The antenna system is plenty sensitive to work just like this and we've never lost the satellite signals except in tunnels.
We also like all the potential of the traveling features (clock, calculator, etc.), but this is the one to own even if you just use it for the basic GPS features. [July 2006 Update] How Its Ease-of-Use Enhanced Our Vacation: We were recently on a vacation combined with a business conference.
If you want the paper manual, it's around from Garmin. It comes with the capability to play mp3s and audio books. One feature that it doesn't have compared to other top-end GPS units is the ability to tell current position in Longitude/Latitude. After all there is a screen showing 12 satellite signal strengths and your current elevation. Maybe some of the software issues will be fixed in the future.
Factoring In Added Cost: Just a warning about upgrade costs.
Although Garmin does a good job of releasing updates to their system software that either fixes bugs or adds enhancements, the cost to update the built-in maps is extra. Source: Amazon After extensive research, I decided to buy either the Garmin 2720 or the Nuvi 350.
I'm not trying to compare to built-in GPS units from manufacturers like Honda but for $900 the speaker should be better. The internal battery seems to last about 3 1/2 hours with the screen on full brightness.
Seems reasonable considering the manufacturer says the battery should last about 4 to 6 hours and we all know how manufacturers over state battery life. The Li-Ion battery is sealed in the unit and can't be replaced by the owner. Since this product is reasonably new, there is no detail on how much the battery replacement service would cost.
But, one GPS device doesn’t fit all, the Nuvi 350 lacks many navigation functions found in other GPS devices you might be interested in. Hardware In terms of the physical design, Garmin just about nailed this one perfectly.
Along the top of the device is the power button providing easy access when mounted on your dash.
The GPS chipset inside the “flip-up” antenna is the legendary Si RFstar III chipset.
So you should have no trouble getting a quick signal, and one that will stay locked on even in areas where older GPS devices might have found challenging.
Minor detail but if you want me to make a decision, give me some relevant information. The product comes with a quick start guide which is all you really need.