Summary: I used this little GPS for a recent trip to California (I live in Boston, where it also works great - I've learned several new routes to work thanks to this thing) and it was a lifesaver! Everyone's first reaction when they see this is, "It's so cute!" And it really is. Petey, as it is affectionately called, works great stuck to my window (great suction cup mounting system)in the corner where my view is already obscured by the plastic sideview mirror mount on my Ford...
Summary: cheapest talking gos system i could find. has maps of several regions each of which covers several states. voice is loud enough to be heard at highway speeds with radio on. display is black and white but bright enough to be seen any time of day at most angles. display brightness is adjustable. is very accurate on highways and even paved country roads. loses satellite connection from time to time for up to 15 seconds but always reconnects and resumes where left off.
works, but is a hassle for those who arent very e-literate
30 December 2006
Summary: I bought this gps for a parent for christmas. It works fine(though they'll need a larger microSD/transflash card for the maps they want on it), but it took them a long time to figure out. The person I bought it for spent many hours on the phone with customer service, some of whom would disconnect her, before finally getting help(someone from Garmin actually had to remotely connect to her computer and install something for her that wasnt on the mapping dvd the product...
Summary: For the price, you can't get much better. It is one of the lower end car GPS units available, but don't let the price fool you. It is packed full of the features that the more expensive models are. My coworker recently purchased the Garmin c320 around the same time I bought my i2. Besides for a bigger, color, touch screen, it is basically the same thing. It gets us the same places, using the same voice guided directions. Here is a short list of the pros and cons.
Summary: This unit is great! The relatively small size can be a plus- it might be small, but the screen is large enough that I've never been reduced to 'squinting' or straining to make it out. Features all work just fine. My only complaint is that the arrival time is grossly underestimated. I've had few arguements with Ms. Garmin when she chooses to send me in a direction I feel is illogical...
Summary: I got the i2 from a reseller for 175 bucks brand new. I travel a lot (fly & car rental), this gizmo has helped me many times finding my way around. First of all, I own both the i5 and the i2. With both units running on my windshield, they shows the same information, and the same voice (almost at the same time). So I can conclude there are identical in term of circuitry/hardware.
Summary: I've used the Garmin i2 for 3 months and have found it to be a wonderful navigational device. Here are some of the positives: 1) Has a vehicle mode. You can select Truck or Car/Motocycle. This helps you to avoid roads that don't allow trucks. (It does work. I've noticed differences in routing when in truck mode) 2) Routing is dynamic. Say you've decided that you want to take Highway 5 to get to your destination but the Garmin i2 has another route mapped out.
Summary: I am very pleased with this product. I think it is the most valuable $220 I've ever spent. This GPS unit is so easy to use. It puts my mind to ease knowing that I'll never get lost even if I try it'll always bring me back where I want to go. The black and white screen is just fine, I thought I might regret not get the color screen but I am completely satisfied.