Product Type: Garmin in GPS Navigation
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Garmin Nuvi 2515LT Sat Nav
Garmin nuvi 2515LT
Member Name: bringingsexyback
Garmin nuvi 2515LT
Advantages: It is accurate for most of the time and does not make me become lost!
Disadvantages: The speech part does not work for me because it does not understand my heavy Italian accent
WHAT IS IT?
A sat nav that is made by Garmin.
WHAT IS IT FOR?
This sat nav is mainly for telling you the route to a place you need to get to but it will also tell you when there are speed cameras and if you are driving towards a traffic jam also.
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
You type in either the postcode and house number of the address that you need to go to or you can select the city and type in the whole street address. That is useful if you do not know the postcode but these days it is easy to get a postcode off the internet so I do not think I have used that option more than about 4 times since I have had it. The sat nav can be programmed by voice also but it does not understand my accent so will not work for me, my husband has got a very clear English accent and he is able to set an address in an accurate way. I have listened to it when he has spoken into the sat nav and it is very easy to work, the sat nav asks you for the details it needs and then repeats them to you so you can confirm they are correct. It always gets it right first time for my husband but gets very mixed up when I try to speak into it even when I am talking slowly.
The sat nav has to find a satellite so it processes the address for a few moments before giving you the route. That is why I turn it on before I start the car because all of my last minute driving preparations make it so that I am ready to go at the same time as the sat nav.
WHAT I THINK
I am very happy with my sat nav and usually it will take me to where I want to go without me getting lost. Inside the menu for settings there is a place where you can pick to have your route as the fastest time or the shortest distance, I do not think it makes very much difference for the quite short journeys I make but if you were travelling from one end of the country to another then it could shorten the time you was driving for by taking you on A roads instead of motorways if there is congestion.
I am a mobile beautician and do the make up for many weddings, that means that as well as me going between my ladies houses I have to find hotels and wedding centres that I have never been to before. I do quite a lot of driving to places I am not familiar with and that is why my husband bought this for me. I do not like the voice on my sat nav and there are no others I can pick unless I pay to download them, I will not do that because already I have paid for a European addition to the maps so I think I have paid Garmin enough for extras now and will tolerate the voice.
I like how clear directions are and that if I miss the voice directions I can look at the map on the screen and it will show me clearly what lane I should be in and when I should turn next also. The arrow that shows where you are on the map is good and when it is nearly time for you to turn it will flash so you know there is not much further and that you need to move into a turning lane. When I am nearby to a speed camera a warning comes up on the map and there is a bleep sound that is loud enough for me to hear over traffic or radio noise, if I am exceeding the speed limit the warning flashes red to warn me. I do not like the way it recalculates when I take a wrong turn because it takes a very long time and sometimes I think that I can get back onto my route by taking a turning but do not like to do that in case I confuse the sat nav further.
The sat nav can be attached to a holder than is suctioned to the windscreen but it can be removed, I do not know where you would put it if you did not use the holder though. I have mine on my windscreen and the suction cup is very strong, it has never fallen off and I am happy about that because my husband has got a Tom Tom and that falls off the windscreen sometimes and then it makes me jump so I would not like for that to happen while I was driving.
The battery is not very good and needs to be charged often, I do not care very much about that because it has got a car cigarette lighter charger attached to it so when I see that the battery is low I can plug it in easy while I am driving and let it charge up while I am on my journey.
This model of Garmin sat nav costs about £110 and I think that is value because it is a very useful thing to have. I do not like that I have to pay extra for updates but I think all sat nabs are like that so I should not complain about it too much.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
Summary: I am very happy with this sat nav and am glad for it being a gift from my husband