I love this remote since it enables me to be hands free. It is good at recognizing what you are telling it. The main problem is remembering to take it out when you use it in another car. I left my first one in a rental car that, of coarse was not turned in. I then left my new one in my husbands car. It is easy to forget! I definitely recommend this product.
The Garmin Speech Reconition Remote works very well. The only thing that I can recommend is for Garmin to enable the nuvi-885T GPS with a voice activation icon or button directly on the unit, or change the strap on the remote to fit as a wrist watch. I have trouble forgetting to remove the remote for a car rental, when in a hurry to return the car. I have never had any luck from a car rental company in returning a remote, after I contact them.
I too love the voice activation on the 885T, and I also lost the remote when moving it to another car. Unfortunately, no instructions on how to activate the 2nd remote were included in the package. In regards to S. Jamieson's 1 star review, I did a quick search on Garmin's website and found out how to activate the remote:To activate a second ASR remote with your 8xx unit:1. Power the device on2. Touch Tool3. Touch Settings4. Touch System5. Touch the down arrow6. Touch Add or Change next to Remote7. Touch ..