To top it off, the power connector connects to the mount itself which feeds power to the GPS, therefore you don’t have a power cable dangling loose when you take your GPS out of the car.I’ll say it again, this is the best mount in the industry. This resonates with many people and makes it a device I recommend to people who are less technically savvy.This can be a pain when you want to go to somewhere like New York where you must type in N-E-W-space-Y before you can select New York. You can then see what result it found from your search and then either click the Go button to be routed to that location, view the address on the map, or save it to your favorite locations. After clicking “Where to” you can select from a list of categories.
It offers what most people are looking for in a first time GPS purchase; a pocketable device which is easy to operate and doesn’t have too many advanced features they will likely never use.
But, one GPS device doesn’t fit all, the Nuvi 350 lacks many navigation functions found in other GPS devices you might be interested in. In terms of the physical design, Garmin just about nailed this one perfectly.
You will then need to order the updated maps, for your Nuvi 350 the order information is here.
If you do a download update, you must install the Garmin Communicator first on your computer - its available here.
While navigating text will be displayed across the top of the screen telling you your current/next instruction like “Main Street to I-95″ if you are currently driving on main street and your next turn is onto I-95.
What I don’t like is that in many cases there is no indication of which direction your next turn is directly on this screen if you forget what the voice said.
Typing in the name of the state seems like a huge pain. No biggie, but it did catch me off guard the first few times.
You can’t even type in an official state abbreviation, instead you must type in the whole state name. After selecting the street number, then you select the street.
For example “Auto Services” is near the very bottom of the list. Then you can select from a list of types of food and the GPS will search for a list of restaurants in the category of food you are looking for.