E192424 - Garmin Nuvi 260 Portable GPS Navigation withText-to-Speech
Good but not great
I recently traveled with a friend that had this particular model. It's great, but don't forget to take maps along too. Traveling in citites with tall buildings made it diffucult to get a satellite signal most of the time we were in a downtown area. All in all, though it was a pretty cool thing to have.
just know the address
Received this unit last December when it was a TSV and it is invaluable travelling out-of-state or just in general getting to places unknown. It works everytime as long as you put in the the exact street address. Make sure to have full address when entering destination, it's worth the extra minute you spend locating on internet, calling or from directions you have. HAPPY TRAILS!
We used this on our trip from NJ to Ohio, Michigan and PA and didn't have a problem once. Highly recommend.
I am very dissatisfied. When I search using the spelling I get not found on a daily basis. If I call Directory Assistant and get the address and search by address the place is found. I've had this unit since Feb. 7, 2008. This is my third Garmin and it will be the last one. The reason why I purchased three is: the first one was stolen street pilot 330; the second one street pilot 340, I had the same problem I am having with this unit, I returned it. It is too late for me to return this one. (There seems to be a problem with the speaking units).
So far so good
I was amazed at how easy it was to start using the 260. So far it's been on the money. Great tool for travel, near or far.
I've had this unit for a few months now and I wish I would have purchased sooner! There are so many different situations this GPS lends itself to: 1. It can guide you to places you've never been without having to look at an atlas while you drive. 2. It can show you alternate routes to places you've been before, but you weren't aware of this alternate way to get there. 3. You can set it to "View Map" instead of programming a specific location. This feature shows you where you are at the moment. This comes in handy if you're trying to read street signs at night. Forget the signs, look at your GPS. It's brightly lit, and easy to read. You can program it to "shortest distance" or "shortest time" depending on whether or not you'd like to take the scenic route instead of the interstate. 4. If you are walking in a city you're not familiar with, take it with you! It runs for hours on the internal battery. The internal battery also comes in handy when you need to charge your cell phone but you only have one outlet in your vehicle. Plug in the phone, the GPS (again) will run on it's own battery for quite a while, and it will warn you when the battery is getting low. I could go on and on...........