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Garmin StreetPilot 2720

We have collected and analyzed 10 expert reviews and 810 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 80/100 and users rate it 88/100. The average review date is Mar 12, 2007. We have compared these reviews to 490772 reviews from other GPS. The alaScore™ for this product is 72/100 = Good. Last update: Dec 18, 2018.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 750 user reviews of Garmin StreetPilot 2720 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Reviews about the screen and maps are on the whole positive. The price and performance are also mentioned favorably, but views are divided on the reliability.

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Dec, 2018

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Craig Ellison (

Garmin StreetPilot 2720


Type: Automobile, Display Type: Touch, Power: Adapter, Turn-by-turn: yes, 3D View: yes, Hard Drive: no, Preloaded m...

Excellent non-reflective touch screen. Easy-to-use intuitive interface. Simple enough to use for a novice, but configurable for the GPS enthusiast. Excellent text-to-speech conversion.

Some advanced options are buried in the menu system. User-configurable data fields reduce area available for map display.

It's hard to find fault with the 2720; an impressive screen, live traffic alerts (optional) and text-to-speech, among many other things, make this a compelling product.

Oct, 2005

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Nov, 2005

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Another great review for the Garmin StreetPilot 2720 GPS


Another great review of the Garmin StreetPilot 2720 has surfaced, raising it up as one of the better GPS units out there to consider for the holiday season. The StreetPilot 2720 is a higher end unit that incorporates a sleek touchscreen with advanced...

Nov, 2005

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Jul, 2005

Expert review by : Bonnie Cha (

Garmin StreetPilot 2720


Lose your way easily? An in-car GPS is the perfect solution, and Garmin's latest StreetPilot 2720 is packed with navigation-friendly features. Read our First Take for initial impressions.

Sep, 2005

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very pleased


Great unit for motor cycles. This is my second Garmin GPS my first is a 2620 which is why I bought the 2820 with its new features that fitted both car and motor cycle. I can switch back and forth with little effort.

Aug, 2007

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Works well


Have been replaced by the 2820 that added blue-tooth and a few other features without addressing some of the cons above.

Works well, even in cities. Screen is highly visible even in bright light. The remote control is very handy; allows the passenger easily operate while driving. Big plus is the ability to pre-define routes for a trip. Many newer devices seem to lack...

Map updates are way too expensive. This model requires an adapter that goes in series with your FM antenna if you want to get the FM traffic capability (expensive too). No built-in battery

Jul, 2007

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Garmin Street Pilot 2720


Very happy with the ease of use. Has helped locate addresses on numerous occasions. The voice prompt is clear and easy to understand.

Jun, 2007

Consumer review (

GARMIN StreetPilot 2720 Premium GPS Automotive Navigator - Retail


The instructions for use were very clear.

This model took a significantly longer time to locate a satellite than another Garmin product used.

May, 2007

Product Specifications

The StreetPilot 2720 is a premium GPS automotive navigator that offers text-to-speech and traffic interface capabilities. In addition to the turn-by-turn voice prompted navigation available in earlier StreetPilot models, the 2720's text-to-speech functionality allows the unit to audibly announce the name of upcoming streets and points of interest (POIs), letting drivers keep their eyes on the road while navigating through busy traffic and tricky roadways. For drivers in congested metropolitan areas, Garmin is offering the GTM 10, an optional FM RDS-TMC traffic receiver that receives digital information (where available) on traffic, road construction, and weather-related tie-ups. The GTM 10 receives data from selected FM broadcast stations in select cities throughout the United States and Europe. This optional feature lets drivers see congested areas via a color-coded map. When connected to the GTM 10, the StreetPilot 2720 uses this data to automatically calculate and suggest alternative routes based on the traffic information. The StreetPilot 2720 also boasts a new WQVGA, color, automotive-grade, sunlight-readable, touchscreen display that automatically adjusts the unit's backlight for optimum viewing in any amount of light. Drivers can view the map in a three-dimensional perspective, or a top-down track-up or north-up view. The StreetPilot 2720 comes preprogrammed with City Navigator North America v7 NT maps - containing detailed road maps throughout the entire United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. This map database features nearly six million POIs - including hotels, restaurants, gas stations, ATMs, and attractions. Garmin has also added the ability for customers to augment the pre-loaded maps with custom POIs from industry-standard CSV files, such as school zones and safety cameras. In addition, a proximity-alert feature is included to optionally warn the driver of upcoming custom POIs. In addition to point-to-point navigation, the StreetPilot 2720 can calculate the most efficient route between multiple destinations - a real time-saver for realtors, sales forces, and errand-runners. Drivers can also tell the unit to avoid specific areas or road segments when calculating a route.

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:3.8"
Diagonal Size (metric):9.7 cm
Resolution:454 x 240


RoHS compliance: Yes


Color of product:Grey
Form Factor:Fixed / Plug-in

Dimensions & Weight



Display Resolution:454 x 240
Display size (HxV):3.3 x 1.7 / 3.8
Display size (HxV) (imperial):3.3 x 1.7 / 3.8
Touch screen: Yes

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3

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 Software

Maps Included:Canada / Puerto Rico / USA/North America

GPS System

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

GPS Type

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Garmin StreetPilot


Map storage:Internal storage
Map view options:3D
Voice maps: Yes


Waterproof: Yes


Auto re-route: Yes
Choice of route setup: Yes
FM traffic compatible: Yes
Photo navigation: No
Route avoidance: Yes
Routes quantity:50
Speed limits: No
Tracks quantity:2000


Bluetooth:No / Yes

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-15 - 70 / 0 - 60
Operating temperature range (T-T):-15 - 70 / 0 - 60

Other Features

Antenna Type:MCX
Basemap: Yes
I/O ports:Headphone jack: 3.5mm / IR
Interface:USB / USB 2.0
Number of tracklog Points:10000

Ports & interfaces

Headphone outputs:1

Reference Resource

Category:Communication equipment
Series:Owner's Manual / Owners Manual/Quick Reference Guide
Title:StreetPilot 2720
Type:Pocket guide/User manual


Bundled software:City Navigator NT\n

Technical Details

Calculator: No
Color of product:Grey
FM Transmitter: No
Form Factor:Fixed / Plug-in
Image viewer: No
Interface Type:Touch Screen
MP3-player: Yes
Number of Waypoints:2000
World travel clock: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.97 / 2.01 / 3.15
Height:1.97 / 3.15 / 3.19
Weight:14.8 / 15.3
Width:5.59 / 5.63