Conclusion: Being a basic receiver, it does have its limitations. However, for someone just beginning, it’s a great value. It appears to be a sturdy little unit and Garmin is known for quality products. Garmin also has responsive technical support.
Pros: Slow route calculation and re-calculation, Data entry time-consuming
Cons: Small size, Can be used while on foot, Very inexpensive for a voice-guidance unit
Excerpt: The Garmin StreetPilot i3 GPS is a great entry level auto navigation system, that will get you where you’re going without breaking the bank. The mid-level model in the i-series, this unit is a step up from the i2 monochrome edition.
Summary: The StreetPilot i2 gets a Black and White screen, for about $50 less. The StreetPilot i5 is a higher end product that has maps pre-loaded on the unit and still includes the Transflash slot for other regions. The StreetPilot i5 is about $100 more than the StreetPilot i3.
Excerpt: arrived for review today at the GPS Lodge. In looking at the thing, one can't help but remark on its tiny size. Not much bigger than a tennis ball, the StreetPilot i3 packs a lot of navigation help in a small package. It is targeted at entry level car GPS system users.
Excerpt: Continuing the huge string of new product releases today, Garmin announced new additions to their StreetPilot line, the (shown below). Both are about the size of a baseball, and are designed to be entry level additions to the StreetPilot line of car GPS receivers.
Excerpt: Maličký GPS přijímač, který se schová do dlaně, s rozměry 7,5 x 6,85 x 5,375 cm, opravdová miniatura, která vypadá jako tenisák. Uvedením satelitní navigace Garmin i3 GPS na trh se firma asi snaží oslovit zákazníky tíhnoucí k miniaturizaci a s ohledem na rozměry i3 na ně zajisté v tomto směru...