Garmin Streetpilot i3 GPS Navigation System With UK Mapping
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A Small Wonder in Car Navigation;The StreetPilot i3 is the colour version in the i-series StreetPilots a new line of small, inexpensive automotive GPS navigators that make driving fun.No larger than a cricket ball and priced affordably, the StreetPilot i-series is destined to be a hit for commuters, college students, and corporate travelers who are looking to experience the ease and enjoyment of GPS satellite navigation for the first time.Don't let the size fool you: The StreetPilot i-series has many of the same powerful capabilities as our other premium automotive GPS navigators.
The i-series features a unique and convenient click-to-enter scroll wheel and a back button which makes it easy to select a destination from the unit's menu-driven interface. The i2 and i3 provide voice-prompted, turn-by-turn directions through a built-in speaker, and the unit easily moves from vehicle to vehicle with an integrated suction cup mount. The i-series will also automatically put drivers back on course if they miss a turn.The StreetPilot i3 comes preloaded with highly detailed MapSource City Navigator NT street data for UK and Ireland on a 256MB Transflash" card featuring nearly six million points of interest, including hotels, restaurants, petrol stations, and attractions.As an added benefit, you can now import customized points of interest with the help of Garmin's free POI Loader software. The possibilities are endless upload safety cameras or school zones, and you will receive a warning if you are traveling too fast. In addition, an optional proximity-alert feature notifies you of upcoming custom POIs.
The i3 features a 32k-colour, sunlight readable TFT display with backlight, while the i2 features a high-contrast backlit FSTN monochrome display. Motorists can choose from either a three-dimensional mapping perspective, or overhead bird's eye view. For added convenience, drivers can power the unit with either two AA batteries (six hours, typical use) or the included 12-volt adapter cable.
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other reviews helped decision when i saw advertised elsewhere
Can only say if this is bottom of the range then top must actually drive you there itself
cant fault at all
No set up time - works fine out of box
full postcode plus extras pre porgrammed
i have been to and would recommend garmin website as mentioned in other reviews to download update and 'extras' which include speed camera postions worth getting end up with everything you could need attraction in the uk
(hotels/petrol/cinema/theatre/hospitals/museums/bank ATM's/swimming pools/pubs/football grounds and much more)
even speed limit changes beep at you if your going too fast with update (though can be annoying) it does all i hoped and more
is good with alternate routes which is very handy
have tried to fool - not always knows every short cut (Im in west london)
can take a minute or 2 to adjust if go 'off route' but will catch up eventually - if unsure i pull over and wait!
can change view to suit dependant on tbe journey
have had a month and nothing i can think of that i could need it doesnt do - just clip on and off (i have next to rear view mirror with no intrusion - is tiny)
i even had a tyre problem last week and it had the nearest kwik fit in the memory and took me there!
very clear screen day and night
can completely recommend - can't see why anyone would want pay more
I didn't want a "plasma screen" on my wind screen, so the size of this unit is perfect. The voice directions are very clear and volume wise very very good except you have a boom box in your boot at it's loudest then you probably need an Audiologist.
Recalculation is very quick and precise and the unit can be easily stored away in the glove box or bag.. it's very handy.
Getting a signal does take a couple of minutes but most units are the same. Paying an extra £150 plus to get a signal 30sec faster didn't add up to me. when you do get a signal it stays locked to it. I have driven through tunnels and only lose signal long after entry.
There are more sophisticated units out there but if you're like me, not on the road all the time and not using it for business ,I struggle to justify paying so much when I know a unit this price exist and works so well. Whether you're visiting the odd distant relative in Scotland or just watching it work as you do the same usual journey again and again you can't go wrong with this.
Add this unit to your short list first and look into it then you can try something else if you wish.
100% Accuracy so far. It does the basic things very well, getting from A to B without the bells and wistles. You can download safety camera locations and Points of interest but this unit was already preloaded with so much. However make sure you always have batteries in the unit as a backup so you don't depend entirely on the external power source, just incase you accidentally unplug it from it's power point directions aren't lost. I use rechargables.
In 3 words
Economy - The best priced unit out there for me
Effectiveness - It does exactly as you intend
Efficiency - Why pay more for the same function
Top marks on all 3. What a find [...] ! Highly recommended! Hurry before stocks run out.
Took it out of the box, installed 2 x AA batteries, turned it on, set my language and it took about 5 mins to initialize the unit. Stuck it to the windscreen, powered it from the 12v cigarette lighter in about 1 min flat. Then input an address (scroll wheel and buttons make this very easy and quick for postcodes etc. - a bit longer for names of streets but still painless) and it computes the route.
...and we're off!
Very good accuracy. I tested it on finding a caravan site in the middle of rural Yorkshire off a tiny B road and it took me to the door. Lots of volume in this tiny unit too, level 4 of 5 is too loud in my less than quiet Frontera. Unit does not dominate your view either yet screen is easily readable at a glance to back up what the voice is telling you..
Downloaded a free Points of Interest (POI) file from the net and added even more places that can be found easily.
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