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Garmin-Streetpilot C580

alaTest has collected and analyzed 574 reviews of Garmin-Streetpilot C580. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviews about the size and screen are generally positive. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some less positive reviews about the reliability. The route planning and maps get mixed comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin-Streetpilot C580 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Garmin-Streetpilot C580 from The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on People are impressed by the size and reliability. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the price. Comments are divided on the maps.

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25% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Feb, 2017

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Garmin-Streetpilot C580


alaTest has collected and analyzed 502 user reviews of Garmin-Streetpilot C580 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on People really like the size and screen. The performance and price also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the durability, while many are less positive about the reliability.

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94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin StreetPilot c580 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator with MSN DirectGarmin StreetPilot c580 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator with MSN Direct

Feb, 2017

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (

Garmin StreetPilot c580 review:


Garmin StreetPilot c580

The Garmin StreetPilot c580 now offers MSN Direct services so you can get real-time traffic and weather information as well as local gas prices and movie times. The unit also has text-to-speech functionality, integrated Bluetooth, and multimedia...

The MSN Direct service isn't available in all areas, and names of gas stations weren't always provided. The c580's media player also only supports the MP3 format.

In addition to accurate driving directions, the high-end Garmin StreetPilot c580 provides a number of useful tools to the driver, such as real-time traffic data and local gas prices, thanks to the integration of MSN Direct services.

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: Peter Pachal (

Review: Garmin's c580 makes fast work of other GPSes


My head is spinning with all the new GPS products hitting the market. GPS systems have been very popular all over the world and now they're catching on in the U.S.A. Why? In other countries, (Asia, Europe) the way...

Excellent GPS, good screen - even in sunlight.

MSN Direct isn't available everywhere, and the music player only plays MP3 files.

A– Great touchscreen, good GPS. MSN Direct isn't available everywhere and not everyone will want to pay extra for that service.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Brian Lam (

Hands On Garmin's Streetpilot C580 GPS: Instant Traffic, Movies, Gas Prices...with a Catch [UPDATED]


Dear Diary,

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: Scott Martin (

Garmin StreetPilot C580 Review


The gang over at CNet have given their two cents worth on the new MSN connected Garmin model, this one being the Garmin StreetPilot C580 with MSN Direct. Their review borrows heavily from their original review of the StreetPilot C550, which it should...

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: GPS Lodge (

Expert Review

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: Rich Owings (

Garmin StreetPilot c580 review


The Garmin StreetPilot c580 is the new flagship model in the StreetPilot line. It is nearly identical to the c550, except that it adds MSN Direct services (see coverage area), which it receives via FM radio signal. MSN Direct offers weather, movie...

Feb, 2007

Consumer review by: docjph (

Why look at any other? This is the one!!!



It doesn't tuck me into bed!

Jun, 2007

Consumer review by: N/A (

Great GPS for the Price


Although not as large of screen, this is a very strong starter GPS. I could not find anything close for less than twice the price. Newegg is awesome as usual. As expected and delivered in two days.

Has the most features for the price - touch screen, speech, MSN direct, blue tooth, great reception. Lots of extras that you do not expect - blue tooth includes address book from phone, local gas prices, multiple voice choices, and on and on

MSN Direct Traffic still needs some improvement. The green/yellow/red is a separate screen from NAV and is not very broad. However, traffic alerts are a great addition. Small con for all the pros. Deeper and smaller screen than more expensive models

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: Willie (



Unit come ready to operate out the box!!..The display graphics is very good. Voice announcment let you know when to turn is wonderful

MSN receiver. Not worth the extra

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: Barry (



This is a great unit with a great price. Very clear picture and sound, stores easly, hookups are simple. Fm is a must-- so far three friends have bought this unit after trying mine. Thanks PCNation and Garmin..

Reads text, fm receiver, a must at night time, easy programing, easy downloading, great unit for this price.

If waiting two minutes to find the satelite is a con, then that's about it--

Jan, 2008

Product Specifications

Receive door-to-door directions while staying on top of weather, traffic and localized information with the StreetPilot c580. The StreetPilot c580 comes with hands-free calling, preloaded maps and an MP3 player, then takes it up a notch by adding dynamic content from MSN Direct. With dynamic content from MSN Direct, c580 is one resourceful navigator. Using the included receiver and free trial service to MSN Direct, you can check the weather, avoid traffic backups, compare local gas prices and check movie times and locations when you travel with your unit. The MSN Direct receiver is plug-and-play portable, making it easy to connect to your unit when out and about. StreetPilot c580 comes ready to go right out of the box with preloaded City Navigator NT street maps, including a hefty points of interest (POIs) database with hotels, restaurants, fuel, ATMs and more. Simply touch the super-bright sunlight-readable color screen to enter a destination, and the c580 takes you there with 2D or 3D maps and turn-by-turn voice directions. It even announces the name of exits and streets so you never have to take your eyes off the road. In addition, the c580 accepts custom points of interest (POIs), such as school zones and safety cameras and lets you set proximity alerts to warn you of upcoming POIs. The c580 integrates Bluetooth wireless technology with a built-in microphone and speaker, so you can pair it with your compatible Bluetooth phone. Then talk hands-free through the c580 while staying focused on the road. Now there's no more fumbling with your phone's handset to answer a call or dial a number - just tap the c580's screen and you're connected. With 1-touch dialing for POIs, you can conveniently call ahead for reservations or information. The portable StreetPilot c580 conveniently moves from vehicle to vehicle with an easy, adjustable mount. Its compact size makes it convenient to take along on business trips and use in rental cars. StreetPilot c580 is packed full of additional features that make it the perfect navigator. Its high sensitivity GPS receiver acquires satellites quickly and maintains signals even under heavy foliage or near skyscrapers. c580 also comes with an MP3 player, Garmin Lock (an anti-theft feature) and configurable vehicle icons that let you select car-shaped graphics to show your location on the map. Customize your c580 with optional software on plug-and-play SD cards. StreetPilot c580: Yes, it really is that simple. This package includes 1-year free MSN Direct service.


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

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:3.5"
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9 cm
Resolution:320 x 240

Digital Player (PF)

Digital Player: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


GPS Software

Maps Included:North America

GPS System

GPS Functions / Services:Speed
Recommended Use:Automotive
Type:GPS receiver


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin StreetPilot