Garmin Nuvi 2659LM 6 inch Satellite Navigation : Not as described

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Good value and great functionality. We got this as a replacement for one which was stolen. Easy to use, clear and screen is good to follow. We couldn’t see the benefit of all the complications and variable benefits of the upgraded models.

Very happy with the product and navigation so far (locally in. Very happy with the product and navigation so far (locally in uk). Worth investing in a micro sd to get full europe map data as in built memory small.

Was a shame i bought this for towing caravan as. Was a shame i bought this for towing caravan as it said thats what it was for to find on giving it to my husband for his birthday it is for a car and nothing else other than that its a lovely satalite system. Here are the specifications for the Garmin Nuvi 2659LM 6 inch Satellite Navigation:

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  • Easy to use bright 6 inch p inch to zoom, touchscreen satellite navigation includes preloaded street maps for 24 Western European countries including UK and Ireland
  • Free lifetime map updates for the UK, Ireland and Western Europe to ensure you drive with the road and points of interest information
  • Sync with a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone for hands-free calling so you can keep your hands on the wheel
  • Real directions provide clear guidance using recognisable buildings and landmarks as reference
  • Find your favourite restaurants, shops and more with Foursquare

It’s an excellent piece of equipment, but sadly the speed limit warnings are not updated as regularly as they should be. Despite my keeping it up to date some signed speed limits are not being updated. To be fair they are fairly recent. But the traffic system works well and many other new additions work well too, so on balance i’ve given it five stars.

Great satnav but let down by voice commands – does not understand me (south-english accent). Doesn’t know all of the roads but it’s pretty good. The voice command is abysmal though, i found the google maps one far better i don’t even bother with this ones. But the manual search protocol is good – postcode – number- go.

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  • not very comprehensive – the on-line version is much better. There are a number of version with the
  • A great piece of kit
  • Great satnav but let down by voice commands – does not understand me (south-English accent)

Gps pick up is a bit flaky at times,. Gps pick up is a bit flaky at times, but my wife can use this with no problems, and believe me if my wife can use it anyone can.

A highly effective satnav journeys and locations. . This satnav is so much better than my previous one. It locates destinations so much better and give much more information on road conditions.

Extremely impressed with this sat nav. Upgraded to this live traffic model and it has already proved it’s worth.
Extremely impressed with this sat nav. Upgraded to this live traffic model and it has already proved it’s worth.
I bought this, primarily because we were going away on holiday to the lake district, and even with written instructions, my wife’s navigation abilities are sorely lacking. My wife can’t drive either, before anyone suggests that i read a map, and let my wife drive. Without a doubt, the sat nav prevented a number of arguments whilst on holiday, although perhaps didn’t always select the best route, which i have certainly noticed closer to home. It is also easy to use, which is a good job as it does not come with any instructions. All in all, a very good sat nav and would recommend it to anyone.
I bought this, primarily because we were going away on holiday to the lake district, and even with written instructions, my wife’s navigation abilities are sorely lacking. My wife can’t drive either, before anyone suggests that i read a map, and let my wife drive. Without a doubt, the sat nav prevented a number of arguments whilst on holiday, although perhaps didn’t always select the best route, which i have certainly noticed closer to home. It is also easy to use, which is a good job as it does not come with any instructions. All in all, a very good sat nav and would recommend it to anyone.
The sat nav came on time it works really good the only problem i have is to make sure. The sat nav came on time it works really good the only problem i have is to make sure that i have the free maps for life and not where you have to pay this part is not very clear, other than that i am pleased.

This review is from : Garmin Nuvi 2659LM 6 inch Satellite Navigation with UK and Western Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates and Bluetooth

The sat nav came on time it works really good the only problem i have is to make sure. The sat nav came on time it works really good the only problem i have is to make sure that i have the free maps for life and not where you have to pay this part is not very clear, other than that i am pleased.
Disapointed with product as an earlier model purchased that also. Disapointed with product as an earlier model purchased that also had lifetime map updates and traffic information came with the antenna charge lead included. This product came with a standard charge lead. If you wish to purchase the traffic antenna lead it will cost you another £60.
Disapointed with product as an earlier model purchased that also. Disapointed with product as an earlier model purchased that also had lifetime map updates and traffic information came with the antenna charge lead included. This product came with a standard charge lead. If you wish to purchase the traffic antenna lead it will cost you another £60.
Not very comprehensive – the on-line version is much better. There are a number of version with the. Menus a little difficult to work out particularly as the instruction manual is not very comprehensive – the on-line version is much better. There are a number of version with the same number, i wanted the traffic version but ended up with the one that needed a mobile phone to give alerts. On the fastest setting it would occasional take the route which was shortest but not the quickest (narrow road/difficult junction etc). Once working the directions were clear and easy to follow.

This review is from : Garmin Nuvi 2659LM 6 inch Satellite Navigation with UK and Western Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates and Bluetooth

Not very comprehensive – the on-line version is much better. There are a number of version with the. Menus a little difficult to work out particularly as the instruction manual is not very comprehensive – the on-line version is much better. There are a number of version with the same number, i wanted the traffic version but ended up with the one that needed a mobile phone to give alerts. On the fastest setting it would occasional take the route which was shortest but not the quickest (narrow road/difficult junction etc). Once working the directions were clear and easy to follow.
Best satnav i have had so far, for the money, lots of value.

This review is from : Garmin Nuvi 2659LM 6 inch Satellite Navigation with UK and Western Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates and Bluetooth

Best satnav i have had so far, for the money, lots of value.

This review is from : Garmin Nuvi 2659LM 6 inch Satellite Navigation with UK and Western Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates and Bluetooth

Old tom tom i find the garmin nuvi very easy to use i am very pleased with. I purchased the gamin to replace my old tom tom i find the garmin nuvi very easy to use i am very pleased with it.
Old tom tom i find the garmin nuvi very easy to use i am very pleased with. I purchased the gamin to replace my old tom tom i find the garmin nuvi very easy to use i am very pleased with it.
I nearly went for a bigger screen. I nearly went for a bigger screen but glad i didn’t as this is big enough that it doesn’t take up to much space in the windscreen. Went for garmin as i already had a dashboard mount (don’t like sticking on windscreen )& was hoping it would fit, & it did. Great for me as i drive hgvs. 1 down point is that the volume could be louder.

This review is from : Garmin Nuvi 2659LM 6 inch Satellite Navigation with UK and Western Europe Maps, Free Lifetime Map Updates and Bluetooth

I nearly went for a bigger screen. I nearly went for a bigger screen but glad i didn’t as this is big enough that it doesn’t take up to much space in the windscreen. Went for garmin as i already had a dashboard mount (don’t like sticking on windscreen )& was hoping it would fit, & it did. Great for me as i drive hgvs. 1 down point is that the volume could be louder.
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