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Garmin StreetPilot 2820 SatNav review

 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 3:05 pm    Post subject: Garmin StreetPilot 2820 SatNav review Reply with quote

Garmin StreetPilot 2820 reviewThe StreetPilot 2820 is the latest in a full range of SatNav systems from the Garmin Stable. With each new system we see improved hardware, more sensitivity on the GPS front and lots of new and unique features on the navigation software side.

The 2820 is a unit without an internal bettery or speaker, aimed very much at the car/bike market. With new and added features such as audiobooks/mp3 player and tour guides this is opening up a new area of applications in the SatNav market.

With a street price of around 540 it is far from being a cheap SatNav system. Does it live up to this price tag?? Read on and find out...

Click here to read the full review...
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the lack of internal battery does seem a bit bizarre...! I'm sure they have their reasons for it and it'd be nice to find out why they opted for '12v power only'

i do like the idea of having separate volumes for mp3, phone and directions cos one thing that annoys me about the nuvi is the voice is a lot quieter than the mp3's! how does it handle voice instructions when you have mp3's playing? does it stop suddenly (like the nuvi) or does it fade out nicely (like i wish the nuvi would)?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2006 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any chance Garmin will be relasing a firmware update for the Nuvi series that has the nice direction arrow on the right of the screen like this new device has?



Also the estimated time left etc. would be very nice... Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

S1W wrote:
Any chance Garmin will be relasing a firmware update for the Nuvi series that has the nice direction arrow on the right of the screen like this new device has?




possibly for the 660 as it is 'widescreen' otherwise the arrow would take up too much screen real-estate!
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