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Garmin StreetPilot I5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 505 reviews of Garmin StreetPilot I5. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and size are on the whole positive. The performance and price also get good comments, but there are some negative opinions about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin StreetPilot I5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 385 user reviews of Garmin StreetPilot I5 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 Reviewers are impressed by the screen and size. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

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91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin StreetPilot i5 Portable GPS NavigatorGarmin StreetPilot i5 Vehicle GPS Navigator

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (

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Garmin StreetPilot i-series In-car GPS devices have come a long way in terms of usability and affordability, as intuitive plug-and-play systems infiltrate the market and prices fall below the $1,000 mark. However, Garmin takes it one step further with...

The Garmin StreetPilot i series benefits from ease of use, an accurate GPS receiver, and affordability.

A downside of the Garmin StreetPilot i series is its small screen.

Don't let its diminutive size fool you--the Garmin StreetPilot i series is a powerful, feature-rich GPS system with an extremely user-friendly interface.

Nov, 2005

Expert review by: Rich Owings (

Garmin StreetPilot i5 Review


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Jan, 2006

Consumer review by: Rob (

Very intuitive. Worth it!




Oct, 2007

Consumer review by: DinSD (

Best GPS for the money!!!


Sharp display.

Sep, 2007

Consumer review by: Tony (

Works as promised


I bought this thing mainly because of the price and because another reviewer said it was simple enough for his wife to operate.

The mapping software works better than earlier products I've used, but it's still a bit moronic.

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: regzgz (

Better that factory GPS!!


Very accurate, fast satellite acquisition, fast recalculation, voice guidance is clear and with good volume, I was a little bit worried about the size of the screen but that is no problem at all, custom POI in a nice addition, you can add a stops along...

Map version (V8) is out of date, does not show a major highway change in my area and needs to be updated, but this is a software issue.

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: Tomp (

garmin I5: A small wonder


A great small compact GPS receiver with extreme accuracy.

A tad small screen but that's what you get for the price.

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: N/A (

GARMIN StreetPilot i5 In-Car GPS Receiver - Retail


Easy to use.

Batteries do not last very long.

Feb, 2007

Consumer review by: gabulldawg (

Love the I-5


Size makes this extremely portable, speaker is loud and upgrading firmware was a snap.

can be a bit slow unless you narrow your search.

Jan, 2007

Consumer review by: Bill (

works great!


I bought this unit for my girlfriend as an xmas gift, and she loves it, its small enough to fit on her windsheild without being a distraction, but its not so small you can't see the map. Some people have said it takes forever for the unit to hook up...

Great size, preinstalled maps are perfect, voice is very audible, extra information it gives is very useful found satellites very fast, even in the middle of boston, and recalculates routes very fast incase you get off trail

to be honest, none

Dec, 2006

Product Specifications

Ready to go right out-of-the-box, StreetPilot i5 comes preloaded with detailed maps of North America and is the newest member of the i-series StreetPilots - a line of small, inexpensive automotive GPS navigators that make driving fun. No larger than a baseball and priced affordably, the StreetPilot i-series is destined to be a hit for commuters, college students, and corporate travelers who are looking to experience the ease and enjoyment of GPS satellite navigation for the first time.


Run Time (Up To):7hour(s)

Built-in Display

Resolution:220 x 176

Dimensions & Weight


GPS Software

Maps Included:North America

GPS System

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin StreetPilot