Summary: Comments about Garmin StreetPilot i3: I just purchased this GPS last week here, and foundout that the USB port is loose right after opening thetoo-simple package. What's more worse, the USB cable cannot reach the connecting part in the port after plugging in.
Summary: Comments about Garmin StreetPilot i3: This is my second streetpilot i3. I bought the first one last year, I don't know how I every survived without one. When my son went back to college this year he took my gps with him. He drove 710 miles by himself without getting lost.
Pros: Compact, Easy To Set Up, Simple Controls, Strong Construction
Summary: I have had several navigation systems in cars that I have purchased in recent years. This device works as well as they do and it is portable. The unit was purchased for use in a rental car for a planned trip to another part of the country.
Summary: In the land of GPS feature bloat, this GPS is very refreshing. It does everything that most people need to navigate, and is a GREAT boon to getting around on roadtrips, out of town, or even just going around my own city.
Summary: For me, this little unit is perfect. I mainly bought it for those rare times I get lost and have no clue where I am, and for those car trips to places I am unfamiliar with. On to a few notes: The screen is small, but surprisingly easy to see.
Summary: The Garmin i3 is exactly what I was looking for in a GPS unit.....small, easy to use, reliable and accurate. The StreetPilot software was simple to install on my pc and is current up to about 2005. I noticed some stores and restaurants over a year old were not available.
Summary: I have zero complaints with the Garmin i3. I hear others complain about the screen size and the lack of touch screen, but I think the screen size is perfect (wouldn't want it any bigger) and the slide wheel works well for entering input.
Summary: One of our cars has the factory nav system from Honda, which works really well. We bought The i3 to use on vacations with rental cars and for use in our second car at home. I've done pretty extensive side-by-side driving comparisons in the Honda, and the Garmin really performs well.