Hi..... I've been using GPS's for a while now and I really love what they can do... My last GPS was a Garmin eTrex Summit. I recently came across the Garmin StreetPilot i5, and it seems to be getting wonderful reviews... Do you guys recommend this unit? Should I be worried that it does not have a SiRF Star III receiver? Thanks so much for everyones help.....
Ryan, I have an i3 and i love it. Really works well for what it is: a basic GPS unit that will get you where you want to go. It's very small so it doesn't get in the way and is easy to mount. My only complaint is that I don't get to use it often enough. I know my city too well!
Online I see the i5 for 260, and the same site has the StreetPilot 320 for 269, Streetpilot 330 for 296, Streetplit 340 or 530 for 369.
For the extra $9 at least I would get the rechargeable battery.
I own an i3 and the batteries in mine are still original from when I installed them 4 mos. ago (2 alkaline AA). I rarely use them and they just retain location position for when you turn off the gps. When you plug the i3 into your PC the unit powers off the usb cable as well. That being said I don't think batteries are too important a factor on this unit..
That's a good point. At least you don't have to crack the case open to replace a rechargeable.
You can save a bit if you get the i3 instead plus you get the mapping dvd with it which allows you to install it on up to 2 garmin units for no extra charge. What I did was bought a 1 gig micro sd card for 11.50 after rebate that fit the continental usa on it plus 100 gigs free. Total I paid for gps plus extra memory was 246.50.
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