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Garmin StreetPilot 2730

alaTest has collected and analyzed 184 reviews of Garmin StreetPilot 2730. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People really like the size and screen. The price and performance also get good feedback. The design and reliability get mixed comments, and there are some less positive reviews about the memory and durability.

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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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 168 user reviews of Garmin StreetPilot 2730 from 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 Reviews about the screen and size are generally positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably. The design and durability get critical comments, while there are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

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durability, design

85% of the reviews on 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

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Craig Ellison (

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.

Mar, 2006

Expert review by: Rich Owings (

Garmin StreetPilot 2730 Review


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Feb, 2006

Expert review by: GPS Lodge (

Expert Review

Oct, 2005

Consumer review by: georgefast (

Nice Product, but lacks durability & longevity


Many Great Features and Ease of Use

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

Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: chick (

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

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: Mike (

Buyer beware !!!


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

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

May, 2007

Consumer review by: John (

My First Navigation System


Easy to follow, holds lots of information, entertaining

occasionally gets lost, XM radio not well intergrated

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: gpna12 (

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

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: pajd318 (

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

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: lfrogg99 (

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

Jan, 2007

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 - 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


GPS Software

Maps Included:Canada / Puerto Rico / USA

GPS System

Receiver:12 channel
Recommended Use:Automotive
Type:GPS receiver


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin StreetPilot