The day of the old paper-based map may be nearing its end. With newer, more accurate, and more affordable GPS receivers being made available to the public, more and more people are looking to replace the very cumbersome paper-based map with this device. The Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS may just be a good choice for those who wish to ditch their paper-based maps for a more compact and efficient GPS receiver.

This handheld navigation system weighs only 9.45 ounces and only has two choices on the main menu: Find out where you are and where you want to go! Designed for simplicity, the Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS is the perfect navigation device for your car because it is so user-friendly anyone will be able to operate it. The only buttons on this navigation system are a rotary volume knob and an on/off switch.

With the Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS, navigation has never been easier and more affordable. Navigating through this system is a breeze thanks to its 3.5-inch screen with 320 x 240 pixels, 16-bit color and 64K colors with bright white LED backlight and a touch screen interface for more navigation convenience. 2D view or a 3D-horizon view, and the zoom-in/zoom-out icons are clearly marked on the touch screen. It has 500 waypoints with name and graphic symbols. What’s more is that an automatic route calculation to any destination and turn-by-turn voice prompted directions along the way. Selecting a destination is straightforward and requires only a limited amount of input from the user, plus this intuitive device allows you to choose between a three-dimensional navigation view and the more traditional birds-eye view.

Designed to work right out of the box, the Garmin StreetPilot c330 comes loaded with Map Source City Select to access street-level maps of the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, and contains a little less than 6 million points of interest, thus saving you more time in locating hotels, airports, eating establishments, local attractions, shops, and more.

Aside from having easily-accessible digital maps, it also comes with USB interface and a POI loader software for future updates. It even warns you if you are traveling too fast and if a school zone is nearby. It can always provide correct on-the-spot information and it can notify you of upcoming custom points of interest as well. A text and voice message alerts you to about lack of reception. With all these features, the Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS is promising to also lessen accidents.

Besides the features already mentioned above, however, the Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS have an array of customizeable settings such as map colors and orientation, language, the amount of map detail shown onscreen, and route preferences.

As an added benefit, it features dual integrated speakers for high-quality voice prompts, and an internal lithium-ion battery that lasts for 8 hours for out of car route planning. With this battery life, you can use the c330 as a navigation guide even on foot. And it also comes with an integrated suction-mount cradle that fastens to the windshield for easy installation to all kinds of vehicles.

With all these features, the Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS definitely has what it takes to be one of the most convenient navigation devices today. If you want GPS navigation that is both easy and reliable, get the one that delivers and also fits your budget. Get the Garmin StreetPilot C330 GPS today.

Contributed by Ethel Kay Merioles