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: 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: 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: 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: 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.