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This review is from: GARMIN 5.0" GPS Navigator with 1-Year Free nüLink! Subscription
Pros: - 5" screen, very nice. - Garmin GPS "software" still the best - easiest to use, most intuitive.
Cons: - Need to disconnect power, from time to time, to keep it from locking up, or changing settings (voice prompts turn off, if unit is left on for three days straight). - Advertising is present if "trafic" is on. Can't turn it off separately. Absurd for a $450.00 item! - Security / Safety Camera alerts come on for less than a second or two. Can't even look at the GPS fast enough to recognize / read what it is displaying. - Traffic is around 45 - 60 min delayed. Causes re-routing of route when it may no longer be necessary. Otherwise, re-routing is great... - Auto scaling a bit screwy, haven't figured out how to turn it off. I'd like it "off" except for when a junction / turn is coming up. Auto scales even when manually set to a preferred scale, even when no destination is set.
Other Thoughts: While the number of "cons" are greater than the "pros", the Garmin software advantage, in general operation, still makes this (or any Garmin) unit the best... But it is starting to get shaky for them to rely on that alone. "Ads" are absurd, not being able to turn them off, without turning off the "traffic" feature, especially in a unit, at this price point, even worse.
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