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Garmin StreetPilot 2730

alaTest has collected and analyzed 183 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the route planning and screen are overall positive. The value for money and performance are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the memory.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin StreetPilot 2730 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Garmin StreetPilot 2730

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 168 user reviews of Garmin StreetPilot 2730 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com.

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85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin StreetPilot 2730 3.8-Inch Portable GPS NavigatorGarmin StreetPilot 2730 Portable GPS NavigatorGarmin Streetpilot 2730 Vehicle Navigation System

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Garmin StreetPilot 2730

 

Power: Adapter, Turn-by-turn: yes, 3D View: yes, Preloaded maps: yes, Waterproof: no, MP3: yes, Multi Segment Routi...

Same design and user interface as Garmin StreetPilot 2720. Enabled with XM Satellite Radio, Traffic, and Weather.

Locked up occasionally during navigation with an active route and XM radio playing. Lacks custom-fields feature of the 2720.

Garmin did a good job integrating XM services into the 2730. If you like listening to tunes and saving time by avoiding traffic problems, the StreetPilot 2730 is for you.

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Garmin StreetPilot 2730 Review

 

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Nice Product, but lacks durability & longevity

 

Many Great Features and Ease of Use

Touch Screen stopped working after 8 months, Prob w/Power Su

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Owned it for a year and like it

 

Good reception, easy to see detail on screen day or night

plug on back of unit loses conection too easy

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Buyer beware !!!

 

Nav is very good in some areas. XM radio works well. Weath

Nav is some areas is very poor. Traffic is poor.

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My First Navigation System

 

Easy to follow, holds lots of information, entertaining

occasionally gets lost, XM radio not well intergrated

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Greatest thing I have experienced!

 

I spent a lot of time investigating GPS. Based on reviews I found just about on every site on Internet, I came to the conclusion that this is not the GPS I want. For three reasons: Discontinued model, no back up battery, not loud enough build-in...

Accuracy, great maps on v.8, estimated time of arrival, excellent POI, MP3

A little bulky, no external memory

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Garmin StreetPilot 2730 - GPS receiver

 

I spent a lot of time and effort researching various GPS units for automobile navigation, as I am a professional driver.

Integration with Live Traffic and Weather, Pronounce Street Names, NAVTEQ map data (easily updated via the Internet), multiple routes and waypoints, 6 million points of interest, storage capability

a little heavier than most, not able to enter zip codes

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Overpriced for cumbersome design

 

I have owned the 2730 for over 6 months and although the GPS aspect is excellent the unit has definite drawbacks. This could be why the model has been discontinued. If you are thinking of purchasing one, the hockey-puck "antenna" is the actual radio so...

Very good GPS functionality, easy to update

Short antenna lead, weak FM transmitter, one-of-a kind power connection

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Spectacular Performance

 

This is an essential vehicle tool. I've had mine since JAN 06 and never regretted buying it. I take it everywhere; mounted on my Ultra Classic Harley, the dash of my cars; and never leave it behind on business travel in rental cars. Works everywhere...

Feature-Rich

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Product Specifications

The StreetPilot 2730 offers real-time XM NavTraffic, XM WX Weather, and XM Radio capabilities. It comes ready to go, right out of the box - there's no need to download maps from your PC. The XM Traffic, Weather, and Audio capabilities give the StreetPilot 2730 great utility, even when drivers know exactly where they are. XM NavTraffic is the first nationwide satellite-based data traffic information service to enable an overlay of current traffic conditions. The StreetPilot 2730 uses this data to automatically calculate and suggest faster alternative routes long before traffic starts backing up. Accidents, road construction, or other incidents affecting traffic are graphically represented as icons on the navigation map. Precise information relating to a traffic incident is also available, including the precise location of the incident, the lanes affected, and the predicted duration. Roadways are color-coded to indicate directional traffic flow speed. Additionally, the StreetPilot 2730 can also receive XM weather data. Current weather conditions for over 2000 locations, and weather forecasts for 162 cities, are displayed on-screen. United States county storm and flood warnings are also highlighted, allowing motorists to make prudent driving decisions. The StreetPilot 2730 also offers more than 150 channels of XM satellite radio, featuring 100-percent commercial-free music, as well as more than 30 channels of news, sports, talk, and entertainment. Users can send XM and navigation audio to their car stereo through the StreetPilot's integrated FM wireless transmitter or 3.5 mm stereo headphone/line-out plug. The StreetPilot 2730 also comes equipped with an MP3 player that lets users take their personal music collection on the road and browse music by artist, album, song, or genre. Loading music is drag-and-drop easy - there's no need for special software. The StreetPilot 2730 also works as an audio book player, with content available for purchase from Audible.com - featuring more than 70.000 hours of audio programs from more than 200 content partners. In addition to the turn-by-turn voice prompted navigation available in earlier StreetPilot models, the 2730 actually announces the name of upcoming streets and points of interest - letting drivers keep their eyes on the road while navigating through busy traffic. Highly detailed maps featuring nearly six million points of interest (POIs) throughout the U. S., Canada, and Puerto Rico (destinations like hotels, restaurants, gas stations, and attractions) come pre-loaded on the unit's solid-state memory. If a driver strays off-course, the StreetPilot 2730 automatically recalculates a new route. With POI Loader, users can also augment the pre-loaded maps with custom POI's - such as school zones and safety cameras. In addition, a proximity alert option can warn the driver of upcoming custom POI's. (This safety feature is designed to help reinforce the importance of traveling at appropriate and legal speeds.) Garmin's GXM 30 antenna, which is included with the StreetPilot 2730, receives and processes all XM traffic, weather and audio data. For maximum portability, the magnetic, waterproof, puck-size GXM 30 can be placed on the dashboard or the roof of the vehicle. The StreetPilot 2730 boasts a WQVGA automotive-grade color TFT display with touchscreen that automatically adjusts the unit's backlight for optimum viewability in any amount of light. Drivers can also view the map in either a three-dimensional perspective or a top-down track-up or north-up view.

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:3.8"
Diagonal Size (metric):9.7 cm
Resolution:454 x 240

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:2in
Height:3.2in
Weight:14.9oz
Width:5.6in

GPS Software

Maps Included:Canada / Puerto Rico / USA

GPS System

Connectivity:USB
Receiver:12 channel
Recommended Use:Automotive
SBAS:EGNOS / WAAS
Type:GPS receiver

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Manufacturer:Garmin
Model:2730
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin StreetPilot
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