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 2610 GPS auto navigation system is very similar to the StreetPilot 2620. The key difference is that, with the 2610, you have to load City Select maps to a Compact Flash (CF) card, whereas the 2620 comes with a built-in 2.2 GB hard drive. The next 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. The StreetPilot 2610 is a popular unit. 98 reviewers at Amazon rated it an average 4-1/2 out of 5 stars. Here’s what reviewers elsewhere had to say:
- GPS Information.net gives one of their typically detailed reviews of the Street Pilot 2610.
- 25 CNet readers rated the Garmin 2610 at 8 out of a possible 10 points.
- A UK review shows plenty of screen shots of the Gamin StreetPilot 2610.
Other resources to help with your decision:
- The official Garmin Street Pilot 2610 web page.
- A PDF version of the StreetPilot 2610 owners manual.
- Want to see how the 2610 stacks up against other units, side-by-side? Check out this Garmin auto GPS comparison tool.
- There is also an active Yahoo StreetPilot discussion group covering the 2600 series.