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Garmin Nvi By Garmin

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  • Lovin the garmin!
    My husband tried to convince me for a year that I needed a gps. I was completly against it until he deployed. He left and I realized wow I ask him for directions alot! So, i got myself a a garmin nuvi and I use it all the time! Even when I know my way around where I am at. I downloaded a george bush voice to my nuvi and it is hilarious. Now I am working on convincing my dad to buy himself one....more info
  • Garmin is the future
    I am extremly happy with my Garmin. I would be lost without it, no pun intended....more info
  • Almost Perfect and A Poor Man's In-Car GPS Navigation System
    I used iGuidance 1.0 for the Pocket PC for over 4 years before I got the Garmin nvi 360. I loved the iGuidance but the Garmin nvi 360 blew me away!

    Accuracy
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    The nvi is very accurate; it has yet to fail to bring me to my destination. However, I've encountered a few instances where an address or road wasn't in the nvi database - and I have the most current (2009) maps. In such cases, your best bet would be to simply enter an adjacent or nearby location into the nvi.

    Directions
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    The software lets you know how far ahead your next turn is when you're within between about .1 to .5 miles. It says something like "In .1 miles, turn left onto Broadway" and a few hundred feet before your turn, it omits the information on the distance before your turn and simply says "Turn left onto Broadway." I wish it used feet instead of miles when specifying distances .2 mile (1056 ft) or less but it's a minor complaint.

    The software gives you the directions for two successive turns that are very close together (say, 300 feet apart) all at once to make sure you have ample time to respond to the second turn that immediately follows the first. For example, "Take exit 70, then keep left", or "Turn right, then immediately turn left."

    However, it may occasionally notify you of a turn a little late, which results in you missing the turn. Thankfully, this doesn't happen very often. If you do miss a turn, however, the software recalculates a new route very quickly (within a couple of seconds)!

    Auto-Off/Resume Function
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    My Garmin is a permanent fixture in my car. I leave the car adapter permanently hooked up to the unit. What I really love about it is it automatically turns off when the external power supply is lost. What this translates to is whenever I turn off my car engine, the unit automatically shuts itself off. When I start my car, the unit automatically fires back up. It gets better - it remembers your set destination when it turns back on and resumes giving you directions to your destination. This feature is handy for when I need to fill up on gas midway to a destination. After I'm done filling up my tank, I start my car, at which point the GPS unit fires back up and immediately resumes giving me directions to my destination. Very cool! This makes the Garmin nvi the perfect In-Car GPS solution!

    Data Entry
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    The keys for entering addresses into the nvi are arranged alphabetically from A-Z, not in a QWERTY format. Personally, I find the tedium of having to hunt for letters in the A-Z format a real inconvenience and annoyance!

    Lock It
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    You can lock your nvi with a 4-digit PIN. The package comes with 2 decals that state that your GPS unit is secured with a security code to deter would-be thieves from stealing the unit.

    Text-To-Speech
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    The text to speech still sounds like it comes from a synthesized voice but it's perfectly intelligible.


    Multi-Point Routing
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    Even though Multi-Point Routing is NOT an intended feature on the nvi 360, it doesn't mean the nvi isn't _capable_ of Multi-Point Routing. Here's how it's accomplished: Say, you want to go from point A to point D via point B and point C.

    (i) You want to first set the destination to point D.

    (ii) Then, once again, you set the destination a second time, this time to point C. You will receive the following prompt from the software asking "Insert as via point?", which essentially means: Do you want to overwrite the destination you've set in step (i), i.e. the point D destination or do you want to go to point D VIA point C. Answer YES.

    (iii) Yet again, set the destination a third time to point B. Answer YES when prompted whether you want to "Insert as via point?"

    There you have it, the nvi is going to take you from point A to point D VIA points B and C. It's a clumsy roundabout way of getting the nvi 360 to do Multi-Point Routing, but it can be done.


    Nice Extras
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    - SD card Slot
    Since the unit can serve as an MP3 Player and a photo viewer, it has an SD card slot allows you to load mp3 and photos (JPEG) onto the unit.

    - MP3 Player
    The MP3 Player is very basic. It has shuffle and repeat track/playlist. The unit will only read mp3 files in the root directory of the SD card; it will not read mp3 files that are in a folder. It will, however, read playlist (pls) files, which can have its source from one or more folders / sub folders. There are other limitations to the mp3 player:
    (i) you cannot delete tracks
    (ii) you cannot arrange/edit your playlists

    To edit/delete your tracks or playlists, you will need to do so in your computer, mobile device, or music device.

    - Picture Viewer
    You can load your photos via the SD card slot and view it on the screen.

    - Bluetooth Phone Hookup
    I'm, unfortunately, still using a cell phone that's doesn't have Bluetooth (it's one of those antiquated phones reminiscent of the cell phones from the 90's) so I'm unable to test this feature. But I'm able to tell you it's a feature that allows you to hook up your phone to the GPS unit via Bluetooth so you can use the GPS unit as a handsfree console. Now, that's pretty nifty.

    Conclusion
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    The Garmin nvi 360 is a very affordable In-Car GPS Solution. Apart from the cumbersome interface (A-Z keys) for entering your destination, I really don't have very much else to complain about it. Highly recommended!
    ...more info
  • love it
    absolutely no complaints. Easy to use, see and hear. Lots of extra features. User friendly. Small, in a good way. Hasn't failed us yet, and we travel to new destinations, often. ...more info
  • Good product, good price
    It is good to use. I think the Tex-to-Speech is very useful. It can tell you the name of the street. Recalculating is quick. The battery last long. I did not try the blue tooth yet. The accuracy is great. It can find me not on the road when I walking on the side of the road....more info
  • very good
    I love this product.....the only complaint I have is that the screen is too small....more info
  • An Overall Evaluation
    I'm thinking what info would help a prospective GPS user; after all a lot has been detailed by users already. Here's my 2 cents.
    I narrowed my choices to a Garmin or TomTom after being led to believe from other reading that these 2 companies were at the forefront and likely System Engineered most extensively. Since people uniformly reported very poor FM transmits and Mp3 capabilities, I was looking for solid GPS functions (US/Canada) only with good value (not premium big screens). I was led to the nuvi 360. I later realized that just last year i went through a similar exercise for my daughter and independently had reached the same model for her. So if your needs are similar to mine I'd suggest this model.
    The suction cup mount is no good but I guess that is a generic issue with GPS mounts in general. The nuvi 360 speech is often garbled when it speaks street names. My sense is it puts together stored syllables to pronounce a name but the timing is not accurate making syllables overlap and therefore incoherent at times. In NY/CT/NJ areas I can figure out what it is trying to say b/c I have a sense of names. Memorial weekend in IL/Chicago area made the shortcoming clear.
    I agree, that tracking maps, signal locking and screen clarity are generally good. But at times it did not speak turns even though it showed it - I would have missed turns if not watching the screen.
    I picked an iRiver (AFT 100) $12 FM transmitter and am able to play music from the SD card in the nuvi360 slot. I'm no discerning audio buff but witin the db levels of (say) a Hertz Camry it sounded like an FM station. Can't say there was a lot of interference by other FM stations. Paired nicely with the Verizon mobile phone but phone conversation in a car, I'd say is better with with a bluetooth phone earpiece instead of the nuvi360. My old Mio didn't hold charge forcing me to keep it plugged in to avoid a long wait before use. Haven't had that problem with the nuvi360. Store it in the glove box overnight, it works when I plug into car outlet. I have not really analyzed software quirks - I'm sure it can be refined for usability. But its very usable as is already. So far, maps in US/Canada (British Columbia/Seattle areas) seem updated. God, for just not having to read street names in the dark of NCarolina (Durham area) I was thankful. For about $160, its good solid value; You won't feel you overpaid for a hokey gizmo or features.
    ...more info
  • Good but mine was defective
    I liked this model which is easy to fit in your shirt or trouser pocket, has variety of features and ofcourse helps you find your ways more accurately as compared to some other brands.

    Mine was a trouble piece whose battery drains out in ~45 mins even after being fully charged... sent it back of the replacement and bought 260w instead since i do not use bluetooth/mp3 (already integrated in my car) and new unit is more wider....more info
  • You are better off driving blind than with a GPS! Only IDIOTS use a GPS!
    GPS are the most useless devices ever created! I went to Best Buy last week and told the car sales guy that I couldn't find any Gay strip clubs or bars in my area....he laughed for a bit...(I don't know why... LOL!) and told me that a GPS would best fit my needs. I chuckled and said... 'Elton John would ...=)'....anywho....he recommended this GPS thing that supposedly gets people from point A to point B without getting lost...

    What a complete waste! This GPS could not help me get around town at all! I tried to find a few locations near my house and ended up getting lost 3 states away!! You are better off driving blind than with a GPS!!


    For good ways to travel use a map and compass! GPS is old technology that needs replacing!...more info
  • New nuvi user
    We were apprehensive about the technology and probably don't know everything involved, but we were able to use to unit for our first long trip in a long time. We actually enjoyed using the unit. We especially got a kick out of the bluetooth feature. Both the driver and the passenger were able to talk hands free. We don't reget the purchase and look forward to using it in the future....more info
  • Can't Go Wrong With A Garmin
    I own the Garmin 260W I bought this one for my wife. It works well and gets her where she needs to go. I gave it a three star because it has a pop up antenna which the 260W doesn't have. It works very well....more info
  • GARMIN NUVI 360
    I am very happy with my new GARMIN 360. It's very easy to use and small enough that it fits in my purse. When I was out of my area I typed in Starbucks and it mapped a route for me to follow to the nearest store. And it recalculates if I make a change to the route provided, I think I love this feature best. I don't have to take my eyes off the road and the text to speech feature is outstanding. I would recommend this product to all my friends and family. ...more info
  • Thoroughly Pleased
    The product was a great price and is performing exactly as advertised. The Bluetooth is a nice feature for handsfree calling. Would buy it again....more info
  • Better than I had expected
    My car has a GPS, my van and SUV don't. I bought this unit to use in my van and SUV but it sets on the dash of my car most of the time and I get the advantages of both the built in GPS and this fine Garmin unit. Both do the same thing with site differences. I get the best of both....more info
  • Excellent service
    Very quick delivery and product in perfect condition. MUCH cheaper than I would have been able to get it from the store. ...more info
  • item great amazon handel the issue
    Item was sent to me was not new as advertised but amazon handel the issue they send me a new unit and I sent them the refrbished unit
    but as item its great and more than i bought so far 4 units of this item one for me one for my brother and 1 for my father in law new car ridgeLine and one for my friend
    ...more info
  • Nice device a a good price.
    I recently purchased a factory refuburbished Garmin Nuvi 350 for a
    $ 115.00. To date I have not had any problem with it at all. It is easy to use and it is lightweight and very portable.

    I also purchased on Amazon for $ 13.00 a portable dashboard mount for it so I do not have the headache of using the window mount bracket. I just place it out of sight when not using it so would be thieves are not tempted to smash a window thiking a GPS is inside.

    Two great products....more info
  • made life easier
    I bought this knowing I was going somewhere I had not been before. It made getting to all unknown places easy, and even found us a place to eat when it seemed like we were miles from no where. Great product....more info
  • It was a gift given to my daughter in law
    It was a gift so I haven't used it. The recipient was thrilled to receive it & eager to try it out....more info
  • nuvi 360
    This is my first GPS, so I wasn't sure what to expect, and overall, it has been amazing.. Accurate maps and directions (98% of the time) and easy to use. Only negative I have found is the audio is a little choppy but that could be reception. I would recommend this product, possibly with a larger screen....more info
  • Excellent Multi-Use Device
    The Nubi 360 is easy to use, easy to set up. The hands free feature for the cell phone, works excellent. One button to push on the NUVI to call home. The cradle which attaches to the windshield works great. This is all you need if you want a simple to use GPS. You may also get connected to real time traffic if you require this feature. I would buy this model again if I needed a second GPS....more info
  • An Overall Evaluation
    I'm thinking what info would help a prospective GPS user; after all a lot has been detailed by users already. Here's my 2 cents.
    I narrowed my choices to a Garmin or TomTom after being led to believe from other reading that these 2 companies were at the forefront and likely System Engineered most extensively. Since people uniformly reported very poor FM transmits and Mp3 capabilities, I was looking for solid GPS functions (US/Canada) only with good value (not premium big screens). I was led to the nuvi 360. I later realized that just last year i went through a similar exercise for my daughter and independently had reached the same model for her. So if your needs are similar to mine I'd suggest this model.
    The suction cup mount is no good but I guess that is a generic issue with GPS mounts in general. The nuvi 360 speech is often garbled when it speaks street names. My sense is it puts together stored syllables to pronounce a name but the timing is not accurate making syllables overlap and therefore incoherent at times. In NY/CT/NJ areas I can figure out what it is trying to say b/c I have a sense of names. Memorial weekend in IL/Chicago area made the shortcoming clear.
    I agree, that tracking maps, signal locking and screen clarity are generally good. But at times it did not speak turns even though it showed it - I would have missed turns if not watching the screen.
    I picked an iRiver (AFT 100) $12 FM transmitter and am able to play music from the SD card in the nuvi360 slot. I'm no discerning audio buff but witin the db levels of (say) a Hertz Camry it sounded like an FM station. Can't say there was a lot of interference by other FM stations. Paired nicely with the Verizon mobile phone but phone conversation in a car, I'd say is better with with a bluetooth phone earpiece instead of the nuvi360. My old Mio didn't hold charge forcing me to keep it plugged in to avoid a long wait before use. Haven't had that problem with the nuvi360. Store it in the glove box overnight, it works when I plug into car outlet. I have not really analyzed software quirks - I'm sure it can be refined for usability. But its very usable as is already. So far, maps in US/Canada (British Columbia/Seattle areas) seem updated. God, for just not having to read street names in the dark of NCarolina (Durham area) I was thankful. For about $160, its good solid value; You won't feel you overpaid for a hokey gizmo or features.
    ...more info
  • Nice GPS
    My wife and I share this GPS and we are both very pleased with it. The GPS is easy to learn to use and handly. Little errands around town or on long trips are made easy. The device talks to you and prepares you for each turn so you do not need to look away from the road. It reminds you not to make changes while driving for your safety. Our sons love to borrow it for their trips. Highly recommend this little GPS!...more info
  • Too many choices
    I wanted a GPS with bluetooth and the Garmin nuvi 360 does that just fine but I also wanted one that would allow me to download routes starting at a point, following a dedcated route to an ending point. Apparently this unit can not but it accepts GPX waypoint files from Mapsource but I haven't been able to find out what that is. I have not been able to find good info on Garmin and nothing on Mapsource....more info
  • Our WHole Family Loves it
    We first bought one for our 26 year old son and it was so great we bought another for our 23 year old son. Now I splurged on one for myself because it is soooooo much better than the factory GPS system in my Infiniti....more info
  • You gotta get you one or two
    A friend of ours had the model 350 and just raved about it so when I found the Amazon deal on the Nuvi 360 we jumped on it. I may end up getting another one since the wife & I are constantly switching it from car to car. It was simple to set up right out of the box and typical Garmin once I registered the unit I was prompted to do an upgrade on the current map..that took a little time. Afterwords I synced the bluetooth to my Palm Centro cell phone, it downloaded my entire phone book in a matter of minutes and then my wife's cell as well who has the same phone, the phone books can be separated by user name. Cool. Calling is a breeze and clarity is exceptional.I purchased the dash bean bag mount for one car and use the suction cup mount that comes with it in the other. My only disappointment is that the I haven't figured out how to get all the local POI to come up without prompting it. I also own a Garmin GPS-18(requires a laptop for viewing) that you can turn the local POI on or off as needed. On this 360 it is in categories, food, shopping, etc but you cant see any local businesses as you drive around unless you select a category, the GPS-18 has a clutter/declutter tab that allows you to chose on or off. Hence 4 stars.Otherwise this little jewel is a breeze and since my wife is technology challenged it was a great choice for her as well.****...more info
  • Great device
    This is a very good tool for travelers, I'm really glad that I had it with me on my last trip to Miami otherwise I would have been lost. It has pretty much all the features you would expect from a GPS device and more. I bought other brands before and returned them because I got disappointed with them, and finally I got this Garmin Nuvi 360 and I'm completely satisfied with it. The only issue sometimes is when you spell some point of interest to find it on the map; it takes a little while to load the results, other than things usually run very smoothly....more info
  • Slow voice gudance and totally lost in city. Not so good.
    1) Once your in a City and it loses signal its very tough to get back satellite reception. Also the voice guidance is pretty slow, especially in city...like "take a right on Main st"...but unfortunately I would have already passed the street. So this totally fails the purpose of voice guidance (street by street guidance) and I end up looking at the GPS and taking turns.
    2) Also There is a 50-50 percent chance that the gps will lock a satellite signal within 30-45 secs of start up. So half the time I end up restarting the GPS.
    3) Incase you miss a turn. It takes a few seconds before it re-routes.
    4) And there were a couple of occasions when the map direction told me to go right and the voice guidance directed me to go left. I almost crashed into the divider because of this.

    The only pros I see in this is - simple to use.

    I tried updating the firmware and maps but not much help. One of my friends who had a lower-end/old Tomtom had none of these problems. And I was pretty amazed to see that its much better than my mid/higher end Garmin GPS. Somehow I get a feeling that Garmin products are marketed well and not worth the price of the product. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. ...more info
  • Perfect Traveling Companion!
    I am an airline pilot, and needed a way to go on long walks (in many different cities) without getting lost! This is the perfect GPS for me: fits in my shirt pocket (even with the antenna extended), easy to use. I do use it in my truck, also, if I am driving somewhere unfamiliar. But mostly, I put it in "Pedestrian" mode (I didn't even know it had that until I bought it), figure out some point of interest within a couple of miles (restaurant, park, etc.), and just start walking.
    The vehicle mount works great, and detaches easily when I'm not using it. The bluetooth feature is very nice for hands-free cell phone use on the road, and people tell me my voice quality is just fine, even with road noise in the background....more info
  • Garmin Nuvi 360 - Greate idea w/poor execution (software)
    Take it easy - this is my 2nd review on Amazon.

    This navigation is ok for sheep, i.e. people that don't know their way around and driving from A to B regardless of the time and/or convenience. This navigation is not ok if you somewhat know your way around and trying to play a shepherd.
    I'm aware that this was a harsh statement, but this is my opinion.

    Brief introduction before Garmin will take the hit. Believe me I'm trying to be as objective as possible:
    1. I had Nuvi 360 for a week (I returned mine, since I felt it was already used).
    2. I've downloaded every possible update from Garmin, including maps
    3. I don't represent any competing company
    4. Somewhat knowledgeable as a user - previously I owned a TomTom navigation (4 years ago) and now a built-in navigation as part of Acura TL
    5. Somewhat knowledgeable as a Product Developer - I have degrees in both EE and Software Development
    6. There are enough perfect reviews for this product, so I'll concentrate only on product's shortcomings.

    I'll break this product's shortcomings into 2 sections (YMMV):
    1. Not great, but fine:
    a. GPS signal acquisition time is longer than usual (30-60 seconds)
    b. Often it will force me to take a more complicated way
    c. Upgrading maps requires a "geek-squad" degree + takes around 5 hours or more (2GB file)
    2. Deal breakers - don't buy and wait for Garmin's response:
    a. No way to avoid streets (using a POI workaround is not a good solution)
    b. No way to avoid freeways/toll roads (it comes only with 3 methods: Shortest distance, Fastest time and Off-road)
    c. No way to preview computed directions

    I hope I've educated you enough to make the right decision.

    P.S. I gave this product only 2 stars, since I felt that this is the only way to represent my falling respect for Garmin. Sorry Garmin, I expected more....more info
  • This device rocks!!
    We purchased this GPS device after seeing a Garmin Nuvi model in action with my sister. It is so much better than the Tom Tom ONE XL. It can be used right out of the box and fixes onto satellites so much quicker. The speech function names each cross street as you go so it's impossible to lose your way. I also like the size. It can be fit into your shirt pocket if needed. An excellent buy and highly recommended....more info
  • Garmin Nuvi 360 - Greate idea w/poor execution (software)
    Take it easy - this is my 2nd review on Amazon.

    This navigation is ok for sheep, i.e. people that don't know their way around and driving from A to B regardless of the time and/or convenience. This navigation is not ok if you somewhat know your way around and trying to play a shepherd.
    I'm aware that this was a harsh statement, but this is my opinion.

    Brief introduction before Garmin will take the hit. Believe me I'm trying to be as objective as possible:
    1. I had Nuvi 360 for a week (I returned mine, since I felt it was already used).
    2. I've downloaded every possible update from Garmin, including maps
    3. I don't represent any competing company
    4. Somewhat knowledgeable as a user - previously I owned a TomTom navigation (4 years ago) and now a built-in navigation as part of Acura TL
    5. Somewhat knowledgeable as a Product Developer - I have degrees in both EE and Software Development
    6. There are enough perfect reviews for this product, so I'll concentrate only on product's shortcomings.

    I'll break this product's shortcomings into 2 sections (YMMV):
    1. Not great, but fine:
    a. GPS signal acquisition time is longer than usual (30-60 seconds)
    b. Often it will force me to take a more complicated way
    c. Upgrading maps requires a "geek-squad" degree + takes around 5 hours or more (2GB file)
    2. Deal breakers - don't buy and wait for Garmin's response:
    a. No way to avoid streets (using a POI workaround is not a good solution)
    b. No way to avoid freeways/toll roads (it comes only with 3 methods: Shortest distance, Fastest time and Off-road)
    c. No way to preview computed directions

    I hope I've educated you enough to make the right decision.

    P.S. I gave this product only 2 stars, since I felt that this is the only way to represent my falling respect for Garmin. Sorry Garmin, I expected more....more info
  • Garmin Nuvi 360 Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator
    I had only seen a couple of GPS' so bought on what I had seen. I have used it on a trip from Florida to Wisconsin and Iowa and worked fine. Especially like the bluetooth for our cellphone for hands off operation while I am driving. Would recommend this one!...more info
  • Excelente Lo recomiendo / Excellent I recommend it
    Hola, soy de Venezuela y compr este GPS hace un mes (es mi primer GPS) hasta ahora me ha parecido muy bueno, me ha llevado a todos lados y adems viene con todos sus accesorios a diferencia de muchos otros. Lo recomiendo 100%, se obtiene ms de lo que se paga.
    /
    Hello, I'm from Venezuela and I bought this GPS a month ago (my first GPS) so far I have found very good, it has taken me me to everywhere and come with all accessories unlike many others. I recommend it 100%, you get more than you paid....more info
  • Perfect Traveling Companion!
    I am an airline pilot, and needed a way to go on long walks (in many different cities) without getting lost! This is the perfect GPS for me: fits in my shirt pocket (even with the antenna extended), easy to use. I do use it in my truck, also, if I am driving somewhere unfamiliar. But mostly, I put it in "Pedestrian" mode (I didn't even know it had that until I bought it), figure out some point of interest within a couple of miles (restaurant, park, etc.), and just start walking.
    The vehicle mount works great, and detaches easily when I'm not using it. The bluetooth feature is very nice for hands-free cell phone use on the road, and people tell me my voice quality is just fine, even with road noise in the background....more info
  • First GPS
    This was my first GPS and overall I am very happy with the Nuvi 360. I do have two small complaints: 1. The volume is not loud enough to here clearly over the engine and road noise. 2. The screen is not bright enough in bright sunlight....more info
  • You gotta get you one or two
    A friend of ours had the model 350 and just raved about it so when I found the Amazon deal on the Nuvi 360 we jumped on it. I may end up getting another one since the wife & I are constantly switching it from car to car. It was simple to set up right out of the box and typical Garmin once I registered the unit I was prompted to do an upgrade on the current map..that took a little time. Afterwords I synced the bluetooth to my Palm Centro cell phone, it downloaded my entire phone book in a matter of minutes and then my wife's cell as well who has the same phone, the phone books can be separated by user name. Cool. Calling is a breeze and clarity is exceptional.I purchased the dash bean bag mount for one car and use the suction cup mount that comes with it in the other. My only disappointment is that the I haven't figured out how to get all the local POI to come up without prompting it. I also own a Garmin GPS-18(requires a laptop for viewing) that you can turn the local POI on or off as needed. On this 360 it is in categories, food, shopping, etc but you cant see any local businesses as you drive around unless you select a category, the GPS-18 has a clutter/declutter tab that allows you to chose on or off. Hence 4 stars.Otherwise this little jewel is a breeze and since my wife is technology challenged it was a great choice for her as well.****...more info
  • All you need
    Garmin Nuvi 360 was exactly what I was looking for as my first GPS. Very very simple to set up. Works right out of the box. Simple to operate. If you dont need all the complex bells and whistles and just want to get from point A to point B this is a great unit. ...more info
  • Works Great!!!
    I was a little hesitant about purchasing a refurbished product, but it works as new and I have no complaints. Would defiantly buy again. We recently took this on a trip from OH to FL and had no issues. It was a big help!!...more info
  • Outdated maps on new products
    Bought this in Aug. 2008 from Amazon before I moved to Worcester, MA so my wife could use it. New major road (Rt. 146 just south of Worcester before the thruway exit) diverted before I moved. The 360 doesn't know the new road and gets completely lost when I go through the area. Since it is a major road it is a pain going anywhere through this area.

    Even though the unit is only 6 months old Garmin doesn't allow me to update the map without paying for it. Even if I could though, the 2009 maps still don't have the correct routing for this road. Still, why don't they offer 1 year worth of free maps? I bought the unit for $270 and 6 months later the price has dropped $100. I am not spending ore money for outdated maps.

    As others have mentioned, acquiring maps is also way slower than the TomTom that I use. I also prefer the TomTom's user interface better. TomTom has the arrow that shows you which way your turn will be whereas you have to click on the screen to view your next turn with the Garmin. This is a pain if you are on a multi-lane road in thick traffic....more info