Garmin StreetPilot III Info needed

Submitted: Tuesday, Jan 13, 2015 at 21:33
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Not tech savvy at all , so if anyone knows if it's worth trying to get updates for this GPS that is in a truck we have just bought. It maybe too old to worry about or it could be OK ?
I'm unsure but think it could be about 9-10 years old , which makes it a dinosaur in the tech world. Any would be good.

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Pothole
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Reply By: DiscoTourer - Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 at 01:28

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 at 01:28
Pothole.

This is definitely an old girl. I had one in around 98 just after they hit the market. My old man sold them through his 4wd business in Gosford. His buy in price was about $1500 from memory!
Garmin no longer offer support for these units.....plus they are incredibly slow when compared to today's tech.

Brett.....
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Follow Up By: TomH - Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 at 14:56

Thursday, Jan 15, 2015 at 14:56
Plus you can buy a whole new nunit for less than the maps would cost for that if available.

I remember them being $2400 in NZ when new
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Reply By: Pothole - Friday, Jan 16, 2015 at 00:13

Friday, Jan 16, 2015 at 00:13
Thanks for the reply's, . might be better just using maps on the iPad.

Cheers Pothole.
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Reply By: RobMac (QLD_Member) - Friday, Jan 16, 2015 at 09:48

Friday, Jan 16, 2015 at 09:48
I still use one of these in my little zook + whenever we go touring i mainly use it for stats, etc, that is - Speed; Direction; Driving Time; Stopped Time; Avg Speed, etc. I also have shonkymaps loaded on as these still have some advantages in remote areas.....
The unit is a bit slow if u fully load it up with maps, but as I said, I mainly use it as a speedo and recording stats as it seems to be that bit more stable than my Garmin Nuvi. I find the garmin Nuvi sometimes has a bit of a hiccup and indicates that my top speed is 300kms/hr.... I also found this with my Montana GPS.... not sure if its the satellites or what.....
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