UPDATE: This model has been discontinued. For current recommendations, please refer to our auto GPS buyers guide.
The Garmin StreetPilot 7200 is a new wide-screen GPS navigation device with a 7″ display, designed for larger vehicles such as RV’s, semi-trucks and buses. The 7200 includes an audio book reader, an MP3 player and XM satellite radio. With XM radio, you not only get music, but also weather and real-time traffic conditions that overlay maps in major metropolitan areas in the U.S. The StreetPilot 7200 uses this data to automatically calculate and suggest faster alternate routes before traffic starts backing up. Of course this is all in addition to pre-loaded maps of North America, a touch screen interface and voice-prompted routing.
So what distinguishes this unit from those above and below it? The primary difference between it and the StreetPilot 2730 is the big screen on the 7200. Step up to the StreetPilot 7500 and you’ll get a a dead-reckoning feature that allows drivers to continue receiving navigational cues when GPS signals are obscured – such as in tunnels – through a built-in solid state gyro and a connection to a vehicle’s odometer system.
Here’s what others are saying:
- If early reviews are any indication, the 7200 is going to be incredibly popular. At the time of this posting, five customers have reviewed it at Amazon, and they all gave it a perfect five star review. Here are their StreetPilot 7200 reviews.
- GPS Information.net has also posted their StreetPilot 7200 review.
- PCMag.com reviews the StreetPilot 7200, giving it 3-1/2 out of 5 stars
Listed below are some other helpful resources:
- A link to a PDF version of the StreetPilot 7200 owners manual.
- Want to see how the 7200 stacks up against other units? Use this Garmin mobile GPS comparison tool.
- I know of no active and spam-free message forum devoted solely to the StreetPilot series, but there is an excellent UseNet group devoted to Garmin products in general at alt.satellite.gps.garmin.
- The official Garmin StreetPilot 7200 web page.
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