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Garmin nuvi 1350

*Est. $160
Reviewed
October 2011
by ConsumerSearch
Garmin nuvi 1350

Pros
  • Pedestrian/public transit navigation
  • Widescreen
  • Speaks street names
  • Low price
Cons
  • Lane assist only in limited areas
  • Some users say it's unreliable

The Garmin nuvi 1350 is a midrange model in Garmin's nuvi 1000 series -- the one with the pedestrian feature that picks the best routes for walking and public transportation. The nuvi 1350 is also a full-featured widescreen car navigator with spoken street names and lane assist (telling you which lane to be in at an upcoming junction). However, the lane-assist feature is available only in limited areas, and some owners complain that the nuvi 1350 quits working or picks bad routes. The Garmin nuvi 1350T (*Est. $155) , which adds free traffic information for the life of the unit, is the top-rated GPS unit in this price range.

ConsumerReports.org testers rank the Garmin nuvi 1350 against other GPS devices, while GPSTracklog.com's review does a better job describing its capabilities. User reviews at Amazon.com point out some flaws with the device.

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Our Sources

1. ConsumerReports.org

The Garmin nuvi 1350 is one of 137 GPS navigators tested and ranked here. Editors compare the models based on routing and usability tests.

Review: GPS Ratings, Editors of ConsumerReports.org

2. GPS Tracklog

Rich Owings notes that the Garmin nuvi 1350 offers lane assistance, pedestrian features and the ability to customize the map display. Like all nuvis, Owings expects that buyers will be happy with the nuvi 1350, but if you don't need those features Owings says the Garmin nuvi 255W is also a good buy and to go with whichever is cheaper.

Review: Garmin nuvi 1350 Review, Rich Owings, July 20, 2009

3. Amazon.com

With nearly 1,600 owner reviews posted, the Garmin nuvi 1350 averages 4 stars out of 5. Although most users give it 4 or 5 stars, we found complaints that the unit powers off at random or works slower than the older Garmin nuvi 255W.

Review: Garmin nuvi 1350 Series 4.3-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator, Contributors to Amazon.com

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