Written on: 15/10/2010
I have just been reading the reviews in this site and I just don't understand why they're so negative. I use my device with Topo v2 and a 2gb SD card and use it very successfully for both walking and cycling. When used for cycling it gives me the best cucling routes on road, e.g. most appropriate. When wal;king I have used it extensively. I agree it doesn't gice the OS path detail in all cases but it's pretty easy to download them from the internet.
All in all I love my Garmin and the topo... (read more)
Written on: 03/10/2009 by fishystephen (1 review written)
I am extremeley dissapointed in the TOPO Mapping I purchased for my GARMIN Colorado 300.
The cover on the case of the SD card I purchased it on carries an Ordnance Survey logo and states 'Enabled by' just in front of it.
Having read previous reviews and noted that GARMIN seem uninterested in the level of satisfaction I have sent the following letter to Ordnance survey and will post their answer here later.Maybe if more people do the same the OS will do something.
I purchased... (read more)
Written on: 19/09/2009
Very disapointing with my recently purchased of Topo GB map. As said by other reviewers many paths show on OS not shown on Topo and generally detail/mapping quality poor. I just wish I had seen the reviews before purchsing and parting with £150 since I also feel product not worth the money.
I bought a 2GB SD card but no info. given about how much of my Topo GB map it will hold so start loading in sections i.e. Scotland first (45 minutes)only then to find that when loading England it wipe... (read more)
Written on: 28/08/2009
I brought this product thinking it would have enough detail. But many paths are missing and some roads. The Maps dont show the National Cycle Network routes. I brought this to be used on a Edge 705 which is a cycle computer/ Sat Nav. Surely if Garmin are going to make a device for cyclist then they need maps which can be used by cyclists. I contacted Garmin only to be told that they don't think cycle tracks and bridle ways will ever be added. You wouldn't buy a sat nav for a car only to find... (read more)
Written on: 04/04/2009 by matttom
I bought the Edge 705 and paid the extra £115 for Topo GB DVD. Although it improves the detail of the maps on the Edge unit, if you plan to buy this software for planning routes as i did then forget it. The contour lines and topographic detail seem to be accurate but paths and roads are simply incorrect with many well known tracks and bridleways missing or detailed as streams or rivers, some simply end at random. I only hope that if Garmin bring out an improved version it will be free for... (read more)
Written on: 17/03/2009
Garmin Topo GB has a lack of detail, look at the French TOPO maps, this is how it should be like.
On top of all the bad quality on tracks and walkpath the strange view and print restrictions just tops it off. (read more)
Written on: 08/03/2009 by ElvisPresley (1 review written)
Pretty much everything has been said about the Garmin Topo GB already so I "tried" it for free. In my opinion, it certainly isn't worth anywhere near the asking price. Remember Garmin, we are consumers not businesses.
Well be warned that after my latest Training Centre download my "trial" version doesn't work any more. (read more)
Written on: 16/02/2009 by matcons59 (1 review written)
I bought this after reading reviews and looking at various examples of the product. Wasn't too sure what to expect but to honest, I actually like it. I work with maps on a daily basis, OS maps, digital maps, bespoke maps, you name it, I've seen it. Got bored with people constantly saying "it's not as good as OS mapping", well to be blunt, they're different products, so if you want OS, don't buy this, buy a different GPS unit that supports OS mapping software. For what I use this for it's... (read more)
Written on: 18/09/2008 by kevbaldry (1 review written)
Doesn't even come close to proper OS maps / Memory Map. However, I had to have some maps on my new Oregon and it's Hobson's choice.
Only now have I discovered the OpenStreetMap project - and it's free! (read more)
Written on: 23/06/2008
Compared with the French, German and other European counterparts, the quality is poor. Paths are not routable, and quality is patchy. Paths and stop in the middle of nowhere, when the original OS maps have the correct details. Thus for the use of walkers this map seems to fall short of the mark. (read more)
Written on: 03/06/2008
I much prefer memory maps - if only they could be downloaded to garnin gps's. ridiculously troublesome to instal paths, canals not clearly shown (if at all). woodland not clearly shown. Generally, detail and clarity leave a lot to be desired. (read more)
Written on: 30/05/2008
Bad news is I don't think Garmin Topo GB sat nav software is worth the money. Impossibly difficult to use, time wasting installation procedure. Topographical detail isn't clear enough. (read more)
Written on: 11/03/2008 by GEOFFCARSON
I feel that this product was oversold and is very disappointing compared with the quality of the Garmin 60Csx which is superb.
I think Garmin owe me. (read more)
Written on: 08/03/2008 by illshaw (1 review written)
Having previously bought the US equivalent ($60), I had expected to have a similar level of detail as the product is to quote the Garmin site and package designed for walking, trekking with tracks and paths included. What they don't say but Garmin now tell me is that the data acquired by Garmin from OSGB is limited so cannot provide the detail required for walking and trekking. You can't find this out without trying the product. The package shows lots of nice detail and colouring but don't... (read more)
Written on: 09/02/2008 by hmarston (1 review written)
I suggest its a case of horses for courses. The level of detail is appropriate for a 50x60 mm GPS screen, although colour selection is obtuse (white for water, yellow for most land, green forest). Off-road, the contours and other features are invaluable, to relate to paper map, especially for mountain use - GPS screen is too small to get an overview. After downloading the track, Mapsource (or Training Center) displays the route overlayed on the same map for initial review. For my travels I... (read more)
Written on: 17/04/2007 by Englishmash (2 reviews written)
I have never written a review on the web , as I am so disappointed with the GB Topo Map that I decided to do so.
This map is a waste of money, it suppose to replace the OS map but it is nothing like that.
I am a keen walker and was looking foward to this Garmin product, what a waste of money and Garmin should be shameful.
Many details and paths are missing even some the bridges on the major rivers are missing. If you only use this map , be ready to to walk few extra miles.
Forget to buy... (read more)
Written on: 16/02/2007 by pathfinder (1 review written)
Initially on reading reviews of this product I was somewhat disillusioned. I bought with some trepidation but nevertheless I suspected, gambled even on the basis of other reviews, that having some detail on the GPS screen when in the middle of nowhere would at least be better than a blank screen and it really is. Key factor is that well into the Cheviots, I can look at my GPS screen and compare with the OS Explorer map I am carrying and easily identify my location almost with a glance,... (read more)
Written on: 06/01/2007 by Scotch Whisky (1 review written)
Total waste of money. Buy City navigator Europe V8 instead.
City Navigator Europe V8 is a great product. This is total garbage. (read more)
Written on: 26/12/2006 by GARMINGARBAGE
Garmin, Mapsource & Ordnance Survey should be ashamed of themselves - It feels like this software was written by some spotty US teenager with no interest whatsoever in the topography of the UK or any of its non-major road details. Total garbage... DON'T BUY IT! (read more)
Written on: 07/11/2006 by machynlleth51 (1 review written)
I'm afraid I have to agree with the negative review in all respects - this is nothing like an OS map in any way, and the lack of detail is quite astounding. There are major arterial roads that don't appear on the maps; moving about the map is time-consuming (and only alleviated to some extent by toggling between highest and lowest detail), and even when I tried to place waypoints along a route I often take, it was mostly guesswork as the path itself wasn't marked.
I had thought that the... (read more)
Written on: 15/08/2006 by lionelrees (8 reviews written)
The Garmin Topo GB is utterly useless for the purpose that I bought it. It does not show byways open to all traffic, many, many footpaths are missing, and other routes, such as roads used as a public path are missing. This software is a complete waste of money (£135.00) at the time of writing. Buy Anquet, memory map or Fugawi etc. Also, the software will allow only an area of approx 10 x 20 miles with the greater (?) detail. Total rubbish. Very poor mapping. It is miles away from genuine OS... (read more)
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