Home PageFacebookRSS News Feed
PocketGPS
Web
Read the current newsletter! Weekly
Newsletter
SatNav,GPS,Navigation
MacFixer, the iPhone, iPod, and iPad specialists
Pocket GPS World - SatNavs | GPS | Speed Cameras: Forums

Pocket GPS World :: View topic - Garmin Nuvi 370
 Forum FAQForum FAQ   SearchSearch   UsergroupsUsergroups   ProfileProfile   Log in for private messagesLog in for private messages   Log inLog in 

Garmin Nuvi 370

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Pocket GPS World Forum Index -> SatNav User Reviews
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
nomadman2k
Occasional Visitor


Joined: Mar 19, 2007
Posts: 10

PostPosted: Sat Mar 24, 2007 9:30 am    Post subject: Garmin Nuvi 370 Reply with quote

:D

Hi being an owner of a Quest1 for 2 years now and having driven across the USA from coast to coast (difficult since you need to limit the amount of information you transfer due to its paltry disc space) and all over Europe, I decided to treat myself to a Quest 2. There is a mistake to make, so I returned it as unfit for purpose (its too slow for the job now)

The NUVI 370

So instead I went out and purchased a Garmin Nuvi 370 and I have to say it is so impressive, full Europe NT v9 and North America NTv8 preloaded, very fast calculation on routes, if you miss a turn, the new route is ready within 3 seconds. The turn announcer tells you the road names to use which is very helpful.

The unit packs additional features such as Bluetooth and voice capability allowing you to connect to your mobile (so the sound quality is not fantastic since the person at the other end gets a little echo) and free UK traffic master allow you to avoid hold-ups.

I was quite eager to try my new unit and since I live remote didn't hold out much hope of the unit working 100% here.

The Pros

    The unit found the satellites in 30 seconds and was ready to run.
    The touch screen is excellent and very simple, if a little reflective in the car.
    The cradle housing to place the unit or remove it is very slick and easy (in comparison to the Quest.
    The turn by turn and road announcer is spot on if a little distorted at high volumes.
    The recalculation is sooooo fast, miss a turn and within 3 seconds a new route is on the display.
    The Garmin lock feature is an excellent addition allowing you to protect the unit.
    The Traffic Master allows you to receive traffic updates and feed them in to your route.
    The Speed camera database POI work on this unit (I tried them on the Quest2 and it found nothing).
    There are lots of additional features such as an MP3 player, audio book, translator and city guide available on the unit.


The Cons
    The screen could be a little less reflective.
    The volume needs to be a little less distorted at full volume (although it doesn't affect it too much.
    The additional features like the MP3 player are nice, but probably a little over the top.
    No option to download routes from the PC to it, unlike the Quest.
    The unit is not waterproof


All told I am very impressed with this little unit, the screen is very clear and the system very easy to use.

I would have to say that this is better than the Tom Tom 910 series, which is bigger and bulkier (so the Tom Tom has 12Gb of free space to use, but at the end of the day all you want it to do is guide you to your destination).

At a current cost of around 300 to 330 I have to say this is the best system I have used.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
iainkirk
Lifetime Member


Joined: Jan 14, 2006
Posts: 31

PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fast forward 12 months and this unit is now 149.97 at PCWorld...

Excellent value!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Scarecrow
Lifetime Member


Joined: Jun 09, 2006
Posts: 185
Location: Kent

PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iainkirk wrote:
Fast forward 12 months and this unit is now 149.97 at PCWorld...

Excellent value!


Not bad.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website







Posted: Today    Post subject: Pocket GPS Advertising

Back to top
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Pocket GPS World Forum Index -> SatNav User Reviews All times are GMT + 1 Hour
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

Powered by phpBB 2.0.11 © 2001 phpBB Group
phpBB port v2.1 based on Tom Nitzschner's phpbb2.0.6 upgraded to phpBB 2.0.4 standalone was developed and tested by:
ArtificialIntel, ChatServ, mikem,
sixonetonoffun and Paul Laudanski (aka Zhen-Xjell).

Version 2.1 by Nuke Cops 2003 http://www.nukecops.com

Make a Donation



CamerAlert Database

Click here for the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database

Download Speed Camera Database
20.053 (18 May 22)



WORLDWIDE SPEED CAMERA SPOTTERS WANTED!

Click here to submit camera positions to the PocketGPSWorld.com Speed Camera Database


12mth Subscriber memberships awarded every week for verified new camera reports!

Submit Speed Camera Locations Now


CamerAlert Apps



iOS QR Code






Android QR Code







Terms & Privacy


GPS Shopping