Summary: I received my Garmin StreetPilot as a gift. It is a reconditioned model and I've had it for over a year. Several weeks ago a message came on the screen each time the unit powered up saying it was time to update my map. After spending about an hour on the Garmin website I finally found an order form to fill out to request a CD with the updated map. I was surprised it didn't cost anything. Today the CD arrived and I tried to install my new updated map.
Summary: when it works (very rarely) it is fine. i have had problems with this unit within a year of purchase. it has trouble locking into satellites. yes, i tried all garmin's suggestions. been working with them for 8 months. tried everything, sent back to mfger, installed new software updates, the 3 button trick away from buildings, blah blah. garmin is stalling. let's see if they eventually DO THE RIGHT THING.
Summary: This GPS has given me very poor service. It can never find a satellite once we stop and start again. It can take up to 45 minutes to locate where we are and start navigating. Perhaps it's a bad unit, not sure, since this is the first one we have ever owned, but I would not recommend it based on our dissatisfaction wt this experience.
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. It's basically a piece of dead meat to me now. [...
Summary: i bought this garmin for my husband for christmas, i have one myself and just love it. unfortunately this model of garmin is not in production anymore and the one i bought refurbished does not work. it has not worked from the day i gave it as a gift. it sits here as a nice paper weight.
Summary: I had to return it because it was broken when we opened it. Nothing else to say expect that a review has to be atleast 100 characters longggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg.