Product Overview: The Garmin
StreetPilot i5 is a compact, portable automotive navigation unit with a 12
parallel channel GPS receiver. It continually tracks and uses up to 12
satellites to compute and update your position every second. The StreetPilot i5
can automatically calculate a route and provide turn-by-turn directions and
The i5 comes loaded with MapSource City Select North America NT software, which
contains mapping detail of the entire United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
The maps feature nearly 6-million points of interest (POIs), such as hotels,
restaurants, gas stations, ATMs and attractions.
TransFlash (microSD) Card Slot:
You can add additional maps using an optional TransFlash (microSD) Card.
GPS Accuracy: This unit's GPS
positioning capability is accurate to less than 15 meters (49 feet). When WAAS
(Wide Area Augmentation System) is enabled, accuracy is less than 3 meters (9.75
Display: The unit features a
bright, 1.7" x 1.3" LCD screen. The display has a resolution of 220 x 176
pixels, with 32,000 colors. The screen has a manual brightness adjustment.
Controls: The i5 has the
- Scroll Wheel: The main
control is the scroll wheel that allows you to move up or down through a
list of options and press the wheel to select the highlighted option. You
can also zoom in and out on a map. When you press and hold the button, you
can save your current location as a favorite.
- "Back" Button: You can
press the "Back" button to go back or exit from a page, press and hold to
view the main page, and press to switch between the main page and the map.
- Power: Toggles the power
on and off
Custom Points of Interest: The
StreetPilot i5 will accept custom points of interest (POI) databases, available
from various companies on the Internet. Some custom POI databases contain alert
information for points such as safety cameras and school zones, and the unit can
notify you as you approach one of these points. To download custom POIs, you
will need the Garmin POI Loader software, available on Garmin's website.
Information Pages: The
information provided by the StreetPilot i5 is found on various display screens
called pages. Each page gives you the following information:
- Indicates real-time moving
map illustrating your current position and intended route
- Shows map scale and
geographic details such as lakes, rivers, highways and towns
- When no destination entered,
customized data tabs provide navigation detail, including moving
direction, speed, time of day, and approaching streets
- When destination entered,
customized data tabs provide driving instructions, distance to next
turn, and ETA to final destination
- Turn List:
- Displays a list of
turn-by-turn instructions for your entire route as well as arrival
- Shows direction of each turn,
distance and time to each turn, plus exit/route numbers and
Where To? During navigation,
you can search for places by pressing "Menu," then "Where To?". You can select
from a list of options including Go Home, Address, Food, Hotels, Recent Finds,
My Favorites, Intersections, and Cities. In many cases, you can select a
category and a subcategory to narrow your choices. Once you have found your
destination, you can start navigating to the destination, show the destination
on a map, or save the destination as a "Favorite."
Avoid: You can program the unit
to avoid certain things that may be undesirable on your route. Examples of
things that can be avoided include Toll Roads, Highways, Carpool lanes, U-Turns,
and Unpaved Roads.
Waypoints: The StreetPilot i5
can hold up to 500 waypoints with names and graphic symbols.
Map Orientation: You can select
one of three map orientation displays:
- Track Up: Two-dimensional
map that constantly displays the route from top to bottom on the screen.
- North Up: Two-dimensional
map that constantly displays North at the top of the screen.
- 3D: Three-dimensional map
that constantly displays the route from top to bottom on the screen (track
Screen Color Mode: You can
select one of three color modes for the display screen:
- Daytime: has a lighter,
- Nighttime: has a black
background, easier to see at night
- Auto: display
automatically switches between daytime and nighttime at sunrise and sunset
When indoors, you can activate the built-in simulator and practice using the
unit. This turns off the GPS receiver so it's not searching for satellites.
Power Requirements: The
StreetPilot i5 operates on your vehicle's battery using the included 12-volt
cigarette lighter power adapter or optional "AA" batteries. Two "AA" provide up
to approximately 6 hours of use. Stored data, such as waypoints or unit
settings, are not lost when the unit is disconnected from a power source.
Antenna: The built-in patch
antenna is located in the unit's top panel. An optional external antenna may be
needed when operating the unit with a coated windshield or an in-screen heating
system that can block the GPS signal. The unit has an external GPS antenna jack
with an MCX-type connector.
Mounting Options: The unit
should be securely installed when used in a vehicle. The unit comes with a
mounting bracket that includes a suction cup. The suction cup can be used to
mount the unit to the windshield or to the dash (using the Dash Mounting Disk).
Once the StreetPilot i5 is mounted, it can be adjusted on the ball-and-socket
bracket for best visibility.
Note: If you're not
using a remote antenna, the unit must be installed where it has a
relatively unobstructed view of the sky.
Interface Capability: This unit
can be connected to a PC via the supplied USB cable. This interface allows you
to download additional map information to the unit's flash memory. The supplied
CD-ROM USB driver must first be installed on your PC before connecting the unit
via the USB cable.
Note: The unit's USB
port is USB 2.0 Full Speed compatible.