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: 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...
The i3....The size of a baseball. Scores a Double at the Most. Accept It's Limitations and You'll Be Happy.
16 June 2006
Summary: First I should state that I have had the full-featured Garmin 2610 for almost three years. The 2610 is larger, heavier, and nothing like the i3, which weighs little and is (as Garmin says) "The size of a baseball". I wanted something smaller and lighter..
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.
great first time GPS for me. but the map freezes from time to time.
1 February 2006
Summary: Amazing little GPS. You have to update your firmware from garmin's website for those who got software versions 2.5 or lower to prevent screen from freezing. My garmin streetpilot i3 came with version 2.10. But after I updated to 2.60 my map still freezes.
Summary: I think this is a great value. Of course it has it's problems but it was not made for the shuttle. It is a very helpful tool to get you where you want to go. The size is maybe the best feature. So small, but easily read. The voice commands are the added help to keep your eyes on the road.
Summary: I've owned mine for about 3 months and used it in 5 U.S. states - west coast and east coast. It's my first GPS and it was a breeze to set up and begin using. I love the portability of this unit - being able to take it on a business trip and use in a rental car, or throw it in the glove box, is key.
Summary: I originally bought this due to the price point and didn't realize how good it was until I hit the road. Easy to change views using the click wheel and back button. Unit only has three buttons. Other reviews really fill in the other details. My only complaint is one-way streets don't show up.
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.
Summary: The Garmin GPS is incredibly easy to setup and operate. The screen looks small but is fie in a driving situation. The voice prompts are clear and quite loud, if required. I've got mine mounted on the center of the dash.