Foursquare - Search millions of additional new and popular restaurants, shops and more with Foursquare Garmin Real Directions - Garmin Real Directions guides like a friend using landmarks and traffic lights Direct Access - Simplifies navigating to select complex destinations, like malls and airports Backup Camera Compatible - Take the worry out of reversing with the BC 30 Wireless Backup Camera (purchased separately)3 Free Lifetime Map and Traffic Updates With bright 6” dual-orientation displays, spoken turn-by-turn directions and innovative features, the value-priced nüvi Essential Series are easy-to-use, dedicated GPS navigators that do not rely on cellular signals and are unaffected by cellular dead zones. nüvi arrives preloaded with detailed maps; select models offer free lifetime map updates1. Spoken Garmin Real Directions guide like a friend, using landmarks and traffic lights. Foursquare data adds millions more points of interest, so you can discover new and popular restaurants, shops, services and more in your area. Direct Access simplifies navigating to select complex destinations, like malls and airports. Lane assist with junction view helps you navigate interchanges with ease. nüvi displays current street, speed, speed limit and arrival time, and cautions with school zone alerts that you see and hear.
This unit is more than I expected. It warned us of an accident that took place on the road 20 miles ahead of us while driving at night and on the return trip it warned us of an interstate closure because of a severe accident, then directed us on an alternative route to not get stuck in traffic. Awesome!
It gets me where I want to go! What more can I say? Directions are clear, and I appreciate the way the Nuvi warns me about getting into the correct lanes so that I can make subsequent turns. The photos featuring upcoming obstacles or confusing corners is also very helpful.
I got this to replace my nearly 10 year old Garmin StretPilot 2720 (which amazingly is still being sold used by some sellers). The Garmin StreetPilot 2720 was a top of the line unit back in 2006 and I was pleased to find that the "cutting edge" tech of 2006 is now in the "low end" Nuvi series of modern models. Amazing that a sub $200 GPS does way more than a $1000 9 year old GPS could do.For those wondering, YES there are still reasons to own a sta..