Summary: I used my Garmin GPS 18 on a recent vacation to Disney World in Orlando, FL which is about 1,100 miles from where I live. Since I had been there before I was really able to test the GPS 18. There was no trouble acquiring satellite signals.
Summary: The device works pretty well--I run with an older laptop in my car. The software is +/- in that finding some addresses is difficult while other seemingly obscure things (like store names) is pretty good.
Summary: The product is great and 100 times better than MS Street. The turn by turn voice command is a must when driving. Instead of pulling over and searching what turns to make this software includes a visual and most important, speaker directions.
Summary: The product is easy to install, and easy to use. It is easy to locate your position, even in New York City! However, the speaking feature is not good enough. If it can speak out the next street/turn name instead of smething generic. (It will say "Turn right on 0.1 mile".
Summary: This is a great product for those that want the option of using their laptop or car pc for GPS navigation. I've tested this with a laptop and plan on using this software on a custom car PC with multiple displays in the vehicle.
Summary: This product has met and exceeded my expectations. Quite frankly, for the money and what it's capable of doing, it's a great value for the dollar. The instalation and ease of use was something that I had questioned from reading other review's.
Summary: GPS itself works great, picks up weak signals and stays locked on. The software is weak. It is extremly clunky to find addresses, as others have described. There is a cumbersome guessing game you have to go through to find locations.
Garmin GPS 18 Deluxe GPS Sensor with nRoute and City Select Navigation Software (USB Interface)
Gerald M. Pinkerton, Amazon
5 February 2007
Summary: The GPS portion of this product is fast and works well. The software took a little while to figure out. I now am able to use it without problem. If you are using a laptop for your GPS navigation I would recommend this one for the money. GMAN
Summary: I could not be happier with this product. I am terrible with direction, I could get lost in a one street town. Ironically I have been traveling across country a lot lately. Without this GPS I am sure I would be lost on the side of a road as you read this review, but luckily I bought this and can...
Summary: I am generally pleased with this product as a "sit beside me" navigator. I find a few things annoying: 1) There is no fuzzy logic in locating anything. You have to get it spelled exactly right and you have to predict how it's stored.