Written on: 15/08/2007 by Clair
Easy to use.
After a lot of thought I decided it was time to enter in to the world of Sat Navs and I purchased the Garmin nuvi 670. I do enjoy traveling and as sad as I am I enjoy getting lost, but sometimes you just need to get there quick and that's when my Garmin comes out.
I recently used it on our annual road trip to "T In The Park" which is a long journey from Manchester up to Balado in Scotland. It was easy to program in the destination and it even saves it for future reference which I liked. The maps them self are very easy to read you can have either 2d, 3d or night mode (which it will set it self to at dusk). The instructions are clear and the voice is pleasant enough. The problem I had with the direction was in complicated lanes choices on the motorway but a quick glance at the screen made it all clear.
As for accuracy I am not to sure as the route it brought me up to Scotland was not the route it brought us back in. I know it has a lot to do with the direction your car is in but surely it should choose the most direct route which should be the same? Nevertheless the route we came back was a much prettier way and enjoyed the country roads.
The traffic receiver was also good, however driving mostly on motorway it does not give you the choice to redirect. As for the design you will laugh, I had trouble with getting the sat nav of and on the window bracket. That was until my 7 year old showed me how to do it after seconds in his hands.
The Garmin also comes with extra features that people come to expect of their sat navs, like the speed you are traveling at (which is always a few miles per hour under what my speedo says), Bluetooth, point of interest.
Overall I am very pleased with my Garmin and recommend to all. It is not the cheapest but it is reliable and easy to use.