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Garmin nüvi 1350 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator

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Technical Details

  • Widescreen ultra-slim GPS design with 4.3-inch WQVGA touchscreen display; interface features improved graphics and a new slide control for menu operation
  • Pre-loaded with City Navigtor NT maps for North America, including more than 6 million name-searchable points of interest
  • Pedestrian navigation capability enabled through optional CityXplorer maps; ecoRoute suggests fuel-efficient routes to save drivers money and fuel
  • Public transit mode allows you to navigate using buses, tramway, metro, and suburban rail systems
  • Turn-by-turn directions with spoken street names (text-to-speech)


Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 12.2 x 1.5 x 7.4 cm ; 136 g
  • Shipping Weight: 907 g
  • Item model number: 010-00782-20
  • ASIN: B001U0O7SA
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: July 15 2009
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #35,511 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

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The widescreen nüvi 1350 redefines portable, affordable navigation. This thin GPS has preloaded maps for North America, announces streets by name, guides you to the proper lane for navigation, offers pedestrian navigation options and calculates a more fuel-efficient route with ecoRoute™.

Just over a half-inch thick with a 4.3-inch widescreen display. Click to enlarge.

Garmin greets you with two simple questions: "Where to?" and "View Map." This screen is central to every navigation function and route-planning tool. Simply plug and play. Click to enlarge.

Lane assist guides you to the correct lane for an approaching turn or exit, making unfamiliar intersections and exits easy to navigate. Click to enlarge.




Know the Lane Before It’s Too Late
No more guessing which lane you need to be in to make an upcoming turn. Lane Assist guides you to the correct lane for an approaching turn or exit, making unfamiliar intersections and exits easy to navigate.

An ultra-thin GPS navigator with great Garmin features like CityXplorer and ecoRoute. Click to enlarge.

Navigate City Transit
With its enhanced pedestrian navigation capabilities, nüvi 1350 is the perfect travel companion for getting around town. Download optional cityXplorer™ content to help you navigate city public transit. Know where to walk, where to catch the bus, subway, tram or other transportation and how long it will take to get there. nüvi 1350 easily fits in your pocket or purse. cityXplorer maps are available for select cities throughout North America and Europe. And with prices as low as $9.99, you'll have money left over to spend in the big city.

See More
With nüvi 1350's widescreen display, you'll always get the big picture. View map detail, driving directions, photos and more in bright, brilliant color. Its sunlight-readable, 4.3" (10.92 cm) display is easy to read, from any direction.

Get Turn-by-Turn Directions
nüvi 1350's intuitive interface greets you with two simple questions: "Where To?" and "View Map." Touch the color screen to easily look up addresses and services and get voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions that speak street names to your destination. It comes preloaded with detailed City Navigator® NT street maps, nearly 6 million points of interest (POIs), 2-D or 3-D maps and the speed limit for most major roads in the U.S. and Europe. Its digital elevation maps show you shaded contours at higher zoom levels, giving you a big picture of the surrounding terrain. With the 1350's enhanced user interface, you can slide your finger to conveniently scroll between screens. You also can upload custom points of interest (POIs). And with HotFix® satellite prediction, nüvi calculates your position faster to get you there quicker.

Go Beyond Navigation
Navigation is just the beginning. nüvi 1350 saves you gas and money with ecoRoute — a green feature that calculates the most fuel-efficient route, tracks fuel usage and more. The 1350 includes many travel tools including JPEG picture viewer, world travel clock with time zones, currency converter, measurement converter, calculator and more. With photo navigation, you can download pictures from Garmin Connect™ Photos and navigate to them. It's also compatible with lifetime traffic alerts (receiver purchase required). With its "Where Am I?" emergency locator, you always know your location. Simply tap the screen to get your exact latitude and longitude coordinates, the nearest address and intersection, and the closest hospitals, police stations and fuel stations. The 1350 features Garmin Lock™, an anti-theft feature, and is compatible with our free Garmin Garage™ where you can download custom custom voices and vehicles. Enhance your travel experience with optional plug-in microSD™ cards.

What's in the Box
nüvi 1350, Preloaded City Navigator® NT North America (U.S. and Canada) ,Vehicle suction cup mount, Vehicle power cable, and Quick start manual

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Product Description

The Nuvi 1350 4.3" Ultra Thin GPS Navigator features a widescreen ultraslim design (approximately 25% thinner than previous models), enhanced user interface, ecoRoute, public transit mode and text-to-speech. The n vi 1350 offers pedestrian navigation capability enabled through optional CityXplorer maps. CityXplorer maps are available for select tourist destinations in North America and Europe and can easily be downloaded directly to the n vi. The nuvi's enhanced user interface features improved graphics and a new slide control for menu operation, while ecoRoute suggests fuel-efficient routes to save drivers money and fuel. Also, Garmin's new public transit mode allows you to navigate using buses, tramway, metro and suburban rail systems. Map data is provided by NAVTEQ, a world leader in premium-quality mapping ecoRoute - Drivers can view suggestions for fuel-efficient navigation, conserving both money and fuel Speed limit indicator - unit displays speed limits for most major roads Public transit - Navigate using buses, tramway, metro and suburban rail systems with optional CityXplorer content. Available for download at garmin website Where Am I? feature - Find the closest hospitals, police stations, gas stations, nearest address, intersection and coordinates Bright 4.3 diagonal color display; 480 x 272 pixels; WQVGA TFT display with white backlight Trip computer records mileage, max speed, total time and more Built-in travel kit includes features such as picture viewer, world clock, currency and measurement converters and calculator MicroSD memory card expansion slot Offers a 3-D mapping perspective, or 2-D overhead view Unit dimensions - 4.8W x 2.9H x 0.6D; Weight - 5.7 ounces Built-in lithium-ion battery - Lasts up to four hours depending on usage Includes sturdy suction cup mount that allows for easy adjustment and quick release POI loader program - Set up proximity alerts for sc


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Amazon.com: 3.4 out of 5 stars  156 reviews
2,921 of 2,963 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars charging issues July 25 2009
By mark goresky - Published on Amazon.com
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I've used this GPS for several weeks now and when it is fully charged it is absolutely great. The voice is loud and clear, the maps are accurate and detailed. It acquires satellites quickly, even in less than optimal circumstances with trees overhead or tall buildings nearby. It is easy to program and the onscreen menus are convenient. It is thin and reasonably light and portable and the screen is big. But it has one major problem: the cigarette-lighter charging system does not supply enough current to charge the GPS while it is turned on. It is unbelievable that Garmin would allow their unit to be sold under these conditions.

When I received the unit I completely charged the battery (by connecting it to my computer using a USB cable which Garmin does not supply, but I happened to have one anyway). Then I used it in my car, always plugged into the cigarette lighter. It turns on automatically whenever you start the car, and it turns off automatically when the ignition switch is turned off. However, over this two week period the battery slowly discharged (without my knowledge) until it reached a point where the unit would no longer turn on, even when plugged in to the car charger. Assuming the unit was defective, I called Garmin and (after 20 minutes on hold) learned that the car charger is not up to the task, and that the GPS will slowly lose its charge when it is turned on, even if you have it connected to the cigarette lighter adapter. I believe this means that if you have a long drive, perhaps 8 hours or more, then the unit may not even remain operational throughout the full trip. Other people have made similar complaints about some of the other Garmin GPS units.

The tech support people explained how to recover from the low battery situation: you do a "soft reset" which simply involves holding down the on/off button for 10 seconds. Then the unit will turn on, but the battery will need recharging. I was told to do this by connecting it to my computer using a USB cable, which Garmin does not supply with the GPS (fortunately I already had one), but I assume you could do the same by connecting it to the car charger and making certain that the unit is turned off while it is charging.

What a shame that Garmin has produced a superior product with a fatal behavior. I will keep mine for now, but I'm going to investigate other charging solutions. Perhaps after reading this review, the wizards at Garmin will redesign the charging system for this GPS.

Update (Aug 1/09): I discovered the reason for these charging issues: In the User's Manual, under "Troubleshooting", Garmin states that the Nuvi will not charge if it is in direct sunlight or if the temperature is more than 113 degrees F (45 deg C). Since I had my unit attached to the windshield, and since I only drive during midday, it is always in sunlight. This charging rule applies to many other models as well; for any given model you can download the manual from Garmin, turn to the Troubleshooting section, and see whether or not they describe a similar charging rule. (The rule is probably meant to avoid overheating the battery: lithium batteries can occasionally catch fire if they are severely overcharged or overheated.) I think this explains why some people have encountered charging problems and others have not: it depends on whether or not the unit is always in direct sunlight while you are driving. Some people use the friction mount and their Garmin sits on the console. Others drive later in the day or at night.
684 of 698 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mostly Impressive - But Some Quibbles June 30 2009
By R. Anderson - Published on Amazon.com
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Overall, I am very satisfied with the Garmin nuvi 1350 but I do have a couple of minor complaints.

First of all, I do recommend that owners/potential buyers visit the Garmin web site to read through all of the product information and to review the FAQs. Some folks have made an issue of Garmin not including the USB cable with the device but this did not matter to me. The required cable is a standard type "A" to mini "B" USB cable. Many other devices use this same cable and I already own a couple of them. (I also heard that if you contact Garmin customer service, they may send you a cable at no charge.) Other reasons to visit the Garmin site: to register the product, to download the full PDF manual and to install the "my Garmin Agent Plugin" for web updates.

Next, my quibbles:
When the 1350 is plugged into a charging device (PC or vehicle), there is no way to determine when the unit is fully charged. This is very inconvenient. To view the charge level, you have to unplug the device and turn it on. Only then can you see the battery level. According to the Garmin FAQs, charge time is about 4 hours using the vehicle cable and 8 hours using the PC cable.
One of the features of the 1350 is the speed limit display. However, I find this to be of limited value. The speed display is frequently 5 to 10 mph too high compared with the actual posted speeds on the roads being traveled. As a result, this throws off the estimated destination arrival time.

Finally, why I am impressed:
When driving with the 1350, I never had any doubt where I was at any given time and I never had any doubt what my next maneuver would be (and isn't this the bottom line of any GPS?). The voice commands have plenty of volume, are easy to understand and they also give you adequate lead time for upcoming turns. The commands will also repeat but the voice is not annoying. Several times, I deliberately missed a turn to test how the 1350 would respond. It quickly calculated a revised route based on my current location.
I also found the screen to be clear and easy to see while driving (in bright sun, shade and at night).
The full manual states that a PDA type stylus can be used for the touch screen. I found this to be convenient (I'm actually using a stylus from a Nintendo DS.) While you can certainly use your finger on the screen, this will leave fingerprints and smudges on the screen.

Other notes:
I have the 1350 sitting on my dash with the Garmin "Portable Friction Mount" - highly recommended.
My 1350 came with a free case - the Caselogic MGPS-2. This case adequately protects the 1350 when it's not being used.

Overall, this has been a great purchase for my business travels and I would rate the unit as four and a half stars.
55 of 58 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars parts of screen locks up July 26 2009
By Dale Mcmurry - Published on Amazon.com
I have a 660 that I ran side by side with the 1350. I have found the 1350
to be not as accurate as the 660. It listed my home 1.25 miles from where
I live. The same type of inaccuracy was noted several times. On a recent
long trip the miles to next turn in upper left corner disappeared. To
correct the problem I had to re-enter destination. The unit then went
completely dead. After reviewing the above comments about 12V power
cord I found battery was completly down. If power cord will not keep
battery charged it basically renders this unit useless on long trips.
D. McMurry
46 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars User friendly July 14 2009
By Deanna Suttonwilke - Published on Amazon.com
Verified Purchase
I bought this for my husband who is very computer chalenged. He has wanted a system but was afraid it would be difficult to operate or understand. He uses it on a daily basis and loves it! I asked him if he had any suggestions it make the system better and he said it was perfect the way it was. He is older and I was very concerned about the size of the screen. He says he can see the screen with no problem!
28 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good GPS, but you may be disappointed Sept. 25 2009
By Denasantny - Published on Amazon.com
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The Garmin nuvi 1350 is, overall, a very good GPS. A complete instruction manual is not included - you have to download it from the Garmin website. A "Quick Start" manual is included in the box. One thing that is not clearly explained is that you really have to take the unit outside and acquire a satellite signal before trying to do anything else. Mine would not get a signal inside or near my house because of trees and other obstructions. When I tried to view the map, the map kept insisting that I was in Taiwan even though I was pretty sure that I was still in New Jersey. Evidently, they install a temporary map for testing at the factory and this map disappears after initially acquiring a satellite signal in the U.S. I nearly returned the unit because I thought that it was either defective or was not a U.S. model. None of this is clearly explained in the Quick Start manual.

You are entitled to one free map download in the first 60 days to insure that you have the latest map. With a DSL connection, it takes 4.5 hours to download the map and another 2 hours to transfer it from your PC to the GPS. The step-by-step directions are excellent, it is completely automated and you can pause and continue later. Overall, not really a problem.

The 1350 can use optional cityXplorer maps in pedestrian mode. This feature, along with a thinner and lighter construction to make it easier to carry around, adds about $100 to the cost of a similar model (say the nuvi 255W) which has most of the same features but does not use the optional maps. If you are buying the 1350 primarily for the cityXplorer features, you may be disappointed. According to Garmin's claims, the pedestrian mode of the 1350, used with an optional city map, allows you to navigate around a city using a combination of walking and public transportation modes such as subways, buses, local rail service and ferries. It doesn't. I purchased and installed the cityXplorer map for New York at $14.95, the most expensive of the optional maps in the U.S. It does allow you to navigate around New York city on foot and using the city subway system, usually computing the most efficient route and sometimes presenting several optional routes to choose from. It does not recognize city buses or use them in computing routes. It also does not recognize the existence of commuter rail services or ferries that connect NY city to outlying boroughs or to New Jersey. The promotional literature on Garmin's website shows the coverage area as including all of NY city as well as new Jersey as far west as Morristown and as far south as Tinton Falls. Once you leave NY city, it does not use any public transportation modes, only walking. It can not compute a route from a major transit hub in NY to any point in New Jersey, say Jersey City which is just across the river. Actually there are at least 4 options using buses, the PATH subway, a ferry and NJ Transit commuter rail service. According to the GPS the only way is by walking about 25-30 miles or by swimming. Within the "covered area" of New Jersey, transit hubs such as bus depots and train stations are listed as points of interest, but the GPS can not compute any way of traveling between them using public transportation. If your main interest is in moving around New York City using only subways, it's pretty good. Other public transportation modes (bus, PATH, ferry, commuter rail) are just not supported at all. Naybe other city maps are better. i don't expect anything very sophisticated or exotic for $14.95, but I do expect something that lives up to Garmin's claims.

Still, this is a fantastic unit and I do not regret buying it.
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