Summary: I had my i3 for over a year. It has failed me with not finding newer roads or places, but that's not it's fault. I probably put at least 20k miles on it in the short time I used it. I have a car with a very stiff suspension, so sometimes it did fall off the windshield. The thing that killed it is the solder point where the power plugs into the unit broke... This also happened on my friend's i2 (almost same unit).
Summary: My work consist of mostly plumbing and electrical repairs in homes. When I am on a job and get called to go check another job, plenty times I didn't know where to go, so I decided to buy a gps. Just looking at the i3 I figured it wouldn't be too much, but if it could get me to the street I needed to go to I could find the house.
Summary: I bought the Garmin StreetPilot i3 because I sometimes travel out of state, my wife goes to yard sales and my oldest daughter has trouble finding her way out of town and back again. This little device is very portable and quite handy, even though it has been discontinued. The price was perfect for me and it does exactly what we need it to do.
Summary: I really like the GPS system due to the fact that my boss sends me to places I do not know where to go and his directions are really bad. I just type in the address and let it start to navigate and it gets there rid a way. Easy to install address and easy to use.
Garmin StreetPilot i3 GPS Portable Car Navigation GPS
7 March 2008
Summary: I am a real estate agent and new to the area in which I live. I wanted a GPS that was reasonably priced and could pretty much get me from A-B without it being a huge programming hassle. I've only used the i3 a few times, but I have to say for as little as it is I am amazed at how well it works, looks, and how much info. it holds!
Garmin Street Pilot i3 potable car navigation receiver
2 January 2008
Summary: Bought for my daughter. I have owned one for a year. Very easy to learn, very concise. I have never had a bad experience. Totally empowers the user. No way to get lost. My only suggestion, which may be found in a more expensive unit, would be for the unit to say the street/route name to turn on to, rather than just say when to turn. I am very pleased with this purchase and would highly recommend it. Affordable...easy to use and yearly updates will keep it current.
Awesome GPS for the commuter, but you have to PAY for mapping update CD.
8 September 2007
Summary: Easy to use, inexpensive, HIGLY RELIABLE. Great unit for commuters and travelers. If you do not care about hunting down artifacts or treasures in the mountains or jungles and you have no interest in learning all the technical details on more advanced GPS use, this is the unit for you. Replace the included 128MB Micro SD memory card with a 2GB upgrade and you can load DETAILED MAPS for ALL of North America with room to spare.
Summary: I bought this for a trip I was taking and was curious about the hype of these devices. The device was extremely accurate. It was small enough so that it did not interfear with my ability to see out the window. It takes a little bit getting use to the thumb wheel to program locations. The battery life is shorter then stated but use plug in charger when in vehical then you won't have any problems. I was glad that I bought this and would buy another one.
Summary: I got the i3 for my upcoming trip to the outerbanks this summer, and so far I am very pleased. It is very accurate and it has not sent me in a wrong direction yet. I would recomend this product to people who are just getting into gps like me who just want something to get them to places quickly and efficently. It also has features to search for food,lodging,and attractions near where you are which is ery nice. There is a negative side though.
Summary: I actually bought this item for my son. He use to call me every morning asking for directions to a different job site all over the city. I have a Tom Tom so I jumped on line to find him one or something similar. I found the Garmin Navitator and was able to get it for him. The screen is much smaller on the Garmin than the Tom Tom, but so was the price.