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Reviews Categories | GPS receivers for APRS | Garmin Streetpilot III Help

Reviews Summary for Garmin Streetpilot III
Garmin Streetpilot III Reviews: 1 Average rating: 4.0/5 MSRP: $(missing—add MSRP)
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Imagine never being lost while driving. Garmin makes it possible. Meet the StreetPilot III — the ultimate traveling companion and guide. Create a route and then put your mind on cruise as you follow clear, accurate, voice-prompted turn-by-turn directions to safely reach your destination.

The simple, intuitive menus of the StreetPilot III offer access to the shortest and fastest routes, directions, and estimated arrival time of your intended destination. Automated voice prompts alert you to upcoming turns, course deviation, and distance to final destination. At the touch of a button, view the locations of all the nearest highway exits, gas stations, restaurants, ATMs, hospitals, and rest areas on a full-color LCD.

The StreetPilot III comes with MapSource® City Navigator CD-ROM and everything you need to download street-level mapsets from your PC. Then, just place the portable system on the dash of any vehicle, and enjoy stress-free driving and peace of mind—without any costly service charges or hook-up fees.
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KD5LAP Rating: 4/5 Jan 12, 2010 10:39 Send this review to a friend
Good GPS for APRS  Time owned: more than 12 months
Although this is a discontinued product, it is still a good GPS, even for APRS use. I bought one of these to use for a mobile APRS setup, and had it up and running within minutes. The unit can power directly off 12 volts DC, and provides NMEA data out via a serial connection. You can attached an external antenna for better reception. When attached to a compatible APRS transceiver such as the Kenwood TH-7D, received stations will show up as way points on the GPS display. Maps can be updated on the GPS by connecting it to a PC or by taking the removable memory card (sold separately)and inserting it into the Garmin USB memory card reader and adding maps. Custom way points can also be added by the software, or directly inputting them on the GPS. The Streetpilot III is not touch screen, but the menus are easy to navigate. If an external speaker is attached to the unit, it will also provide voice commands.

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