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Garmin nüvi 1350/1350T 4.3-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator with Traffic Review

Garmin nüvi 1350/1350T 4.3-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator with TrafficFree traffic alerts are added to Garmin nüvi 1350/1350T 4.3-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator with Traffic.

It offers pedestrian navigation options and it calculates more efficient route with ecoRoute.

Preloaded in this GPS are the maps for North America or Europe. Streets are announced by name with this device and it guides you to proper lane.

The model number of the unit itself is 1350. The letter ‘T’ refers to the additional Traffic Receiver component which is included in the box thus naming the device ‘1350T’.

Navigate City by Transit
Nüvi 1350T has enhanced pedestrian navigation capabilities. To navigate city public transit, an optional CityXplorer must be downloaded.

You will know where to catch the bus, subway, tram or other transportation and how long it will take to get there. CityXplorer maps are only available in selected cities throughout Europe and North America for as low as $9.99.

“Where Am I?” “Where’s My Car?”
Just a single tap on the unit’s screen allows it to display the exact latitude and longitude coordinates of the user’s location. Garmin nüvi 1350T automatically marks the position in which it was last removed from the mount thus allowing you to find your car in a vast parking lot.

Map Data
Garmin’s nüvi 1350T is preloaded with City Navigator NT North America which covers map data. It contains almost 6 million of points of interest such as restaurants, hospitals, gas stations, etc. The map data is powered by NAVTEQ, a renowned maker of premium-quality digital map data. The City North America NT provides the necessary road data to travel North America as it provides the most detailed street maps which enables you to navigate with accurate road directions.

For a device to navigate effectively, it needs to get a ‘lock’ on three satellites. With Garmin’s HotFix technology, GPS becomes capable of remembering the position of all satellites it is tracking when it is turned off. Upon turning it on, it easily locates the satellites that it previously tracked.

Traffic-Capable FM
Touching the screen to view traffic details, TMC Clear Channel alerts you about traffic tie-ups and road construction that lie ahead. The traffic broadcast is received through silent FM data channel so it doesn’t interfere with music or news programs on car radio.

Text-To-Speech Feature
This device has Text-to-speech feature which automatically calls out specific name of streets. Instead of saying the usual ‘turn right in 200 feet’ alert, it specifically says ‘turn right on Main Street’. This awesome feature allows drivers to have their eyes focused on the road while they are navigating through tricky roadways and heavy traffic.

Lane Guidance
Garmin nüvi 1350T has Lane Guidance feature. This allows you to view what lane you should be in for upcoming turns. You will see photo-realistic screen with the new 3D Lane Assist Junction View which displays the road detail and signs.

Wider Display
Garmin’s nüvi 1350T has 4.3-inch backlit wide touchscreen. It displays 70% more screen area than a navigator with only 3.5 inches of screen. The wide screen is beneficial in showing the nearby restaurants, parks, gas stations, ATM machines and the like. It also alerts you when there’s a detour ahead and it has 2D or 3D display.

Despite all the great features above, the Garmin nüvi 1350/1350T has its downsides as described below:

Users’ Complaints
(These can be isolated cases. Replacement of unit can be done under warranty policy.)

  • Nüvi 1350T easily turns itself off and automatically gets back on. This sometimes happen when you touch the screen.
  • Whole loading of map takes about 2 minutes.
  • It’s annoying to hit the ‘back’ button multiple times to get back to your route. It would be good to have a one-touch ‘back’ button that takes you directly to the directions.
  • The manual warned about screen freezes but the unit’s freezing is just too much as it freezes once every 4 hours.
  • Pronunciation of recorded voice alerts and contrast are not great.

Customers’ Ratings
5 Stars 50%, 4 Stars 28%, 3 Stars 12%, 2 Stars 2%, 1 Star 8%

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