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Package Includes: StreetPilot c340, windshield mount, AC adapter, USB cable, Lithium-ion battery
The new Garmin StreetPilot c340 provides in-car navigation that's simple to use and offers use-friendly options and control. The c340 gives you turn-by-turn directions and turns text into speech -- and if you miss a turn, it will automatically calculate a new route. Follow directions with a color-coded map and 6 million different points of interest. 3.5 LCD display with backlit touch screen Offers 3D mapping or 2D overhead view Built-in 12V power adapter/speaker for external power in your vehicle Integrated suction cup mounting system, for easy adjustment & quick release Lithium-ion battery for trip planning - approx. 4-8 hours battery life USB interface Dimensions(WxHxD) - 4.4 x 3.2 x 2.8 Weight - 9.4 oz.
Pros: Easy to use, sharp screen, clear voice instructions and less expensive than other GPS units with comparable features
Cons: Needs more dynamic search capabilities for POI (its a little too simple which is good and bad)
The Garmin C340 is a wonderful unit, I've tested several other units such as the Navmans & Magellans, but the Garmin was the hands down winner.
It has built in street level maps for both US and Canada - so there is no need to download detailed maps from your computer. In addition, the interface is a breeze to use - w/o even reading the manual I was able to get it up and running. The screen is razor sharp and the navigation controls are intuitive. Another bonus is that it has a built in rechargable battery, so you can walk around with it for a while or even program your next destination while you're away from the car.
I recommend this unit very highly - especially after reviewing the alternatives at this price point.
Just an update because I've taken my Garmin C340 to: 1) Toronto, Canada 2) Omaha, NE 3) Salt Lake City, UT 4) Denver, CO and 5) Seattle, WA. I have to say it worked wonderfully. It NEVER led me astray and got me to my destinations without any problems. This is a definite must have because it's so compact and easy to program that it makes exploring new cities a breeze. Who needs to rent an expensive GPS unit from a rental car agency when you have the Garmin C340 with you!
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