UPDATE: Most of the several generations old StreetPilot series, including this model, has been discontinued. For a more current recommendation, check out our Auto GPS buyers guide or go straight to our Garmin nuvi comparison chart.
The Garmin StreetPilot 2620 GPS is a touch screen auto navigation system that comes with Garmin’s City Select software pre-loaded on a 2.2 GB internal hard drive. That’s the key difference between it and the StreetPilot 2610; to get the same detail with the 2610 you have to transfer City Select maps from CDs to a CF card. Going up one more level in this series, the StreetPilot 2650 and 2660 models add a gyroscope which can maintain your position when satellites are lost for brief periods in urban canyons or under heavy canopy. Before moving on to the 2620 reviews, you might want to check out my review of the updated version, the StreetPilot 2720.
58 reviewers at Amazon gave the StreetPilot 2620 an average 4 out of 5 star review.
Here’s what other reviewers are saying:
- GPS Information.net, as always, offers an informative and extensive review. Here is their take on the Garmin 2620 (and 2610).
- CNet rates the Street Pilot 2620 at 7.7 (out of 10). 69 of their readers rated it almost as good, giving it an average rating of 7.6.
- 17 readers at PC World gave the 2620 an average rating of 4-1/2 out of 5 stars.
Other resources you may find useful:
- The official Garmin Street Pilot 2620 web page.
- A PDF version of the StreetPilot 2620 owners manual.
- An active Yahoo StreetPilot discussion group covering the 2600 series.
- Want to compare different models? Check out this Garmin auto GPS comparison page.