"Easy to set up and use but has some limiting problems"3.0 starson by lbalk
Pros: Screen is clear and easy to use.
Cons: navigation can be misleading and dagerous
Summary: I like Garmin products, I have owned the StreetPilot III, the 2610, the C320 and C330. The C3XX (c330 and C320) have some major issues which I hope they will fix soon.
Garmin usually is very responsive and does provide updates. The limitation is in looking up addresses, if you do not know the city the Garmin has listed for an address you can not find it. For example, someone may tell you the street you are looking for is in any town, Pennsylvania. The C3XX may know the address as my town Pennsylvania an d you will never find the address unless you enter mytown in the city search. The Garmin allows you to look up an address by all cities but I have found more than not the C3XX will not return the street you are looking for unless you enter mytown. The 2610 and StreetPilot III in addition to the TOMTOM 700 allow you to filter based on Zip code which will return the correct address.
The other problem with the Garmin is with the navigation display. I use the visual indicators to guide me on my turns. While using these indicators I will position myself for a turn only to have the display change as I begin the turn and I am forced to pull back into traffic. I have never had this problem with the StreetPilot III, I hope Garmin can fix this problem soon because I think it could cause a serious accident.
The speakers on the C3XX are load and clear and the unit is small and lightweight so traveling with it is easy. Even if you choose the 320 model the maps load easily onto the SD card, you can purchase a large card and load the entire country a nice change from the proprietary memory cards Garmin used to use.
Over all I prefer this GPS over the other units I have tried so far, If TomTom cleans up some of the limitations they have before Garmin makes their needed changes I may switch units and recommend the TOMTOM 700 over the Garmin C3XX. One other downside to the Garmin series is the update maps are much more expensive than Magellan and TOMTOM.