What's this? This score mainly reflects how easy a navigation system is to use, combined with factors such as information given, portability, and routing options. The displayed score is out of a total of 100 points.
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Summary:This Garmin has a 3.5-inch LCD screen. It is preloaded with maps covering the 48 contiguous states, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.
The Ratings applied to untested model Garmin Nuvi 1250 come from our tests of model Garmin Nuvi 1200, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
About This Brand
By far the biggest selling brand, with more than 50 percent of the market. Based in Olathe, Kan., Garmin was founded in 1989, and today it has 7,000 employees. Garmin GPS navigators have consistently scored near or at the top of our ratings. In addition to portable GPS units, Garmin makes a variety of fitness training devices and products for marine and aviation use. The company announced plans to sell its own telephone with built-in navigation two years ago, but the scheduled release date has been pushed back several times.
Features & Specs - Garmin Nuvi 1200
Screen size (in.) The diagonal length of the display screen measured in inches and rounded to the nearest tenth on an inch.
Screen size (in.)
Weight (oz.) All other things being equal, a helmet that weighs less causes less fatigue. Score is based on weight relative to its user category.
Bluetooth hands-free calling Allows user to make and receive hands-free telephone calls using the unit's internal speaker, microphone, and screen. Automatically quiets directions while call is being made. Can display user's telephone book, and shows caller ID on the screen. Can also dial phone numbers of point of interest locations. Requires a Bluetooth-compatible telephone.
Bluetooth hands-free calling
Spoken street names Commonly referred to as "Text-to-Speech," this helpful feature is the ability to pronounce proper street names. For example, a system with this feature would say, "Turn right on Truman Avenue" rather than, "Turn right in 500 feet." Spoken street names allows the driver to confirm directions with street signs without looking at the screen.
Inexpensive, easy enough to use, larger screen would be nice, suction cup mount works well enough but does fall off glass every few weeks
How long have you owned it:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By RN on the GO GO
from San Jose, CA
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Touch screen not working in left corner
Easy To Setup
I like the mph indicator
Includes mounting plate
It still works
Remembers previous addres
Touch Screen "A" not wkg
For the price([$]) it is not bad but the touch screen in the top left corner has failed and trying to spell anything that starts with an A just frustrates [*] you. Like the mph street sign indicator in the lower corner. Don't like that it doesn't tell you ahead of time what your next turn off is on the the screen, you have to change pages in order to see ahead to the next turn. Which takes your eyes off the road to push the buttons.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
By Traveling Tim
from Murfreesboro, TN
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
It's a Gamble
Easy To Read
Easy To Set Up
Acquires Satellites Slowly
I use it for extensive business travel and for the most part it was serviceable. At times took me to strange places and when I tested it for routes I knew were best, it somretimes took me in circles. My chief complaint was that it died 15 months after I bought it. Repairs too expensive so will get another GPS.