Summary: 5 years ago when it came out it was great and 600$ but most people who sell this today have it in bad condishion or they will break soon and there is no replacement parts, so its a gamble weither you will find a good gps that will last.
Summary: This mini version of a street navigator requires a new map download any time you're traveling to a new state. Whether it is a defective or it only has a small memory, it is greatly inconvenient to have to take the software along on a trip to reload it when you're in a new location. This is specific to traveling to another. However my intended use was to take it with me when I travel and it's not worth the money for me to do so.
Summary: Cannot get the whole map of North America to upload to device. I only have 11 states on the device. I am waiting to get the 2009 maps and see if that works. My son purchased a Garmin and loves it. He has tried several times to get mine working correctly with no luck.
Summary: I like the size of the unit althought my wife thinks the display is too small. I was extrememly disappointed to discover the system had to have the software installed and would not load all the maps. The memoy is not large enought to handle the needs of a traveler from coast to coast. Therefore I would recommend this unit to someone who travels within a one to two state area and does not have a problem with eyesight. The voice announcement helps.
Summary: This unit is really good, as far as the information goes, But the screen is so small that it takes the drivers attention off of the car and onto the screen. Make the screen as large as the Magellen and it would b e a really good GPS system.
Garmin StreetPilot i3 GPS Portable Car Navigation GPS
7 January 2008
Summary: I had trouble and questions with the GPS. The person refused to talk with me over the phone, actually hung up, and would only e-mail. In order to update it cost me $75.00 more to unlock the GPS.
Summary: I received one of these as a gift, from somone who bought it on e-bay. It worked one week, and now won't turn on. After reading things closely I found out these are actually refirb units not new. Which might be fine, but I don't think they tell you that very clearly. They are hiding it.