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Good product - gets you from A to B
on 3 July 2013
This little satnav is not a bad buy. My fiance has a Tom Tom but with all the hassle of updating maps etc. that I have experienced I read customer reviews of the Garmin Satnavs and decided to order this. I needed up to date maps and also a machine which features western Europe as we were touring. On first using the machine its a little frustrating as the functions work a bit different to the Tom Toms which I was used to using. I have two computers - one in the office running Windows XP and a laptop running Vista. Once I ad opened the box I wanted to get the machine up to date and to look at what extras I could add from the Garmin website. Well.... all I can say is do not even try if running XP. I had to leave the machine and PC on and connected all night to wait for updates to be identified and downloaded and almost when it was all done I then get the message that the machine does not have sufficient memory to install the updates. What is absolutely necessary is that you must purchase a micro SD card to use this machine properly and to enable you to install the updates. So I ordered a 4GB mini SD card and after sometime trying to work out the correct way to insert it (no info regarding this in the manual which sucks) I then re-tried the updating...I used the laptop this time installed with Vista... a breeze - very quick to download and update. What I suggest is that you connect a machine running Vista or 7 or connect with a Mac - avoid XP at all costs! So far we have been on few long trips but with some strange detours thrown in courtesy of the machine. Why it decided to take us on some of these unexpected routes is un be known to me but it did not seem to take any longer....probably because we had selected the shortest route among the options available. The in built voices are OK but not as loud as the Tom Tom (so turn the music down!). It takes a little time to learn how to use this machine but slowly it is becoming easier. Overall - 7 out of 10...