Garmin expanded its innovative
StreetPilot i-series product line with the introduction of the StreetPilot
i5. The i5 offers customers the lowest priced GPS navigator that is pre-
loaded with detailed maps of North America which includes the entire United
States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
The StreetPilot i5 features three buttons on the face of the unit: on/off
button, "back" button, and a unique and convenient click-to-enter scroll wheel
-- which makes it easy to select a destination from the unit's menu-driven
interface. It provides voice prompted, turn-by-turn directions through a
built-in speaker, and the unit easily moves from vehicle to vehicle with an
integrated suction cup mount. If a driver misses a turn, the i5 will
automatically suggest an alternate route so they can quickly get back on
Even though it is the lowest priced unit with pre-loaded maps on today's
market, the StreetPilot i5 continues to provide users with some of the same
features found on premium navigational units. Consumers may view detailed maps
as either three-dimensional, or the more traditional "bird's eye" overhead
view. The 3D navigation perspective lets drivers see an uncluttered view of
what's down the road.
The StreetPilot i5 comes pre-loaded with City Navigator(R) North America
NT, which features full coverage of the entire United States, Canada, and
Puerto Rico -- including nearly six million points of interest like gas
stations, ATMs, hotels, restaurants, and attractions.
Key specifications of the StreetPilot i5 include:
Sunlight-readable display: 1.3" W x 1.7" H, 176 x 220 pixels, TFT
color, backlight display
GPS: WAAS enabled, 12-parallel channel GPS patch antenna, with MCX-
type connector for optional external antenna
Lightweight and compact: measures just 3.00" W x 2.74" H x 2.15" D and
weighs 5.3 oz (includes vehicle suction cup mount, no batteries)
The StreetPilot i5 is expected to be available in October 2005 and will
have an estimated retail price of $499. The unit ships standard with PC/USB
cable, 12-volt adapter cable, vehicle suction cup mount, dashboard adhesive
disk, and setup guide.