Garmin 010-N0782-26 Refurbished N;Vi 1350T Travel Assistant
- Amazon Sales Rank: #1677 in Consumer Electronics
- Brand: Garmin
- Model: 010-N0782-26
- Dimensions: 5.59" h x 2.91" w x 5.83" l, 1.10 pounds
- 4.3-inch Diagonal Color Display, 420 X 272 Pixels
- Ultra-Slim Design
- MSN Direct Compatible
- NOTE: Model number on the box is 1350T because the traffic receiver is included.
- The model number on the device itself is 1350 as the "T" in 1350T refers to the additional component
Great GPS For Small Price
I picked up the Garmin 1350T Refurbished for just over $125 on sale, and what a steal it was. When I got the unit, it was like brand new. The only clue to it being refurbished is the plain white box the unit comes in. Of the several Garmin nuvi's I've had over the years, this one is by far the best having the most responsive touchscreen and fastest OS. It locks on to the satellites much quicker than previous models, the lane assist works great and the lifetime traffic is a must have. I was even able to go to Garmin's website and update the firmware and upgrade to the latest 2011.10 maps.
So far I couldn't be happier with the Garmin 1350T and love the fact I save much $$$ going with the refurbished model. I would highly recommend the 1350T and highly recommend going with the refurbished models to save some cash.
Amazing what this unit does. We were in a 50mph zone passing to a 40mph zone. We wondered when Karen (we nicknamed it Karen after the voice we selected) would update the speed limit display.... Well, just as we went by the 40mpg sign, the update occurred. Scary.... Also, Karen predicted our arrival time from 150 miles away. Due to good traffic flow, we arrived within 1 minute of the prediction. Scary too. Directions were right on.
The Right Tool for the Job
I ordered the Garmin nuvi 1350/1350t from Amazon after a lot of looking around. I read Consumer Reports (on line) and the reviews that are on Amazon. I did not need a bluetooth, I have OnStar, but I did want the directions spoken with the names of the streets that I would intersect. I wanted a widescreen gps and a thin overall unit. I understood that the 1350t would pick up traffic snarls, construction and detours. So far I have not found that to work (in Ft. Wayne, IN). A clerk in a Best Buy told me that function only worked in large metropolitan areas like Chicago and New York. The jury is still out on that feature. I find it a bit amusing and a little troublesome that the gps will speak a street name when it is far better known more prominently labeled as a state route. The directions it gives have all been reasonable as opposed to wild goose chases that I have heard about by owners of other brands. In short, I am very pleased with the unit and recommended it to two of my friends who purchased the same model from Amazon and will be traveling on extended trips west--no reports from them yet. If you value the features that appealed to me, you'll like it!