Garmin c320 StreetPilot GPS Review

Garmin c320 StreetPilot GPS Vehicle Navigator


Garmin c320 StreetPilot Description:
In-car navigation means you'll never get lost! This receiver features a color touchscreen interface, with automatic route calculation, to guide your route. Choose between three-dimensional navigation or overhead views. A turn-by-turn voice-prompt provides audio directions so you keep your eye on the road. Easy portability and suction means you can transfer the device between vehicles. WAAS-enabled 12 parallel channel GPS, built-in patch antenna and built-in lithium ion battery for trip planning Weighs 9.4 ounces.
Amazon Customer Review:
I've been using it for about 1 week now. Great little unit, easy to use, superior to the Quest and 2610 that I've also owned because of its faster calculation times and ease of use. Does indeed update arrival time depending on speed (at least mine does). Seems to be accurate within a couple minutes on my daily 35 minute commute. Starts the estimate based on it's internal average speeds for highways, etc, then adjusts depending on how fast you are actually driving. I would not spend the extra money on the 330. Spend a few bucks on a 512md sd card, I've tried but can't possibly think of how to use more than that on a single trip. And I would assume the sd card is a little faster than the HDD. You get more batter life, like 2x. Also, I like being able to upload favorites from the pc using the software, so the sd version is actually preferable to me. And it looks like the price is still too high here so until it comes down check out pricegrabber or nextag.

Pros
-large touchscreen
-easy to use
-portable, 8 hour battery, pocket sized (in loose pants or jacket
-fast calculation times & map drawing.
-nice mounting

cons
-no route saving or transfering, hence no waypoints can be stored in route but this is remedied simply by saving favorites and touching your favorite in route, just a little more attention requred.
-weak software.
via amazon

CNET Review:
Don't let the acronyms and satellite talk scare you; today's in-car GPS devices aren't complicated, and many models are just a matter of plug and play. One such system, the Garmin StreetPilot c330, we love for its ease of use and accuracy. And while we appreciate the fact that all the maps come preloaded on the c330's hard drive, what if you don't need all that functionality or don't want to spend that much money? Well, say hello to its little friend, the c320. The Garmin StreetPilot c320 ($750) offers all the essentials, such as text and voice-guided directions, bird's-eye-view navigation view, and a points-of-interest database, but it requires you to transfer maps from a PC via USB connection. Alternatively, there is an SD slot, and it comes with a 128MB SD card. It takes a little more work, but in the end, it'll get you to your destination
via CNET