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Garmin StreetPilot i3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 318 reviews of Garmin StreetPilot i3. 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. People are impressed by the maps and size. The performance and price also get good feedback, whereas comments about the reliability and screen are different.

usability, price, performance, size, maps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Garmin StreetPilot i3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Garmin StreetPilot i3

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 184 user reviews of Garmin StreetPilot i3 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the screen and size. The performance and price are also appreciated, but many are negative about the reliability.

usability, price, performance, size, screen

reliability

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Garmin StreetPilot i3 Portable GPS NavigatorGarmin StreetPilot i3 Portable GPS Navigator

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Craig Ellison (pcmag.com)

Tools for Stress

 

The new Garmin StreetPilot I3 certainly supports the adage that good things come in small packages. This very portable automotive GPS is aimed at consumers who don't need the extensive configurability of more expensive GPS systems and don't want the...

Excellent value. Very simple, easy-to-use interface.

Small screen. You must install detailed map data for your area from the included DVD.

The Garmin StreetPilot I Series offers the perfect blend of affordability, features, and ease of use for consumers interested in a basic, intuitive navigation system.

Oct, 2005

Expert review by : Craig Ellison (pcmag.com)

Garmin StreetPilot I3

 

The Garmin StreetPilot I Series offers the perfect blend of affordability, features, and ease of use for consumers interested in a basic, intuitive navigation system.

Excellent value. Very simple, easy-to-use interface.

Small screen. You must install detailed map data for your area from the included DVD.

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Oct, 2005

Expert review by : Rich Owings (gpstracklog.com)

Garmin StreetPilot i3 Review

 

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Dec, 2005

Expert review by : Scott Martin (gpslodge.com)

Review: Garmin StreetPilot i3 GPS Review from GPS Lodge

 
Nov, 2005

Expert review by : Scott Martin (gpslodge.com)

Garmin StreetPilot i3 Arrives for Review

 

were announced back in July (see our article), with a follow-up release of the i5 in the middle of September (see article). The main differences being that the i2 starts with transflash based memory and a monochrome screen, the i3 adds a color screen,...

Oct, 2005

Expert review by : Good Gear Guide.au (goodgearguide.com.au)

Expert Review

 

If you're on the lookout for a smaller and simple to use GPS, the Streetpilot i3 would be ideal. More advanced users will be frustrated by the limited control set and slow calculation speeds.

Relatively small, clear audio, speed / red light camera warnings, easy to use

Difficult search functionality, slow to acquire signals, bulky form factor, slow to recalculate routes

Mar, 2006

Expert review by : Nigel Freitas (goodgearguide.com.au)

Garmin Streetpilot i3

 

Is that a GPS in your pocket or are you just glad to see me?"

Relatively small, clear audio, speed / red light camera warnings, easy to use

Difficult search functionality, slow to acquire signals, bulky form factor, slow to recalculate routes

If you're on the lookout for a smaller and simple to use GPS, the Streetpilot i3 would be ideal. More advanced users will be frustrated by the limited control set and slow calculation speeds.

Feb, 2006

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Great Price, but accept it's limitations.

 

The inexpensive cost enables everyone to get a GPS unit for their car.

Slow to calculate and recalculate routes (compared to higher priced units).

Oct, 2007

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Incredible

 

Quick, accurate, well-priced, color display, small, works SO much better than expected.

Apr, 2007

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Simple to use

 

simple to use by anyone accurate map in Orange County , CA here.

Mar, 2007

Product Specifications

Design

Form Factor:Fixed

Display

Display:LCD
Display number of colors:32768 colours
Display Resolution:176 x 240 / 220 x 176
Display size (HxV):1.3 x 1.7 / 1.7 x 1.3
Display size (HxV) (imperial):1.3 x 1.7 / 1.7 x 1.3
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Energy Management

Battery life (max):6
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:AA
Number of batteries supported:2

GPS Performance

Acquisition times - autolocate:120
Acquisition times - cold:45
Acquisition times - warm:15
Channels quantity:12
GPS accuracy - position:590.6
GPS accuracy - velocity:0.05
WAAS capability: Yes

GPS Type

Auto: Yes
Aviation: No
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt): No
Marine (chartplotters, sounders): No
Outdoor (hiking, trekking): No
Sport (fitness, running): No

Map

Ability to add maps: Yes

Navigation

Auto re-route: Yes
Choice of route setup: Yes
FM traffic compatible: No
Live service: No
Photo navigation: No
Route avoidance: Yes
Speed limits: No
Traffic Message Channel (TMC): No

Networking

Bluetooth: No

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 60
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 60

Other Features

Basemap:No / Yes
Interface:USB 2.0
Internal memory:128

Power

Battery life (max):6
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:AA
Number of batteries supported:2

Technical Details

Calculator: No
FM Transmitter: No
Form Factor:Fixed
Image viewer: No
Interface Type:Thumb Stick
MP3-player: No
Number of Waypoints:500
World travel clock: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.17
Height:2.72
Weight:5.29
Width:2.99