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Garmin nuvi 1350T

*Est. $155
October 2011
by ConsumerSearch
Garmin nuvi 1350T

  • Free lifetime traffic alerts
  • Pedestrian/public transit navigation
  • Lane assist
  • Some owners complain of routing problems
  • Traffic, lane assist only in certain cities
  • Pop-up ads
  • No Bluetooth
  • No multi-point routing

The Garmin nuvi 1350T is an inexpensive navigator with everything you really need, experts say -- plus a healthy dose of extras like lane assist and free traffic alerts for the life of the unit (it comes with pop-up ads, but most sources say they're unobtrusive). You can also buy pedestrian/public transit maps for major cities worldwide (*Est. $10 to $18 each). Expert testers -- and most owners who post reviews online -- find the nuvi 1350T a reliable navigator, although some owners complain that it doesn't always pick the best routes. The Garmin nuvi 1350T omits some features, too: There's no Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free calling and no multi-point routing (which allows you to enter several destinations and generate one route to hit them all). If you want those features, experts recommend the step-up Garmin nuvi 1490T (*Est. $195) . includes the Garmin nuvi 1350T in its latest GPS comparison test., PC World and also test the unit and provide more description than does. posts nearly 1,600 owner-written reviews for the nuvi 1350T, both positive and negative.

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Editors here thoroughly test the Garmin nuvi 1350T alongside 136 other GPS navigators. They then rate models from best to worst, based on their performance and usability.

Review: GPS Ratings, Editors of

2. GPS Tracklog

The Garmin nuvi 1350T has been one of Rich Owings' top recommended GPS picks since it debuted as a midpriced unit. This well-illustrated review judges the 1350T's features and performance.

Review: Garmin nuvi 1350T Review, Rich Owings, July 28, 2009

3. PC World

Craig Ellison calls the Garmin nuvi 1350T "a bargain," and it earns a spot on PC World's list of the top 10 GPS units. Ellison notes that it lacks some useful features, namely Bluetooth and multi-point routing.

Review: Garmin Nuvi 1350T, Craig Ellison, Jan. 21, 2011

4. stopped reviewing GPS navigators after the Garmin Nuvi 1350T, which Wilson Rothman calls "the logical end" of the personal navigation device: It's fast, it's easy to use, it's got traffic information and it's reasonably priced. "There's nowhere they can go from here," Rothman concludes.

Review: Garmin Nuvi 1350T Lightning Review, Wilson Rothman, July 29, 2009


With nearly 1,600 customer reviews posted, the Garmin nuvi 1350T averages 4 stars out of 5. Two-thirds of reviewers give it 4 or 5 stars, but the routing and traffic information get mixed reviews from some users.

Review: Garmin Nuvi 1350/1350T 4.3-inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Traffic, Contributors to

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