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: 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 low price of this product makes it well worth buying; but if you can afford it, go for something better like the c330/c340. This is probably the best value of the Garmin StreetPilot series.
Amazon Customer "St Simons Island real estate broker", Amazon
31 July 2006
Summary: The Garmin i3 is tiny with a lot of info. I have trouble reading without my glasses and as it's so small, that could be a problem but because it speaks to you, it's OK. It does the job that a GPS much more costly could not have done better.
Great help for directionally challenged drivers...
M. Welch "Live&learn", Amazon
25 July 2006
Summary: I feel so empowered! This great product saved me in Dallas so many times. The only time I had a problem was when I didn't trust the unit and made my own decisions or when we ran into new construction areas. But Gia (our nickname for our GPS) always got me back on track, thank goodness.
Summary: Great little unit. Got a chance to play with it, and used Amazon's offer to add a 512MB transflash microSD card also. However, when loading up the unit, found out that the 512 card doesn't have enough capacity to load the whole US map (got everything west of the Mississippi, most of the midwest, but...
Summary: I was originally concerned that the screen may be too small but it is not if you mount it on the windshield next to the rear view mirror (this idea is from a picture posted for the i5 model). Added benefit is that you don't worry about the sun since the GPS is shielded from the direct sun this way.
Summary: I've owned this unit for about 3 months now and I've taken it on both long trips and short ones. I mostly keep it in my glove compartment and if I need it, can't find my way, or I get lost I just pull over, mount it, and wait for the satellites to acquire (anywhere from 10 to 60 seconds usually).
Summary: Motor Coach and RV owners tend to be gadget crazy. I purchased this from Amazon for a motorcoach I recently purchased. Unfortunate that the dealer didn't order the coach with a factory installed GPS, but I calculate I saved 2000-3000 dollars.
Summary: Pro's: - Very small (size of baseball) makes easy to store (or hide after parking) & take on my trips. Screen size (some complain it's too small) + voice prompts is plenty good enough to follow the routes. - Transrelective screen can be seen in strong in daylight.