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Garmin StreetPilot C530

Garmin StreetPilot C530
alaScore 73

757 reviews

Aug, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 757 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the voice guidance and screen are on the whole positive. The performance and value for money also get good feedback. 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 C530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 757 reviews)

2 expert reviews

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Amazon.com review summary for Garmin StreetPilot C530

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 560 user reviews of Garmin StreetPilot C530 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.

usability, value for money, performance, screen, voice guidance

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin StreetPilot c530 3.5-Inch Portable GPS NavigatorGarmin StreetPilot c530 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator

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Garmin StreetPilot c530

 

Review: The Garmin StreetPilot c530 is the step-down model to the Garmin StreetPilot c550 and is a decent system for those looking for a no-frills portable navigation device. Unlike the full-featured c550, the c530 does not have integrated Bluetooth or...

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Garmin StreetPilot c530 review

 

Additional options include live traffic information, the Garmin Language Guide™ and Garmin Travel Guide™.

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unable to add my home address

 

have lost my manual and hav'nt been able to figure out if it's possible to add addresses that are not in the unit. I live outside of town on a golf course at Rivershore golf links and it is not in the garminc530

so far it has had most of the destinations asked

unable to add my home address of 3545 navatanee dr n ,kamloops bc canada

Consumer review by:

Garmin StreetPilot C530 Auto GPS

 

Easy to use

Couple tiimes gave me the incorrect shortest route

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Okay if you do not need accuarcy

 

I loved the user friendliness of the garmin street pilot, but when I actually needed it for its maps it really surprised me that there were streets in my home town that have been there for years that were not on the map. It would route you a good...

Fast acquisition and extremely user friendly

The maps used are junk

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ALL YOU NEED

 

THIS IS A SIMPLE TO GO PIECE OF EQUIPMENT YOU DONT NEED NOTHING ELSE, I HAS NO IPOS BUT YOU CAN MAKE THEM AND I HAS A GREAT TOOL THAT LETS YOU FIND EVERY THING FAST EN EASY MY FATHER CAN USE IT, TIPE WAL AND IT WILL TELL YOU NEEREST WALLGREEN WALNMART...

ALL YOU NEED TO NAVIGATE IN USA , DURABLE GREAT BATTERY GREAT POI FINDER SUPER FAST

NO POI, ALITTLE SLOW, BIG, NO MP3 NEED UPDATE

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Garmin StreetPilot c530

 

THIS IS A SIMPLE TO GO PIECE OF EQUIPMENT YOU DONT NEED NOTHING ELSE, I HAS NO IPOS BUT YOU CAN MAKE THEM AND I HAS A GREAT TOOL THAT LETS YOU FIND EVERY THING FAST EN EASY MY FATHER CAN USE IT, TIPE WAL AND IT WILL TELL YOU NEEREST WALLGREEN WALNMART...

ALL YOU NEED TO NAVIGATE IN USA , DURABLE GREAT BATTERY GREAT POI FINDER SUPER FAST

NO POI, ALITTLE SLOW, BIG, NO MP3 NEED UPDATE

Consumer review by:

Garmin StreetPilot c530

 

have lost my manual and hav'nt been able to figure out if it's possible to add addresses that are not in the unit. I live outside of town on a golf course at Rivershore golf links and it is not in the garminc530

so far it has had most of the destinations asked

unable to add my home address of 3545 navatanee dr n ,kamloops bc canada

Consumer review by:

Garmin StreetPilot c530

 

I loved the user friendliness of the garmin street pilot, but when I actually needed it for its maps it really surprised me that there were streets in my home town that have been there for years that were not on the map. It would route you a good...

Fast acquisition and extremely user friendly

The maps used are junk

Consumer review by:

Trust technology and the stress goes away

 

This is the first GPS unit I have owned and I love it. I just got it and tested it around town here in San Francisco and it worked flawlessly. I would take a wrong turn on purpose and the time it took to recalculate was very fast. Just got back from...

Bright screen, good volume, easy to read

No QUERTY on-screen keyboard

Product Specifications

Talk about simple. The portable StreetPilot c530 comes ready-to-go right out of the box with preloaded maps and plenty of options. Monitor traffic tie-ups with the addition of an optional traffic receiver. In select metro areas, with the addition of the GTM 20 FM TMC traffic receiver, the SteetPilot c530 notifies you of accidents, road construction, and weather-related traffic delays before they are encountered, and then offers an alternate route. Simply touch the screen icon to calculate a new route. The c530 comes with preloaded maps and includes automatic routing, 2D or 3D map perspective, and turn-by-turn voice directions that speak street names - making navigation easy. It also accepts customized points of interest (POIs) such as school zones and safety cameras. Optional software available on plug-in SD cards, lets you instantly add new features to your c530 - without connecting to your computer.

Battery

Run Time (Up To):8hour(s)

Built-in Display

Resolution:320 x 240

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:2.2in
Height:3.2in
Weight:9.5oz
Width:4.4in

GPS Software

Maps Included:North America

GPS System

Connectivity:Hi-Speed USB/USB
GPS Functions / Services:Altimeter / Distance / Speed
Recommended Use:Automotive
SBAS:WAAS
Traffic Services:TMC (Traffic Message Channel)
Type:GPS receiver

Header

Manufacturer:Garmin
Model:C530
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin StreetPilot

Miscellaneous

Refurbished:Refurbished

Navigation

Waypoints:500
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