon on the map screen to get your exact coordinates, address and junction, contact details for vehicle recovery services and directions to your nearest hospitals, police and petrol stations.
Go Beyond Navigation
Navigation is just the beginning. nüvi 2340 features many travel tools, including JPEG picture viewer, world travel clock with time zones, currency converter, measurement converter, calculator and more. Download custom voices and vehicles absolutely free from our Garmin Extras collection and enhance your travel experience with optional plug-in microSD™ cards for interactive tour guides and details of and directions to reviewed and rated destinations.
Top Customer Reviews
First impressions are good:
+Much thinner than TomTom but screen size the same
+Menu uncluttered by needless items I never used
+Comes with a great windscreen mount - my tomtom was always falling off
+PC Lead and Lead for car as standard
+Lane Select (great 'new' feature for me)
+Picture of motorway junction as you approach (very neat)
- Main display only displays 2 bits of data at once from a number of options e.g. Distance, time, time remaining, distance covered, elevation. I would like to see more.
- No Bluetooth - I didnt really use it but now seems to be only available on more expensive satnavs whereas before my mid range model had it. More of a gripe rather than a criticism against this model.
All in all I wasnt prepared to pay £200+ for the fancy models, and I wasn't yet ready to rely on my smartphone for in-car navigation. Hopefully this sat nav will last 3+ years by which time I am sure technology will have moved on so that we will be able to use smartphones for navigation. Until then I am sticking with specialist products.
No UBS cable supplied to connect to PC and access to Garmin on line, impossible without altering a lot of Explorer security settings.
No access = no registration, no map updates and an annoying waste of time trying to get to Garmin online.
I would not buy from this manufacturer again simply because of the PC online Garmin access problems.
Not brought from Amazon as I managed to get a better price elsewhere due to gift vouchers etc otherwise Amazon would not have been beaten on the price.
I didn't get the chance to test out the Live Traffic feature really, but seeing from what it was able to do even inside, I think the Live Link worked out of the box. I managed to get the Traffic Cameras also working. Weather conditions at the destination address all loading up just
So far so good.
But this had to go back as the fundamental feature i.e. navigation is very very poor. I ran a route demo of a few routes I was very well versed with. The worst thing is that the map disappears from the screen all together several times. At least that's what I saw happening in the demo. And it appeared even worse in 2D mode.
If you want to add more information on the map i.e. ETA, EDA etc ... about 20% of the horizontal resolution gets used up !!! Why not simply use smaller font and have the info delivered in a row near the bottom of the screen horizontally ?
Anyways, this was not for me even with all the extra cool features. If the very basic function does not work well, it is of no use to me.
If you go to Scotland, you must remember to tell it you are changing country. I usually navigate as my husband falls asleep if he's a passenger but when I last went to Scotland I decided to drive and rely on the sat nav;at a crucial moment the screen went black at Glasgow for no apparent reason and I missed the turn off. I was re-routed down a narrow pot-holed road that was only being used by bicycles.
I must admit I haven't set My Trends to favourites, but it takes me completely different routes from the ones I know are the quickest. It misses the turn at the bottom of the road and takes me into an estate to get to the main road...well it would if I listened to it.
Overall- it will get you to where you want to be...eventually, but you would be better off looking at a map and just using it at the tricky bits.
Have a look at other alternatives before purchasing this one.
First off, the map is not up to date, even if you "update the map" to the latest version. Garmin say they rely on data from Navteq, but half of the problems on the Garmin unit were showing correctly at Navteq, and where Navteq didn't have the update, they self confess it takes "up to 9 months" to fix!
Updating the unit is troublesome, the included CD generates virus warnings from two different virus checkers (couldn't they be bothered with getting it white-listed by the virus companies?), takes ages to update, and the instructions tell you to "disconnect" the USB device without telling you how to reconnect it (it totally buggers up recognition in the USB drive if you follow the instructions 'to the letter')
Half the speed limits are missing from the unit, and many are just wrong, and punching in the correct speed limit for the road is pretty difficult to do "on the move" (the speed has to be upped in increments of 5 mph, if you're doing 30mph on a National Speed Limit road, that's 6 presses on the arrow, then a confirm button)
Speed cameras are way out of date, bleeping in areas the cameras were removed years ago, and not picking up others that are there.
Calculation of routes take ages, plugging in a 200 mile route took it two minutes to calculate, and all it needed to do was say primary road for 5 miles, take motorway for 190 miles, then another primary road for 5 miles. A calculation of several minutes was endured for calculating a route through many country lanes.
It directs you along the Severn Bridge in the westbound direction when you have tolls disabled mode on, and routes through traffic from Newport to Swindon onto the Old Severn Bridge in the eastbound direction!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Loved the Sat Nav, first experience and easy to use. However just out of guarantee, the screen developed a vertical coloured line - this has grown to three and my understanding is... Read morePublished on 30 Aug. 2013 by Poustie
If you are looking for a basic product that gets you from A to B then you'll probably be ok with this. Read morePublished on 15 July 2012 by Janbie
Bought this little gem last week. Have had GArmin in the passed but last car had built in sat nav. Fantastic unit although when updating maps for the first time I recommend it's... Read morePublished on 4 April 2012 by Simon from Kent
Bought my first sat nav for use on holiday in Berkshire but not impressed. Difficult to program towns or places of interest. Read morePublished on 17 Oct. 2011 by Terry C