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Due to the fact that I travel a lot, I can simply not imagine my life without a GPS anymore. I am in favour of the Garmin brand because of their track record. They have been doing this for many years now, unlike Tom-Tom or other popular brands. They also produce a wide range of marine and aviation products which proofs the fact that they know what they are doing.
It is easy to use and I find it more logic and easier to use than Tom-Tom for example. The postcode search is great and the maps are good.
The FM transmitter function is a nice to have but you might grow out of the novelty like I did. I prefer to listen to the radio rather than music interrupted by voice guidance. The quality is good but not perfect due to the FM radio noise from terrestrial interference. Some areas around London got radio signals that are stronger than the GPS FM transmitter signal and cause your radio to switch and ignore your GPS FM signal. The GPS itself is great when you use its internal speakers. It is crystal clear and loud enough. You can still make or receive calls using the internal speaker and microphone configuration.
The voice prompts are excellent and unlike other GPS products, this GPS reads the road names out loud wherever you go as part of the instructions. It will also read your incoming text messages if you have your mobile phone connected via the built-in Bluetooth connectivity.
I suggest getting the bean bag cradle that sits on you vehicles dashboard. It won't slide and is easier to hide or remove than the windscreen suction cup cradle - security tip.
Instructions are very clear and prompt. I can not imagine anyone getting lost with this GPS. In fact the voice prompts are so good that you do not actually have to look at the map display.
The traffic warnings are free through the built-in FM receiver and it is a great help. So far it was very accurate and warned me well in time, you still have to use your own judgement as the data is being transmitted by local authorities and highways agencies. This function is as good as their information.
Why this particular GPS?
1. Does everything you expect from a GPS
2. Comes standard with all the maps for England, Scotland, Ireland, Europe and USA.
3. A handsfree sollution for your car as well, even reads text messages.
4. Have speed camera alerts.
5. In other countries, it warns you when you enter hi-jack hotspot zones.
6. Receives FM traffic updates in order to divert you onto a better route.
7. Have a language translator - Handy to ask a question in a foreign language.
8. Has all the points of interests pre-loaded - like hotels, restaurants, service stations, attractions, hospitals, public transport, historical places etc.
9. It is a MP3 player - Even plays it on your existing car stereo through the FM transmitter.
10. Can read text - This means you can load audio books and it will read it as you drive - handy!
11. Has a built in calculator and currency converter - very handy!
12. Has a JPEG album function - Show all your pictures to friends without waiting to get to a computer - large display.
I know that there are cheaper products, trust me this one is worth the extra money.
Garmin nuvi 670 GPS has got widescreen 4.3", supports Bluetooth and even mp3 player is not missing. The display is really big
with resolution 480x272 16:9 is very comfortable to look at the map. The device is equipped with Bluetoot, so your connection to mobile phone
will work as a handsfree with microphone included and repro. Extremely sensitive reciever allows you to recieve GPS signal in cars with
front window heating, where you normally have to use extern reciever.
it works very well with your car audio. Navigation will offer you for example freq. 91.5FM and you can use it on your radio to hear navigation, MP3 at once
you can add mobile phone if you connect it via Bluetooth.
handsfree works fine - when the mobile phone starts ringing, the navigation switches automaticly to the phone status and you can recieve your call.
If you connect the navigation to the radio it is ok, but if you rely on the in-built repro it is nearly unable to be understood especially when you drive
fast on highway. The connection with mobile phone is fine, all the data from your mobile phone appears on the navigation including
Go from North America to Europe without loading more maps with the transatlantic nüvi 670. This pocket-sized Personal Travel Assistant comes with built-in street maps for both continents, making traveling abroad so easy. Similar to the 660, nüvi 670 includes a colorful widescreen, hands-free calling, traffic alerts and FM transmitter, then takes it to the next level with even more maps.
nüvi 670 comes ready to go right out of the box with preloaded City Navigator NT street maps for both North America and Europe, including a hefty points of interest (POIs) database with hotels, restaurants, fuel, ATMs and more. Simply touch the sunlight-readable color screen to enter a destination, and nüvi takes you there with 2D or 3D maps and turn-by-turn voice directions. It even announces the name of exits and streets so you never have to take your eyes off the road. In addition, nüvi 670 accepts custom POIs, such as school zones and safety cameras and lets you set proximity alerts to warn you of upcoming POIs. It also supports configurable vehicle icons - fun, customized car-shaped icons in a variety of colors that show your position on the map.
nüvi 670 features a super-bright 4.3" widescreen display for improved map viewing, POI lookup and MP3/audio book playback. This landscape display has white backlight and a touch screen for easy use.
Talk about worry-free driving. nüvi 670 integrates Bluetooth wireless technology with a built-in microphone and speaker, so you can pair it with your compatible Bluetooth phone. Then talk hands-free through the 670 while staying focused on the road. Simply dial numbers with nüvi's touchscreen keypad to make a call. To answer calls, just tap nüvi's screen and speak directly into its built-in microphone. You can also easily look up and dial numbers from your personalized phone book or from your phone's call history log. With 1-touch dialing for points of interest (POIs), you can conveniently call ahead for reservations or information.
Steer clear of traffic with nüvi 670's integrated FM TMC traffic receiver. Receive alerts about traffic tie-ups and road construction that lie ahead on your route. Then simply touch nuvi's screen to view traffic details or detour around the problem area.