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  1. #1
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    Default Garmin Street Pilot III

    Does anyone use the Garmin Street Pilot III? If so is it any good?

    And does it work as a marine GPS?

    I am looking for something that has the 2 uses.

    Cheers.

    Alistair.

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    Default Re: Garmin Street Pilot III

    I have had a look at that, but prefer the Garmin 176C that I have. I use the unit on the boat with the Atlantic Blue Chart, and around Europe in the car with the Map source Europe street maps. Brilliant bit of kit, it is like being on a moving A-Z on the roads with loads of other features. It is so simple to unclip, with special vehicle and marine bracket, makes moving it around a breeze, plus Garmin have a great after sales service as most know.

    Beware of the small screen on the Street Pilot, perhaps Ok with the voice giving directions, but not a hope really of seeing a chart on there clearly, if it takes them.

    You can see it here for £495 (but out of stock at the moment). Ask direct have some fantastic prices, and for info Jessops price match any of their internet offers [img]/forums/images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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    Anyway have a very Merry Christmas.

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    Default Re: Garmin Street Pilot III

    My streetpilot III is excellent for the car, though I wish I had a bigger datacard- 32MB is only 1/4 of the UK generally. 128 would be great, and many deals come with this now. I haven't tried it on the boat, and didn't know that it would have data for marine use. Marine applications are probably better suited though as Happy says, and have all of the extra features such as Anchor darg alarms, tide prediction, etc etc.
    But for 'between car' portability and value for money, the streetpilot has been great. Turn by turn instructions very good too. Beware of uring it with cars such as Vauxhall vectra, various Renaults etc with that metallic heat reflective windscreen- it blocks the 'view' if satellites, and you would have to get a remote antenna (or hold it out of the window!!)

    Nice idea- not sure it can be done.

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    Default Re: Garmin Street Pilot III


    I have been using the Streepilot for over a year and it is an excellent piece of kit and the small screen is very easy to read. There is a new update for Mapsource (5.5) coming out in Feb which would be worth waiting for as the Maps are getting a bit dated.



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    Default Re: Garmin Street Pilot III

    Sounds like a good piece of kit.
    But the question now is,
    Does it have any Marina Capabilities?

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    Default Re: Garmin Street Pilot III


    I did ask at the Garmin Stand at the Southampton Boat Show and they said no. There is no way of displaying LAT/LONG or putting a waypoint in that is not an address or point of interest.

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    Default New Garmin GPS

    http://www.garmin.com/products/gpsmap60c/

    Lovely piece of kit. Nicely priced too [ahum]

    Anyone want a Magellan 320, with data cable?

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    Default Re: Garmin Street Pilot III

    Och .. I suppose it'll be a wee bit better than the AA road atlas you're currently using.

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    Default Re: Garmin Street Pilot III


    I do believe there are a couple of threads gone missing from this posting.
    1. from H1 &
    1. from Ianson.

    Why? Kim..




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    Default Re: Garmin Street Pilot III

    Apparently I was being rude to you, I was just trying to nudge you along [img]/forums/images/icons/wink.gif[/img] Anyway it just said something about the LBS being ideal for you to see all the gear and have a chat with the experts. Still think the Garmin 176 is the one for you, as for other brands I can't comment, Garmin is my only experience.

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