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Garmin-streetpilot-iii.15029294
6.3 out of 10

Garmin Streetpilot III

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Reviews and Problems with Garmin Streetpilot III

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Overall 4
4.0

Second unit died

D. Lee, Amazon
3 August 2004
  • Summary: I just found out that my friends SPIII deluxe unit died one week before mine went on the fritz. Both units were ~20 months old. Mine is ignoring key inputs. His died by failing to power up despite the choice of power source. The only consolation is that Garmin is willing to fix them for $225 each.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not worth the price

MKG "shadowsjourney", Amazon
22 June 2002
  • Summary: Some of the things I didn't know. You do have to pay for upgrades to the maps you've already paid for, I had read you didn't. It doesn't reroute well. If you miss a turn because the GPS is off your on your own, it takes the unit too long to catch up. It doesn't do well unless your on the Hwy. I was in a major traffic jam and needed to reroute, it couldn't do it. I eventually found my own way. I almost tossed the GPS on more than one occasion.
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Overall 4
4.0

Poor User Interface

Roman Ormandy, Amazon
10 May 2002
  • Summary: Navigation for the most part works OK, although sometimes when you cross another highway the software gets lost. The real problem is its primitive user interface. Being a software developer myself I was able to install maps but it is not an experience for the faint of heart. Worst, the entry of new address is so bad that on one occasion when we were driving to a medical appointment (15 min drive) we arrived at destination before my wife was able to finish entering the...
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