Excerpt: We have had a lot of requests for a comparison of the . Both are mid-tier priced GPS units for the car that are good performers in their own way. We have used them both at the GPS Lodge, and wrote up reviews on them. Let's take a look at the two GPS units.
Conclusion: The StreetPilot c340 is quite easy to use and I would be pleased except for the misleading navigation directions and upcoming street announcement problems (see Practical Use, above). I'm not sure if I would be comfortable with that. Maybe it would be okay if you're likely to use it mostly for long-distance driving. If you plan on doing a lot of driving in unfamiliar cities, I would be hesitant until Garmin addresses these issues.
Pros: Some misleading navigation directions, Upcoming street announcement too late
Cons: Relatively mall size, Can be used while on foot, Optional traffic information capability
Excerpt: The Garmin StreetPilot c340 is the top unit in Garmin’s StreetPilot c3 line of auto navigation systems. Like the c330 , this receiver comes with pre-loaded maps for all of North America or Western Europe . While all the c3 models give voice commands, the c340 adds the ability to call out upcoming points of interest and street names. This model is also compatible with the GTM 10 , adding the ability to show real-time traffic info in major metropolitan areas.
Excerpt: We are happy to have yet another automotive GPS for review here at the GPS Lodge. We have been cycling through a few, and this time we get to drive around with the for a couple of weeks. The StreetPilot C340 is in the upper part of the mid-tier for the automotive segment. The Garmin C-series adds some features above and beyond the lower end i-series that we recently reviewed (see ).
Excerpt: and has a few more details on the new unit. specifically they add some info on the traffic avoidance features:"The c340 also shows you congested traffic areas via color-coded maps, but to take advantage of this feature, you'll have to purchase the optional traffic receiver for $199.99, which includes 15 months of service."Garmin StreetPilot C340 Arrives for Review at the GPS LodgeOur previous article from July 15th is below: today along with the other crop of new models.
Excerpt: Modello di punta della serie StreetPilot, il c340 incorpora la cartografia dell'intera Europa, precaricata nella memoria interna dello strumento. Le sue caratteristiche esclusive sono la possibilità di collegare il ricevitore di informazioni sul traffico e la funzione "Text To Speech", che pronuncia i nomi delle strade, all'interno delle istruzioni di guida vocali durante la navigazione.