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: 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.
Garmin StreetPilot III Deluxe Portable GPS w/auto-routing
10 August 2010
Summary: I purchased my SP III unit in the fall of 2002, and in the winter of 2003, used it for a cross country road trip from West Michigan to Central Florida. This review is intended to highlight the cons I experienced with the unit.
Summary: Price paid: USD 1500 (UK) pros: Nize size, easy to fit and bring from one car to another. Installation/setup of the equipment was easy. cons. Setup: Finding an address is a very tricky process when you have to write the address/street number etc. Takes too long time to locate most addresses !
Summary: While recently traveling with the unit in Italy and Germany, I was very frustrated by a huge delay when recalculating the route after wrong exit. Not only the machine became somewhat confused where to go next, but it was not showing the right direction anyway.
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.