Summary: Comments about Garmin Streetpilot 2720: I did a lot of research for about a year. The 2720 beats all the Garmin products which mean it beats all the other brands too. The database is excellant, some loss of coverage in new developments but new updates are this month. the computation speed is phenominal. the voice volume range is excellant on the speaker. The screen is better than the Nuvi 360/660 series. The routing is right on.
Pros: Acquires Satellites Quickly, Easy Menus, Easy To Read, Easy To Set Up, Reliable Performance, Secure Mounting, Simple Controls
Summary: This is my 6th GPS since 1993 and the last 5 were Garmin. This is my first automotive; the others having been for marine applications. I am dumbfounded by the performance and ease of use. You can get more frills on other models, but I don't beleive there is a better navigator out there. Not having internal batteries seemed odd at first, but I soon realized they were not needed and NOT MISSED! Programing is so easy it takes a couple minutes in the car before departing.
Summary: I've had this unit for close to a year now, and I absolutely love it. First and foremost, the audio instructions are superior to most other units. Instead of saying "in .8 miles, turn right", it says "in .8 miles, turn right on Maple Street". When you get near Maple street, it doesn't just say "Turn right now", it says "Turn right on Maple Street". This is extremely helpful for a number of reasons: 1.
Summary: The Garmin StreetPilot 2720 is the best GPS currently on Amazon for two reasons. First, this GPS is only a year old, and costs half as much as it originally did! Second, you will not sacrifice features by paying less for this GPS. It costs what a mid-level unit costs, but it is quite an advanced system. The screen is approximately four inches by three inches and automatically adjusts its brightness depending on how bright your surroundings are.