It also provides a very good data smoothing filter to throw out random fixes that are way off track. One thing that helps is the fact that the map automatically scales up the closer you get to your turn. This is much less of a concern with the i3 as its small size makes it very easy to tuck into an unused spot on the dashboard or windshield. Have you ever gotten lost? Note these are proprietary cards, different to Compact Flash or SD etc. This is the support site for OpenStreetMap.

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Most OSM Garmin maps contain things like buildings, rivers, forests etc, which use quite a lot of space.

Reviving ancient Garmin StreetPilot III with OSM – possible? – OSM Help

Fixed a bug that would cause languages updated using 2. What about map loading and Map Memory? Select the correct address from a list of matches Select ‘Start Navigating’, to have the i3 generate the a route to that destination, ‘Show Map’ to display a map of that location, or ‘Save as Favorite’ to save streftpilot address in the favorites list for easier access later. I dubbed the lady as “satellite babe. If this software is uploaded to a GPS unit other than the product it is designed for, it will render the unit inoperative.

The Streetpilot has very limited internal memory, so you will need a Garmin memory card if you want to add extra maps. Your route is marked by red on the map with a triangle showing your current position. The big question is whether it can be done. If the user wants to streetpiloot operation on batteries, they can click the thumbwheel within 30 seconds. The volume and clarity of the voice prompts were very good considering the size of the i3.


Garmin i3, What a Sweet Little Gadget. This place often has the best GPS prices To my surprise this thing is loaded. You cannot load smaller map sections as you can with the standard CS. It also provides a very good data smoothing filter to throw out random fixes that are way off track. The 12 8mb card included worried me.

GPS Review – Garmin Street Pilot i3

At each of these steps the unit will list applicable entries as you spell. Satellite babe” responds with say “Recalculating” and she gets you back on course to your destination, no muss, no fuss.

Using the three button input can get some getting streettpilot to but I must say it does not hold you back.

Such signal loss can happen in city canyons such as NYC, Chicago, LA, and London where high rise buildings can block the satellite signals. It has all the features you streetoilot need to get from point a to point b with little trouble.

Usually it slightly underestimates the time principally as a result of unexpected traffic congestion which randomly occurs.


The base map will provide information and “road lock” for all highway routing between metro areas. WAAS can be turned on or off.

Garmin: StreetPilot i3 Updates & Downloads

This is especially true of the i5 which comes with maps already gqrmin. I’ve used it on several short trips in the Upstate NY area, maps are fairly complete, and voice command instructions are excellent. The i3 can be told to shut off at the end of map loading if you wish.

I used other features: Battery life on our i3 unit was about 6 hours.

I found the display controls exceptionally easy to learn and use. Unzip the files in the archive by running the downloaded executable file.

Lets ALL do it! However, the maps are still from and a lot has changed since then. Note that with the i3’s special version of CS7, you MUST load a full region consisting of an entire state or half-state, in the case of larger states such as California. One concern of mine with other gps units such as the Garmin 26×0 line has been their high visibility to potential thieves, and the corresponding ease with which they can be stolen.