Summary: I had gotten very accustom to my factory installed GPS. When I purchased my new truck, I was not able to get a factory-installed unit. I did some research and decided to give the Garmin street pilot a try. One draw back!
If you travel from client to client and fly a lot buy this
10 August 2010
Summary: I'm a road warrior. I drive 60,000 miles per year without any embellishment. Often, I am renting cars and was purchasing the 'Neverlost' option from Hertz. It got to be old paying for that little device when in new territory again and again.
Summary: I originally purchased a hand held gps by Magellan several years ago. After using it for several years, I was ready to jump up to the newest Garmin Street Pilot III GPS. I am so happy I did. We planned a weekend mini-vacation and did not leave until late.
Summary: 1. Superb engineering, a jewel. 2. Window XP users: When loading maps after purchase : if message "USB device malfunctioning" (or similar) appears, call Garmin support. They will talk you through the known issue--it's not complicated but you'll never figure it out yourself. 3.
Summary: I purchased this in June of 2004. I was going on a cross country trip and I have ZERO sense of direction. I wanted a GPS system for my car, that would talk to me as I drove (this is an option you can turn off if you don't like it) but that wasn't in the $1000 and up range.
2400 miles in 5 days and the Garmin took me to and fro!
D. Couse, Amazon
10 August 2010
Summary: I bought this little gem for the specific purpose of an upcoming vacation. I just got back this evening, and here are my thoughts. Price: I really don't think you can go wrong here for the price.
Summary: I owned a smaller Garmin unit for several years, but I recently bought the SPIII Deluxe package for use in my cars, and I'm really impressed with its capabilities. The route calculation feature when using the "shortest route" option has shown me new ways to travel between points that I've driven for...
Summary: If you have been looking at $2,000 (and up) factory-installed GPS systems, this device will look like a bargain. If, however, you are looking for a hiking-and-biking GPS device, it will seem weirdly expensive. Think of this as an in-vehicle unit that can can be used as a portable if necessary.
Summary: After using the earlier Color Street Pilot for a couple years I was delighted to have the routing and talking features in this unit. I have a fair amount of experience with Lexus' built-in GPS system as well as the Hertz Neverlost system, both of which I consider "permanently mounted".
Summary: For several years, I have envied the owners of high end cars equipped with navigation systems. I considered getting an aftermarket in-dash system, but the price was too steep. The StreetPilot III Deluxe is just what I have been looking for.