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.
Summary: It tells you far enough in advance to get ready to turn. Before we had the 2720 we'd either miss our turn, or made quick turns (very dangerous) to get to our destination. It's better than having someone looking at a map and giving you directions while you're driving the car. We're still learning all the features, but it will be in the car with us everywhere we go from now on, even if we know exactly where we're going.
Summary: I knew I wanted to purchase a "portable" GPS system and was trying to decide the Magellan 760 and the Garmin StreetPilot 2720. My major concern was the text-to-speech feature on both. After going into a local Costco store and asking why they no longer carry Magellean, the front end manager said because of the high rate of returns (Since then I noticed they are carrying the newest Magellan unit).
Summary: They wanted $4,000 when I bought my Lexus LS430 four years ago and I said, 'thanks, but no thanks.' Since then more and more of my friends have bought portable units or cars with GPS included and they all liked them. After some serious mis-directions from Google and Mapquest maps during a trip to New England, my wife said, "Maybe it's time for us to get a GPS!" I talked with an old college roommate to told me what to look for.
Summary: I have the Garmin StreetPilot 2720 this is the first time to use any type GPS system or purchase. Since 2 1/2 months I must say I love this unit, I will not leave home without the GPS. I travel all day or night throughout the Tri state in the North East and have found that this unit is very well made. Simple to use, easy to understand.
Summary: Got it yesterday. Easy to use, just plug it into the cigarette lighter and turn it on. No problems. Need to enter street names that are numbers as numbers, "4" St. not "Fourth", etc. Manual included. A lot of erroneous negatibe info in some of these reviews. Unlikely the power cord will slip ff, nicely inset into unit. Love the voice directions. Should have come with a case for the money. Can't wait to go on a trip this week-end.
Summary: I loved the ease of using this device. When I first took it out for a test drive I delibertaley ignored directions to see how the recalculating route function worked and it performed flawlessly!