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Garmin StreetPilot c530 Portable GPS Navigator

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Garmin is one option for a car GPS - not the best!


I received this GPS for Christmas when I was in College years ago when they were getting popular! I loved having it because I could go anywhere needed to freely without wasting ink and paper printing out directions from an online source. For the most part this Garmen GPS does what it is made to do! It finds routes, etc! However, finding your location once you turn it on takes forever - sometimes a good 15 minutes. I personally do not want to sit in my driveway for 15 minutes waiting for it to find where I am to give me my route. It takes much longer than other GPSs I've used. My husband has a TOM TOM and it doesn't take that long at all. The machine is also incredibly bulky compared to what you can buy now - they are slimmer and the screens are bigger. The directions we've been given from this machine have also been bad at times - taking us into dirt roads and people's driveways (in the middle of no where)!  

Saint Louis, MO


great navigator


we received this as a gift recently and used it on a road trip to the cape.  It was easy to figure out and helped us find where we needed to go.  It also helped locate local restaurants, stores, banks and recreation.  I would definately recommend this.

Middlefield, CT


Ready to o right out of the box


I fell in love from the minute I took it out of the box.  It takes 2 minutes to find where it will call home, then it's ready to go.  One can download maps, car icons etc to personalize this GPS device.  One important thing to note is Garmins will help you follow truck routes, avoid highways and traffic.  It becomes intuitive also knowing where I like to get onto the freeway rather than direct me to the entrance that may be closest.  Great product!  One great feature I like is the estimated time of arrival on the screen and how it re-adjusts when you make a wrong turn.  I will never be lost again!

Los Angeles, CA


I never get lost, thanks to my Garmin!


I've had my Garmin for 2 years, and I wouldn't be without it.  It is very easy to program addresses and saves my favorite ones.  I like the fact that I can view my route before actually driving it, or changing it as I drive to stop somewhere on the route.  When my cord wouldn't work any longer, Garmin sent me a new one!  They are a terrific company to work with.  I recommend it to everyone.  It directs you the quickest way and gives you the time of arrival.  I've never been directed wrong, and I always arrive on the expected time.  I drove as a courier so I used it on a daily basis, and I didn't have to look up addresses in a map book and figure my route.  It gives you such confidence of finding addresses quickly.  I love the sub-titles of gas station, banks, post-office, etc.  Or you can just type in your request and it will show you several places starting with the closest one first.  This would be a perfect gift for a new driver.  I always say, Don't leave home without it!

Bridgeton, MO


Garmin street pilot: Great for the Directionally challenged.


The Garmin Street pilot c530 is a great piece of equipment.  If you are directionally challenged, can't find your way out of a paper bag. This is for you.  It has an incredibily easy to use touch screen display. It also has autofill so you don't have to type absolutely everything out. The greatest feature of this GPS is the Points of Interest catalog. With a simple touch of the screen, you can locate restaurants, banks, malls, parks, and many other things as you are driving on your trip.  The points of interest also contain a full address and phone number. The GPS has turn by turn directions with a clear easy to read screen.   This model comes with a car adapter battery charger, a suction cup mount and a USB data transfer cable.  The GPS system itself has an 8 hour battery life and holds it's charge very well. It's great to carry on foot when walking through a big city on a day of shopping.  I have used many other GPS systems and this one by far is the most user friendly of all that i have tried.

Clarksville, TN


Garmin StreetPilot c530 Portable GPS Navigator

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