Garmin Complaint - Short battery life - Garmin NUVI 650
Some time ago I purchased a Garmin NUVI 650. It was not a cheap unit. It lasted about 6 months before the rechargeable battery died. I complained to Garmin about it and also about the fact that the user cannot service (change the battery). At that time they had me send the unit back. What they sent back looked like a used unit and they did not even bother to transfer all the info from the old unit to the new one. The second unit lasted about 6-7 months and the battery has died again. The only way to use it now is with the power cord. Using it on my motorcycle is now impossible. Contacted Garmin again. Because this has been an on going issue I thought maybe they would try to make it right again but no. Now they want $79.00 and only offer a 90 day warranty. Big deal. Based on past history, the unit will only last just a little longer than the warranty and then the problem will return and I'd be out the money and still have the same problem. Guess I'll look at Tom Tom or Magellan instead for the next one.