In the following I will try to list what each offers and my comments.
|Features & Options||StreetPilot||GPS III||GPS II|
|Maps - major roads||Yes - North and South America||Yes - North and South America||No|
|Maps- minor roads||Optional||No||No|
|Points of Interest||Optional, lists stuff local to your location like gas,
stores, lodging and more.
|Speed||Yes - fast updates, but no 10th MPH reading above
Both GPS II & III do.
(& 10th reading)
(& 10th reading)
|Units of Measure||Miles, Feet
No Nautical speed, this is a land base GPS unit.Okay
|Odometer||Yes (but it's really a trip Odometer IMHO. When resetting
mileage, it will also reset your "trip" time)
|Trip Odometer||No - sure missed this.||Yes||Yes|
|Trip Timers||Yes, but reset with Odometer||Yes||Yes|
|Power/Battery||Level bar / power plug icon
(Liked the voltage readings a lot better)
|Voltage & Bar Graph||Bar Graph|
|Screen Back light||Very Bright Orange, must have about 16 adjustable levels. Great even in bright sun light.||Green, 3 levels.||Green, 3 levels|
Est. Time Enroute
Est. Time of ARV.
|Sun Rise & Set||Yes, but only in setup screen - Dumb place to have it||Yes||Yes|
|Map Datum's||Only NMEA 0183
So much for UTM
|GPS Coord. Displays||Only as N HH, Min.Dec. W HH, MM.DDD||Many formats||Many Formats|
|Max. Alarm Speed||Yes - life saver!||No||No|
|Beeper||Yes! Love it!||No||No|
|Find Function||Yes, find streets & more||No||No|
|Routing||Yes, but it's not automatic. Routes follow the roads
that you mark. Then displays your route as you travel.
|WP to WP||WP to WP|
|Alarm Clock||Yes||Yes, but no beep||No (?)|
Garmin Street Pilot: (Changes I would like see in future versions).
Click on any of the photos for a larger picture.
|Add the speed to the large map. It has the lat. & long & elevation info. and just what good Lat. Long Data is while you are driving? Can you really use it while you are driving? I know I don't, not saying it shouldn't be there. But I think they need to add the speed and time to the screen which is more important to me while traveling then the lat. long coordinates.|
|In order to get the Sun Rise and Sun Set information, I have to go to the System Setup Screen - Dumb place to have to view your sun rise & set data, it's not like you are going to set the Sun Rise & Sun Set time, so why is it in the System Setup screen ?|
|Add a Data Screen that will let you display the fields you like when you are not using the map. I don't think much of the screen that looks like your car's dash, too limited on data. Looks nice at first, but the function of the display is wasted.|
|Right now the speed it only displays in whole numbers once you are
above 9.9 mph, I would like to see the 10th mph added like in the GPS II
& III. I find it great while watching your speed.
Clock - only diplays hours and minutes while on the custom map screen and you do not have it point to some wavepoint.
|Now that I have a wavepoint to goto, your speed and time of day are gone. But you still know your coordinates..Like I said before who uses that while driving? I would like to see my speed at least.|
|This part is great while traveling with in your MetroGuide area. If you are hungy, just press the find button and you will get a list like this.|
|Select the one you like, and you have the address and phone number right there! I love this while I am traving around!|
|Then have it point the way to it! Man this place here, El Gallo Mexican Restauant, is great, you will not leave hungry from this place, they fill your plate with good food!|
|Here I am viewing the distants from my current location to my pointer. (don't look at the arrows, I was stopped while taking these photos, so the arrow goes all over the place went you are not moving)|
|Now, because I am still viewing the distant to the marker and have
not moved the marker since I last moved it, it is still telling me that
I am 0.5 miles from my marker, when really I am just about right on top
of it. I wish it would keep updating your distant.
Check this this out, it will tell you the aprox. address you are pointing to.
Fax # 913-397-8282