- Bright 6″ Dual-Orientation Displays
- Free Lifetime Map Updates
- Free Maps For the UK and Europe
- No Reliance on Cellular Signals
- Massive “points of interest” Database
- One-stop Device Management
- School Zone Warnings
- Garmin Real Voice
Garmin Nuvi 66LM Sat Nav Review
The Garmin Nuvi 66LM enables you put away your smartphone and enjoy a dedicated GPS navigator that is easy to use and has no reliance upon cellular signals. This helps eliminate worries when you drive through cellular dead zones. The sat nav features a 6.0” dual-orientation display that makes for convenient vertical and horizontal use.
In terms of design, the Garmin Nuvi 66LM may not be particularly thin but is thin enough in as far as sat nav units. The screen is a 6-inch that boasts of a high resolution of 800 x 480 resolution. It is however not a glass multi-touch as with its more premium counter parts. The high resolution 6-inch display makes for easier reading as you navigate to your destination. The battery life on this device goes for at least one hour, meaning that you need to keep it plugged in case you are going for long trips. It also makes use of a suction cup mount to ensure that the device remains in its position as you navigate to your destination.
It comes preloaded with detailed maps of the UK, Ireland and Europe and free lifetime map updates for the duration of the device, in addition to free lifetime traffic avoidance for the useful life of your Garmin device. With this feature, you are able to receive alerts to delays, have an idea of how many minutes of delay to expect and whether there is a possibility of alternative routes to save you time and keep you moving, with the plus side being that you will not be bombarded with ads and subscription fees.
The sat nav features the “Up Ahead” feature which makes this an even valuable Sat Nav device. On the drive to your destination, you will see a variety of icons illustrating categories of points of interest such as restaurants, gas stations, and parking spaces among other important places that you may wish to visit along the way. A lane assist with junction view that puts on view imminent junctions and makes use of vibrantly colored arrows to point you to your proper lane.
As you drive, you will find no hardship in searching for a nonexistent or hard-to-read sign thanks to the clear display of the sat nav that displays things like your current street, current speed, speed limit and estimated arrival time.
Ultimately, this sat nav provides for easy to follow spoken turn by turn directions with street names. It will point out places of interest such as restaurants, petrol stations, and ATM machines among others that are present on your route. With it, your worries of getting lost as you strive to make it to your destination will be a thing of the past thanks to the amazing technology it comes with!
- Dual orientation
- Big screen display
- Lifetime maps and free updates
- Easy to use
- No reliance on cellular signals
- Quality control on the dual orientation display
- No additional map detail available at the .8 and 1.2 mile scales