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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Why is the Garmin C340 StreetPilot So Popular?

By Nick Marion

GPS Navigation systems are becoming a popular necessity for people who like to travel places here lately. The reason for this seems to be because people are in a hurry and want to get to their destination ASAP. Which is not a bad idea, since gas prices are so high. The less time you spend driving the less gas you burn. Garmin seems to be ahead of the game when it comes to the GPS systems and here is one of their most popular products.

The Garmin StreetPilot c340 leads the portable, affordable c300 series with text to speech capability and optional traffic alerts. It's intuitive touch screen operation and big displays make it easy to use.

StreetPilot c340 comes ready to go right out of the box with preloaded City Navigator NT street maps, including a great amount of, points of interest (POIs), including motels, restaurants, fuel, ATMs and more. Simply touch the sunlight-readable color screen to enter a destination, and the c340 takes you there with 2D or 3D maps and turn-by-turn voice directions. It even announces the name of exits and streets so you never have to take your eyes off the road.

In addition, the c340 accepts custom points of interest (POIs) such as school zones and safety cameras and lets you set proximity alerts to warn you of upcoming POIs. Traveling abroad? The c340 comes with an SD card slot, making it convenient to add optional maps.

Avoid traffic jams with the addition of an FM TMC traffic receiver and traffic services. By adding these to your c340, you are notified of accidents or road construction ahead on your route. Simply touch the screen to view traffic details or recalculate your route to avoid traffic.

The portable c340 easily moves from vehicle to vehicle. Its suction cup windshield mount is a snap to install. The c340 also comes with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery for out-of-car route planning. The StreetPilot c340 is small enough to put in your pocket and is very affordable compared to larger GPS units with basically the same capabilities.

You can find a more detailed list of Specifications and some additional product information located on this website below.

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