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Garmin StreetPilot i3 Review


cnet has reviewed the Garmin StreetPilot i3 Vehicle Navigation GPS SystemGarmin StreetPilot i3 GPS. What they liked:

No larger than a baseball … and portable [the] Garmin StreetPilot i3 Vehicle Navigation GPS System Garmin StreetPilot i3 can move from car to car. You get a DVD with maps of North America with nearly 6 million points of interest (POI), text and voice-guided directions, and a 3D bird’s-eye-view mapping perspective. In addition, the i3 automatically reroutes your course if you happen to miss a turn, and it allows you to add custom POIs, such as safety cameras and school zones, from third parties.

What they didn’t like:

The Garmin StreetPilot i3 Vehicle Navigation GPS SystemGarmin StreetPilot i3’s 32,000-color screen is a bit of a disappointment. [Difficult] to navigate the menus and maps on the i3 with the scrollwheel instead of a touch screen. Loading maps also requires a little more work since you have to transfer them from your PC to a memory card, but this is common for devices in the i3’s price range.


With other similarly priced and featured GPS devices out there, such as the Mio 136 and the TomTom GO 300, the Garmin StreetPilot i series will face some tough competition. However, if the units perform as well as the company’s other models, such as the StreetPilot c330, then Garmin should have another winner on its hands.

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