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Garmin Reliability

 

Don't know if it is just my bad luck or not. I had a Nuvi 275T which was ok most of the time but from time to time the voice will be severe distorted and needs to be rebooted to retore normal functioning. It happens once every few weeks. A few times in a year, it will also forzen and need to be rebooted.

Recently I bought a Nuvi 2595LMT and it is a great unit. However, it has already stopped responding twice in a month requiring reboot.

Does people in the forum experienced similar issues? Is other manufacturers like TomTom any better in terms of reliability?

knock on wood

I have two a 260 for 4 years and a 2460 for 6 months and neither one has ever frozen or had to be rebooted for any reason.

My 260 lives in the car parked outside day and night, hot or cold and never had a problem other than replacing the battery after 3 years of daily use.

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Garmin 38 - Magellan Gold - Garmin Yellow eTrex - Nuvi 260 - Nuvi 2460LMT - Google Nexus 7

255W Still Going Strong

I'm still on my first Garmin. A 255W that I've been using for over 3yrs now and still on the same battery. No issues. Main reason I haven't bought a new model. It still does what I need it to do.

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OK.....so where the heck am I?

garmin reliability

sounds like super bad luck, never had an issue like that with my garmin and i always leave mine in the car, then again i live in so cal so extreme weather isn't an issue.

Hmmmm

My Zumo 550 has worked for years now. Of course, I'm on my 2nd... first was replaced because the "on/off" button lost its seal. My new one has done the same thing; however, instead of spending a lot of money to have Garmin replace it... I put a pencil eraser inside the hole and covered it with black duct tape. Has worked fine with this "fix" for about 8 months now. smile

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"For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know."

I have never had any issues with my Garmins, ...

perhaps you got a bad unit.

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RKF (Bethesda, MD) Garmin Nuvi 660, 360 & Street Pilot

May be it is my super bad

May be it is my super bad luck. I am surprised that no one else has problem here. Could the Canadian batch be different from US? I looked up the internet since then and found lots of similar complaints.

I have had a 2595 since

I have had a 2595 since January 2012. When I first got it, it would freeze occasionally at random places. The only way to clear it was to hold down the power button until it shut down. After updating the firmware to 6.20 and performing a hard-reset, I have had no further problems.

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"Primum Non Nocere" 2595LMT Clear Channel and Navteq Traffic

my nuvi 760 still works great

It has worked flawlessly over the years. No complaints other than with some software.

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Nuvi 760 Nuvi 2598 LMT Garmin Streetpilot Onboard for iPhone

My C530 still works flawlessly>>>

Honva wrote:

Don't know if it is just my bad luck or not. I had a Nuvi 275T which was ok most of the time but from time to time the voice will be severe distorted and needs to be rebooted to retore normal functioning. It happens once every few weeks. A few times in a year, it will also forzen and need to be rebooted.

Recently I bought a Nuvi 2595LMT and it is a great unit. However, it has already stopped responding twice in a month requiring reboot.

Does people in the forum experienced similar issues? Is other manufacturers like TomTom any better in terms of reliability?

The 760 my ex owned was essentially trouble free with sporadic lookups...the 1490 has been nothing but trouble. My TT 340 and 540 have been flawless. IMHO Garmin is going downhill and seems not to care.

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"You can't get there from here"

Battery life

Nuvi 255. So far a few glitches now and again but reliable otherwise. Battery life sucks. Rated at about 4 hours but I doubt it'd go for much over three.

Garmin Good

I got my Garmin GPSMAP60CSx right after it was released. This is the only GPS I have ever owned. It has been dropped numerous times, fell off bikes at speed a couple times, and no problems. No problems or other GPS has compelled me to replace the 60CSx.

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GPSMAP64s, Montana 600, GPSMAP60CSx (retired), fenix, Bad Elf, iPhone 6, iPad2, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS, MacBookPro, all sorts of maps.

Garmin has been a reliable brand overall...

My 765T did have some software issues but overall hard to find a btter product from my 5-6 units over the years. I have to admit with cell phone navigation I don't use my garmin around town as much as I used to but you can't beat POI's on this site and when looking for a new restaurant I pull out the ol' Garmin.

I have a 255w that needs

I have a 255w that needs resetting every now and then and a 755 t that so far has had no trouble but once in Cleveland where it didn't want to get a signal. Other than that no issues.

Also used the Hertz Never Lost that i think is made by Magellan and no issues with those.

Mine 765T

Mine 765T has worked flawlessly over the years. Still going strong.

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