Have tried using a Garmin SatNav box in Malaysia â€“ we use a TomTom in the UK. Itâ€™s been a bit of a challenge getting used to it â€“ unlike TomTom, which is generally pretty precise on postcode lookups, the Garmin box is fairly useless on address lookups â€“ on three or four separate addresses, taken us within range but not actually close enough to be useful.
Whatâ€™s bizarre is the usefulness of the Garmin Nuvi 1420 box in looking up specific destinations â€“ restaurants, venues etc., â€“ if you treat it more like Google Maps than like a postcode/address lookup, it worked pretty well. Lane control was good, maps were goodâ€¦ the voices are terrible, and the touchscreen isnâ€™t quite as responsive as the TomTom, but otherwise it worked pretty well.
Donâ€™t know how much of the bits that worked badly â€“ address lookup, voices â€“ were a feature of poor localisation to Malaysia. It seems to be the main brand present here, so youâ€™d think theyâ€™d sort those issues out properly.