Garmin StreetPilot c340 Automotive GPS System
NOTE: This item has been discontinued by Garmin. Check out a StreetPilot c530 (click here), with a slimmer design and newer GPS hardware.
GPS navigation has never been simpler - or more in-depth!
Tiger GPS is proud to announce the new Garmin StreetPilot c340. Following on the heels of the immensely popular c330, the c340 has two important additions: text-to-speech routing and optional traffic data services.
Text-to-speech not only tells you when to turn, it tells you where - the StreetPilot c340 will actually say the name of the street! For example, instead of saying "Turn right in 200 feet," the StreetPilot c340 will say "Turn right on Broadway in 200 feet," eliminating any possible confusion as to where to go and letting drivers keep their eyes on the road while navigating through busy traffic and convoluted roadways.
The StreetPilot "c-series" GPS navigators feature a simple touchscreen interface, with 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, the StreetPilot c340 allows you to choose between a three-dimensional navigation view or the more traditional "bird's eye" overhead view.
Notification of traffic delays is a c340 option that lets drivers see congested areas via a color-coded map. This feature lets users avoid traffic by simply pushing a button that will calculate a new route. This traffic awareness is made possible via the new Garmin GTM10 TMC receiver that connects to selected Garmin street navigation products. The GTM10 receives digital data from specific FM broadcast stations in select major metro areas throughout the United States and Europe through Clear Channel.
Garmin has also added the ability for customers to augment the pre-loaded maps with Custom POI's from third parties such as school zones and safety cameras. In addition, a proximity alert feature is included to optionally notify the driver of upcoming Custom POI's.
The StreetPilot c340 comes pre-loaded with highly detailed City Select NT street data of the entire United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. The industry-leading database features nearly six million points of interest -- including hotels, restaurants, gas stations, ATMs, and attractions. Map data is provided by NAVTEQ - a world leader in premium-quality mapping. The StreetPilot c340 also has automatic route recalculation in case you miss a turn.
The StreetPilot c-series boasts distinctive and sleek styling - the units' only buttons are a rotary volume knob and an on/off switch. The device is secured by a suction-mount cradle that fastens to the windshield, for easy portability between vehicles. Users can customize their unit's appearance with an array of colored faceplates (sold separately).
StreetPilot c340 Features:
- WAAS-enabled 12 parallel channel GPS
- Built-in patch antenna; MCX-type connector for optional external GPS antenna connection
- Pre-programmed internal memory
- Audible and visual navigation instructions and warnings
- Display: 2.8" W x 2.1" H (3.5" diag.), 320 x 240 pixels; QVGA transflective TFT with 16-bit color; 64K colors; bright white LED backlight and touch screen
- Unit dimensions: 4.4" W x 3.2" H x 2.8" D
- Weight: 9.45 ounces
- Built-in lithium ion battery for trip planning
- Integrated dash mounting system provides easy adjustment and quick release
- USB interface
Q: What's the difference between the StreetPilot c340 and the StreetPilot c330?
A: The StreetPilot c340 adds text-to-speech, where it can speak street names in the directions, and traffic service capability. The StreetPilot c330 lacks those features, and they cannot be added. Physically, the units are the same otherwise. The StreetPilot c340 is the cheapest navigator with text-to-speech!
Q: What's the difference between the StreetPilot c340 and the StreetPilot 2720?
A: The StreetPilot c340 is the streamlined version from Garmin. The c340 has a compact case and simple-to-use touch-screen-only interface (no buttons!), a dual internal speaker and an internal battery to power the unit when not plugged in. The c340 lacks some of the more advanced features of the StreetPilot 2720, however, such as multiple-point routing, multiple-route storage, automatic dimming, speed alarms and an infrared sensor (remote control). It also uses a different trip computer algorithm.
Q: What's the deal with the traffic service?
A: The GTM 10 adds real-time traffic and weather data through an additional FM receiver. See our Garmin GTM 10 page for more detail.
Garmin StreetPilot "c"-series Feature Matrix
|New Anti-Glare Screen||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Pre-Loaded Maps of North America||No, but CD-ROM Included||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|SiRF StarIII GPS Chip||No||No||No||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Live Traffic||No||No||GTM 12||GTM 20||Included||MSN Direct|
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- StreetPilot c340 receiver w/built-in antenna
- Dual internal speaker system for voice guidance and alerts
- Vehicle suction cup mount w/12-24 volt adapter
- Dashboard disk
- USB interface cable
- Preloaded with City Select North America NT
- Quick-reference guide
I would buy it again.
I have made in a long time!
An important feature to look for when buying: this model tells you the street name when you are approaching a turn. Note: not on all models give you the street name.
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