Product Type: Garmin in GPS Navigation
Newest Review: ... museums and all manner of other things have their addresses handily pre-entered into Garmin sat-navs, very useful if looking for somet... more
I'd be lost without it
Garmin nuvi 1310
Member Name: Pyrexx
Garmin nuvi 1310
Advantages: reliable, easy to use
I have a terrible sense of direction so it's really lucky for me that I have such a reliable and easy to use sat-nav! Although a sat-nav is never a cheap thing to buy, I do not feel that this is unreasonably priced. I expect as the technology becomes more advanced a simpler system like this will become cheaper and obsolete, but it has all the features you need.
When you're picking a destination you can 'go home' where the sat-nav will find the best route back to your home postcode from wherever you might be (although for security reasons it's suggested by some experts that you do not program in your home address to your sat-nav), you manually enter a postcode or street name and the computer will find the address for you or you can pick from one of the pre-programmed options. Hotels, food outlets, theme parks, museums and all manner of other things have their addresses handily pre-entered into Garmin sat-navs, very useful if looking for something to do in a strange place, or even just somewhere you've not been before near home!
As well as voicing instructions of which way to go (the volume of which can be adjusted) there is a handy animation of the car and diagrams of the next direction. This is really useful for working out which way you want to be heading, as sometimes the verbal directions may be a little misleading or out of time. The sat-nav also keeps track of your speed, the current speed limit and will warn you if you're going too fast.
I have found that my Garmin sat-nav has excellent signal reception. I live in a rural area with many small roads and bridleways etc that other sat-navs either loose signal on or simply don't know they exist! I have never had such a problem.
Summary: very good and reliable sat nav