Summary: I bought one from Amazon in June 2002. I have used it for a few days, enough to become generally familiar with it. I am very disappointed with the City Navigator software. I unlocked my home region (the mid-Atlantic region including Washington, D.C.
David S. Saunders "Equal parts tech geek, bra..., Amazon
10 August 2010
Summary: I purchased this unit used from Amazon, and it was almost brand new when it arrived! I was expecting a little wear and tear but it is perfect. I would still be happy if I paid full price for it! The first thing I did when I received my unit was to upgrade the firmware.
Summary: Please allow me to preface this review with the fact that I have absolutely no sense of direction. For those with excellent sense of direction, this may seem like an extravagant purchase until they come down in cost.
Summary: at the time of this review march 2002, installed gps units that are accurate and can route go for around 2000 dollars and up that are installed. this is the same database found in the acura and a gps is only as good as the database full of usefull info for routing.
Pros: high performance navigation rivaling $2,000 systems
Best external street routing GPS money can buy....
Timothy Jones, Amazon
10 August 2010
Summary: This GPS is wonderful. I bought it when it first came out and was very impressed. That just got stolen and insurance is paying to have it replaced. This deluxe package is great. 128 MB, FREE unlock, BOTH mounts, and FREE updated software...great deal...and for the same price I paid for less!
Summary: An amazingly effective compromise between the more expensive dealer or aftermarket built-in navigation system and the freedom of a portable. This Garmin Streetpilot offers a great deal of power with only a few sacrifices. The package includes a 128 MB data card and USB programmer.
Summary: Although this is a discontinued product, it is still a good GPS, even for APRS use. I bought one of these to use for a mobile APRS setup, and had it up and running within minutes. The unit can power directly off 12 volts DC, and provides NMEA data out via a serial connection.
Summary: My Garmin 2610 has long been a terrific electronic unit. Now, for no known reason, the screen has shifted to the point where the touch does not allow you to enter text. Garmin wants $250 to fix the unit regardless of the issue.
Summary: My first GPS was a very old style that gave you longitude and latitude only. No roads. No water. Nothing. So the jump to the SP III was a big one. Had to struggle a bit to download the info (updated from the website) onto the unit.
Summary: I just destroyed my unit by getting one or two of the batteries reversed. I removed it from my truck to update the software from my PC. I never used the internal batteries while it was in the vehicle because of temperature conditions. It was always plugged into the lighter socket.