Sunday, March 18, 2012

Garmin StreetPilot i3 Review


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 i3 GPS is a great entry level auto navigation system, that will get you where you’re going without breaking the bank. The mid-level model in the i-series, this unit is a step up from the i2 monochrome edition. Packaged with Garmin’s City Select software, this little dynamo gives voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions, to guide you wherever you want to go. One caveat though — this unit has no touch screen. If you want that feature at a reasonable price, check out the StreetPilot c320.

The StreetPilot i3 garnered 4-1/2 out of 5 stars from 39 readers at Amazon.

Here’s what others are saying about the i3:

  • GPS offers an extensive review of the Street Pilot i3, complete with screen shots.
  • ZDNet’s editors agreed with 9 users in their ratings of the Garmin i3. Both gave it a 7.7 out of 10.
  • rates the i3 at 4 out of a possible 5.
  • This site offers a couple of Garmin StreetPilot i3 reviews by consumers, including one that is fairly extensive.
  • Over a dozen consumers have posted Garmin StreetPilot i3 reviews at Epinions.

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