Summary: In addition to accurate driving directions, the high-end Garmin StreetPilot c580 provides a number of useful tools to the driver, such as real-time traffic data and local gas prices, thanks to the integration of MSN Direct services.
Pros: The Garmin StreetPilot c580 now offers MSN Direct services so you can get real-time traffic and weather information as well as local gas prices and movie times. The unit also has text-to-speech functionality, integrated Bluetooth, and multimedia capabilities, and it provides accurate directions.
Cons: The MSN Direct service isn't available in all areas, and names of gas stations weren't always provided. The c580's media player also only supports the MP3 format.
Excerpt: They liked the StreetPilot C580 and gave it a high rating of 8/10 in their review. I don't blame them, I think that they are spot on, as I liked the C550 when I reviewed it myself, and I liked the Nuvi 680's MSN direct features when I reviewed that. CNet didn't have any trouble pairing the CtreetPilot C580 with their Treo Bluetooth phone, and were able to transfer their contacts to the GPS.
Excerpt: The Garmin StreetPilot c580 is the new flagship model in the StreetPilot line. It is nearly identical to the c550 , except that it adds MSN Direct services (see coverage area ), which it receives via FM radio signal. MSN Direct offers weather, movie times, gas prices and live traffic. This also means that the source of traffic data is different than that of the c550, which receives TMC data.
Conclusion: Il nuovo Garmin StreetPilot C580 è sicuramente un ottimo prodotto anche se, a dire il vero, il prezzo è un po' elevato per gli standard odierni, anche se si considera le tantissime funzioni di cui dispone. Sicuramente, la voce che fa aumentare maggiormente il prezzo è l'MSN Direct, un servizio molto utile che consente di ricevere informazioni locali sul meteo, sui distributori di benzina e sui cinema.
Pros: Durata batteria; MSN Direct
Cons: Prezzo; Dimensioni; Risoluzione display un po