Join Date: May 2010
Location: Austin, TX, USA
Re: Garmin 590LM
I'd suggest you guys head over to Zumoforums and poke around.
The response to the 590 has been very positive. As always with a new product, some people want a specific behavior they're used to on their old unit, and it's not there; so they are either unhappy or recognize the need to adapt as the case may be.
But the vast majority are very pleased.
I have the Nav V, which is a different piece of hardware but has very similar software. I am very happy with it. There are some software differences here and there between the Nav V and the 590.
The viewability/readability is clearly improved from most of the older Garmins...in my case the Nav IV/660. As to whether it's "a little better", "much better", or "still sucks"...you'll get different opinions on that. I suspect the evaluation there depends on mounting location and angle, preferred dashboard, eyesight, level of expectation, and on and on.