Summary: My husband is a courier and his car is his office. Our kids and I wanted to chip in and get him a GPS system for his birthday so I did tremendous research on everything available. After reading 94 reviews from satisfied customers, the Garmin Street Pilot 2720 was what I decided to buy. No other system received the same commendations from customers than this one. Well, all those reviews were right on target. He loves it.
Summary: Last Thursday I bought the Garmin 2720 refurbished so basically new. It came with the upgraded Dvd that allows you to create your own waypoints and basically anything else you want and then upload it to the unit. I just wanted to share some early thoughts about it for those of you who were in my position a little while ago and are considering purchasing this particular gps.
Summary: I am a real estate appraiser by profession and bought my first GPS system, the StreetPilot 2610, 2-1/2 years ago. I had reached the age where the cones in my eyes were disappearing faster than an Artic glacier. (heheh) Reading my street map books, even with a magnifying glass besides the the time trying to determine plotting routes to snap my comparable photos everyday, was becoming more frustating and time consuming.
Summary: Before purchasing a GPS navigation assistant, I read a great many user reviews on a great many models. I felt the Garmin 2720 earned the best feedback and let that decide my purchase. I wasn't disappointed. The unit is easy to program and user-friendly. The screen automatically adjusts for evening and daytime use, and the display (a convenient touch-screen for entering data) is crisp and clean...and so far hasn't washed out even in direct sunlight.
Summary: My wife travels to the homes of several new clients every week, so a GPS was the perfect gift for her. After much research, I chose the Garmin 2720 over the Magellan 760. But I didn't know about Garmin Nuvi until after I bought the 2720. I was torn after reading favorable reviews of the Nuvi, so I bought a Nuvi as well, with the understanding that we would test both and return one to the store.
Summary: I have had this device for about 2 months now, have used it for an extensive trip to the east coast and absolutely love it. Terrific screen, very bright and always visible in direct sunlight. Text to voice feature is priceless. Guidance is as good as can be expected from any of these devices (this is my third). Downside....Beanbag mount is unsatisfactory if you care to use any amount of acceleration in your car.
Summary: I really like this unit, it works very well, holds the antenna signal very well, I don't even use an external antenna and it works fabulously. Only complaint is it's not quite as customizeable as I'd like and the POI's are a little lacking in some areas. Also, when you search for things to do, it gives you too narrow of a list, the reason I say this is, if you are searching for food in an area, if you are in a city then within .1 miles there will be 50 places and then...
Summary: The problem with being an early-adopter with technology is that you have to suffer through some growing pains. Now that the 2720 is out of that stage, it is a very nice and powerful unit. I've owned 5 different hand-held GPS units, and 3 automobile ones. So I've had exposure to different brands and interfaces. I really like the interface on the 2720, it is very easy to understand. Which is a good thing since the manual is seriously lacking in information.
Summary: I purchased the Streetpilot 2720 several days ago after doing alot of online research about GPS units I could use in my car. My selection process was as follows: Pioneer AVIC-D1 in-dash combination car stereo/dvd navigation unit. This was the slickest solution available, but there were two major problems: 1) It requires a double-sized car stereo slot, but my car has a one and a half slot.
Summary: Why I bought the system: I bought this GPS system because it has the entire 50 states pre loaded. The ability to download real time traffic information ( traffic jams, accidents, weather ect....). The best portable system from all the research and reviews I have read. Those are the main reasons that lead me to buying the product. Experience using it: I have only had the system for about 2 weeks.