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39 of 40 people found the following review helpful
on February 2, 2011
I have used the [ Garmin nüvi 1450LMT 5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator for a month now and I am really glad I purchased it. I ended up getting a great deal here on Amazon during their boxing day sales so it was that much sweeter. I have an old 3.5" Garmin Nuvi and I have always loved it. I bought that back in the day for around $450 and it just didn't seem worth it to upgrade the maps since it was so old and pretty slow. Plus the screen was very small and hard to read.

I started shopping around and decided that I wanted a 5" screen to make life easier. I picked up a TomTom 5" unit at a big box store and tried it out on a 2 week trip through Alberta and BC. The screen was nice but the maps and Points of Interest that were stored on the device were really lacking. It was missing some pretty basic and large tourist attractions we were trying to find and ended having to use google on our cell phones to find certain attractions. Any yes, I updated the GPS with the latest update from TomTom before we left. That was the second concern with the TomTom. It has a limited amount of internal memory and the existing maps were using up nearly 100% of the space available. This was a concern to me as it really didn't leave any room if they decided to offer upgraded maps or features in the future. I returned the unit when we got back from vacation.

I waited for the boxing day sales and found the Garmin nüvi 1450LMT 5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator on for $178 which was a decent deal considering it had the lifetime map updates. I've used it on a few trips out of town and I really like it. The screen is very bright and responds quickly. It also locks onto the satellites fairly quickly. The Garmin menus are easy to navigate through so plotting a trip is very easy. It also has the FM Traffic feature that I had not used before. I was skeptical about it but it did alert us to some traffic delays when traveling around Montreal and a highway closure coming into Ottawa, routing us around the affected area. Another nice feature of the bigger screen is you can place the GPS in the middle of the dash so the passenger can see it as well. With my old smaller one I'd have to keep it close to me on the left side of the steering wheel so I could see what turns were coming up. Makes things a bit safer plus they can re-program it if need be while on the move.

When not in use, it is pretty slim and fits in my wife's purse without taking up too much room. Just make sure you get a decent case to protect the screen from getting scratched when not in use. It's worth the $20 - $30 you'll spend.

So far, I'm glad I ditched the TomTom and went back to the Garmin.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on April 26, 2011
I just used the Garmin nuvi 1450 for a 20-hour trip through 4 provinces. The large screen made it easy to program my route, and being able to load up several way points meant that I didn't have to fiddle with the device while driving. The Traffic function warned me of upcoming slowdowns in the cities, the screen was easy to read, it calculated route changes quickly, and the lane assist was startlingly accurate - what I saw on the GPS screen was the same as through the windshield, sans cars.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on October 3, 2011
i recently upgraded from an older nuvi and i can't believe how much better they've gotten. i love the extra details, such as the visual lane indicator and the traffic notices. excellent product.
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on August 23, 2014
So far so good. Excellent product
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1 of 41 people found the following review helpful
on January 27, 2011
This is a fantastic little printer. Takes up very little space on a desk. It is fast and very reliable. No mistakes! I have several Samsung products and I am totally sold on that brand name. Everything Samsung has manufactured is of excellent quality. My next purchase will be a Samsung TV.
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