Garmin nüvi 4.3" GPS with Lifetime Maps

Garmin nuvi 4.3" GPS with Lifetime Maps
Price: $64.99
Shipping Options: $5 Standard* or $9 Two-Day or *$12 One-Day
Condition: Factory Reconditioned

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**Garmin Nuvi 40LM Refurb (CE04890C) **
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So where is this Halsted St?

Check out some good reviews from Best Buy and Tiger Direct

Can the maps be used for other Garmin models that have outdated maps once you have access to them?
Ya never know … worth a shot…

I think updating the maps on my current garmin would cost more than the price of this.

Chicago! Although that map is showing the south side, probably don’t want to go there.

Let’s learn all about Garmin and their warranty

I bought this (or one very similar) refurbed from WalMart a year or two ago and gave to my boss. He talks about how much he loves it all the time. He bought a used Honda with built in GPS recently and he said the Garmin blows the built in GPS away. He’s planning to load UK maps on it soon for a visit to London. I will be the one to load the maps for him.

chicago

Thinking about buying this for my parents… Does this GPS snap into the mount and the USB cable stays with the mount when you remove it?

Is all of Woot hosed > I cant get any of the dam add to cart buttons to work.

on amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-4-3-Inch-Portable-Navigator-Lifetime/dp/B0057ODG6Y

try clearing your cache and reloading the page.

I’ll just add this about Garmin (and really most GPS) lifetime maps: I’ve updated mine faithfully since I got it two years ago. And the damn thing still tries to take me down the street that was closed over a decade ago around the corner from me. And tries to get me to take a left off MLK Blvd in Newark, which has been a no-left-turn for ages. And makes me get in the far right Route 80 Local lanes while saying it’ll keep me on 80 Express, which is actually the far left lanes. Et cetera, et cetera.

It may seem like a useful thing to spend more to get lifetime maps. But until the GPS industry starts actually updating them with accurate data, it’s wasted money. My 2009 road atlas is more accurate than my Garmin GPS!

Garmin map quality seems to vary a lot by state. In New Jersey the data was frequently wrong (especially speed limits on major roads and interstate highways) in a Garmin unit with new maps. In North Carolina discrepancies are much more rare.

I bought one of these new several years ago and it’s been awesome. The GPS snaps into the mount (which sticks to the window excellently and only requires resticking maybe twice a year when the seasons change,) but the USB cable plugs into the back of the unit and doesn’t stay with the mount.

My only complaint with my Nuvi is that when I updated the map this last time, the map took up so much memory that the Nuvi had to archive (remove) all of the extra voices in order to complete the installation. No biggie, since I only use one voice anyway, but the problem was, it didn’t give me a choice which one to keep, so when I turned it back on, all I had was French Canadian! Took a little fiddling with the computer, but I managed to get the American English voice I liked back (plus a few British English voices and a nice red monster truck icon…)

A few things to think about this is it has NO traffic support and you can’t do trip routing with multiple stops. If you just need a very basic nav unit this is a good way to go. It doesn’t have a lot of features but the basic routing is pretty good. I have one on a motorcycle as a backup just in case something happens to my bluetooth enabled nav device.

One other thing, if you are doing anything remotely illegal, or you don’t want your spouse to know, don’t use this device either. The trip log is ALWAYS turned on so it tracks your every move. The only way to clear it is a hard reset. OTOH if you have a cheating spouse (or so you think), buy him/her one of these and check the trip log from time to time. You can turn it so it doesn’t display but it is always tracking you in the background…

Anyone?

The lifetime updates is tied to the Garmin unit so it can’t be transferred to another Garmin.