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Garmin Talking StreetPilot GPS

Garmin Talking StreetPilot GPS - The Talking Color StreetPilot III Deluxe from Garmin is like having your own personal navigator in the passenger seat. This StreetPilot III Deluxe combines the power of a 12-channel GPS receiver with a detailed base map and routing functions to get you where you need to go by the shortest, fastest route. As an added bonus, automated voice prompts from an external speaker tell you when to turn, the distance to upcoming turns, course deviation, and the distance to your final destination.

The StreetPilot III Deluxe comes with a PC cable, 128 MB data card, and USB Data Card Programmer so you can download map data from CD-ROMs. This model comes with City Navigator, which contains detailed street maps for major North American cities. Mapping software allows for automatic routing and contains information like turn restrictions. Simply enter an address or intersection, and the StreetPilot will calculate a route and provide turn-by-turn directions. Points of interest, addresses, and phone numbers are also included in the database.

This version of the Garmin StreetPilot III Deluxe offers full unlock capability of all maps for the United States and Canada. (The regular Garmin StreetPilot III comes with unlock capability for just one region.) Simply install the City Navigator CD-ROM on your PC, then enter a custom code that is included with the product box.

Other GPS features include a trip computer with odometer, timers, and average and maximum speeds. The built-in base map of North America and South America contains state and country boundaries, lakes, rivers, streams, airports, cities, towns, coastlines, state and interstate highways, local thoroughfares, and secondary roads within metro areas--plus federal interstate-highway exit information with services like food, lodging, and service stations.

Map information is viewed on the StreetPilot III Deluxe's backlit display with its 16 colors and a resolution of 305 x 160 pixels. The unit is powered by six AA batteries with a battery life of 20 hours at the lowest backlight setting, and 2 hours at the highest setting. It comes with mounting hardware, a PC interface cable, 12-volt adapter cable with an external speaker, a 128 MB data card, USB data programmer and MapSource City Navigator software on CD-ROM. The StreetPilot III Deluxe is covered by a one-year warranty.