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Garmin StreetPilot C320 Reviews

Aug
2
2005

The Garmin StreetPilot c320 offers all the essentials, such as text and voice-guided directions, bird’s-eye-view navigation view, and a points-of-interest database, but it requires you to transfer maps from a PC via USB connection. Alternatively, there is an SD slot, and it comes with a 128MB SD card. It takes a little more work, but in the end, it’ll get you to your destination.

TMCnet also has written a review:


The Garmin c320 StreetPilot is one of the first really self-contained GPS units to come out of Garmin. Designed to get you from Point A to Point B without all the fuss and muss. TrustedReviews feels this thing looks a lot like the TomTom Go, but I think any GPS unit with a color touchscreen will now look like the TomTom Go, seeing as how everyone else is now playing catch-up.

Duncan Houston writes:

The user interface is extremely polished; a masterpiece of usability. A child could use it; anyone could use it, even without reading the instructions first (except perhaps for inserting the card). And I do advise reading the instructions; they are very good and take you though everything like a child. There is no way you can go wrong. Directions are precise, the voice is clear and the estimated time of arrival is spookily accurate. Unfortunately, it doesn’t allow post code searches; Perhaps Garmin overlooked this because America doesn’t use the postcode system?

3 Responses


  1. Shopped extensively online. Played with a few of the higher end models at the popular stores. I found myself “upselling” on bells and whistles. While procrastinating on which unit to go to, ( I was close to pulling the trigger on a TomTom One or a Nuvi 350 both of which got good consumer report ratings or the C340 ), I came across a review at one of the many online sites that carry GPS devices. There was a review there that “reached out to me” from a guy who had both the C340 and the C320. He loved them both and stated that for the extra money the C340 cost, the C320 was a far better buy. The C320 cost me less than 250 delivered from a reputable online store. It is VERY easy to use. It works GREAT. I bought it as a birthday present for my wife who travels a lot. She demands simplicity and accuracy. (She got both) If you want an easy to use device, big clear screen, touch screen, simple menu, loud and clear voice instructions, millions of poi’s (starbucks is her favorite poi..chuckle), instant re-routes when you make a wrong turn, then this is absolutely a NO BRAINER. BUY IT. If you find that yaking on the phone through your gps via blue tooth is important then upgrade to a several hundred dollar unit later and give this one to your kids. If you want intigrated traffic, good luck, I surveyed people who have intigrated traffic and they typically say it’s too unreliable to spend the extra big bucks on. Often the traffic jam has cleared and you’ve been re-routed for nothing, or you come upon jams you were never alerted to. With the C320 if you come upon a jam just turn away from it, your unit instantly re-routes you :) That’s about it. Best Bang for the Buck without giving up anything that really matters. My thanks to the folks who put this site together. It was VERY helpful in researching and comparing devices as well as reading people’s experiences with the units they’ve bought.

    Steve - February 3rd, 2007
  2. Glad we could help Steve!

    Tim - February 5th, 2007
  3. the c320 comes with a 128 mb to load maps onto…but only a few states/provinces worth…so my question is…can you just buy any larger SD card…say 2MB…and load all of Canada, and USA?

    kevin - December 29th, 2007



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