Product Overview: The Garmin StreetPilot
2620 is a 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. With the built-in basemap and supplied 2.2GB
pre-programmed hard drive (2.2GB Microdrive card), the StreetPilot 2620 can automatically calculate a route and provide turn-by-turn
directions and voice prompts. The 2.2GB hard drive is removable; once removed, the hard drive may be replaced by a Type I or Type II CompactFlash card.
The unit has a built-in basemap of North America and South America containing
state and country boundaries, lakes, rivers, streams, airports, cities, towns,
and coastlines. It also contains state and interstate highways, local
thoroughfares and secondary roads within metro areas, federal interstate highway
exit information for services such as food, lodging and truck, RV and automotive
Hard Drive: The
StreetPilot 2620 includes a removable 2.2GB hard drive (Microdrive card) which is
pre-programmed with MapSource City Navigator software providing street-level
detail and addresses, plus listings of nearest restaurants, hotels, ATMs, etc.,
throughout the United States and metro areas of Canada (a total of more than 5
million points of interest). The hard drive contains approximately 512MB
of available space for downloading additional MapSource map software you may
Satellite Status: Once the GPS
receiver in the StreetPilot has collected the necessary data to calculate a fix,
the status field indicates a 2D or 3D status. A 2D status means that at least
three satellites with good geometry have been locked onto, and a two-dimensional
position fix (latitude and longitude) is calculated. A 3D status means that at
least four satellites with good geometry have been locked onto, and your
position is calculated in latitude, longitude, and elevation.
GPS Accuracy: This unit's GPS
positioning capability is accurate to less than 15 meters (49 feet).
Touchscreen Display: The 3.3" x
1.7", bright, automotive-grade 8-bit, 256-color LCD with an automatic
dimming backlight and touchscreen. The screen's resolution is 305 x 160 pixels.
The screen-width scale is 900 feet to 6,100 miles.
Remote Control: The StreetPilot
2620 features a wireless infrared remote control to perform functions similar to
the unit's touchscreen and keypad controls. The remote features alphanumeric
keys for entering data such as an address or waypoint name. The remote's
"thumb stick" allows you to select menu options, change settings and
enter data, plus control the movement of the cursor when panning on the map
Information Pages: The
information provided by the StreetPilot 2620 is found on various display screens called
pages. There are 3 main pages (Map, Trip Information, Current Route), plus,
during navigation, the Next Turn Page. Each page gives you the following
- 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
- Allows you to zoom, pan and
point using the touchscreen controls
- 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 and time to next turn, distance
and ETA to final destination
- Trip Information:
- Displays current time of day
- Compass ribbon shows current
compass heading while moving
- Indicates current speed,
average driving speed, overall average speed, maximum speed
- Calculates driving time, stopped
time and total time
- Up to 4 different mileage logs
record trip distances
- Current Route (only available
- Displays the next three turns
including turn direction arrow, turn description, distance and time for
- Bottom row shows destination
and estimated distance and time of travel from your current location
- Allows you to use scroll bar to
view past or future turns and directions
- Allows you to stop and resume
navigation for "side trips"
- Updates the route if you've
traveled off the current route or reselected between faster time route
and shorter distance route
- Next Turn Page (only available
- Displays in detailed format the
features of the next turn in the route
- Data includes distance and time
to the next turn and driving directions in text format
- Touching details of turn
switches display to a detailed map of the turn
- Page can be programmed to
appear only when navigating a route, only when Speak key is pressed, or
turned off completely
Find Function: You can use the
Find function to search for Waypoints, Cities, or Exits that are included in the
StreetPilot 2620's basemap or the City Navigator map
data (loaded onto the CF card). You can search for particular Points of Interest,
Addresses, or Intersections. Using your current location as a reference point,
you can search for the "nearest", "distance" and
"directions" features. The "Recently Found Places" selection
allows you to quickly recall the last 30 businesses or cities found.
Routing: After choosing a
starting point and a destination, the StreetPilot 2620 will automatically
calculate a route for you, based on the shortest distance or the fastest time.
You can also add intermediate points along the way to the final destination.
Other Routing options include detours, stopping and resuming a route, return to
start, save routes, and list saved routes. Up to 50 routes can be stored in the
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 U-Turns, Toll Roads, Unpaved Roads, and Major
Highways (unless alternative routes take you too far out of the way).
Waypoints: You can manually
mark and name any map position as a "waypoint" for later recall. The
StreetPilot 2620 can hold up to 500 waypoints.
Tracks: The StreetPilot 2620
automatically records a history of your locations in the "Track Log",
creating an electronic "bread crumb" trail of the path you have
traveled. The unit can store up to 2000 track log points.
Track Up/North Up: You can
switch the sky view display from a "North Up" orientation to align to
the current direction of travel or "Track Up".
Simulator Mode: When indoors,
you can activate the built-in Simulator mode and practice using the unit. This
shuts off the GPS receiver so it's not searching for satellites.
Power Requirements: The StreetPilot
operates on your vehicle's battery
using the included 12-volt cigarette lighter power adapter, or household current
using the supplied AC adapter. Stored data, such as waypoints or unit settings, are not lost when
the unit is disconnected from a power source.
Voice Prompts: The unit can
provide voice prompts and, if enabled, tone sounds. The unit can
"speak" status messages (such as "searching for
satellites"), and route navigation messages (such as "drive two miles
west and turn right"). You can program the unit to automatically speak both
Guidance and Status messages, Guidance messages only, or only when the
"Speak" key is pressed. Tones can be enabled to confirm touchscreen or
key press commands as well as Attention tones that precede voice prompts.
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
which can block the GPS signal. The unit has an external GPS antenna jack with
an MCX-type connector.
Waterproof: The StreetPilot
case is fully gasketed, providing an IPX-7 waterproof rating, enabling the unit
to withstand immersion in 1 meter of water for up to 30
Mounting Options: The unit
should be securely installed when used in a vehicle. The unit features an
integrated mounting bracket for use with the supplied Dash
Mount base or the Portable Bean Bag Mount. The Dash Mount base uses adhesive
pads to secure the base to the dashboard. The Portable Bean Bag Mount features a
rubberized non-slip surface and four "beanbags" to provide temporary
mounting on uneven or contoured surfaces. Once the StreetPilot 2620 is locked
into place in either mount, it can be tilted forward or backward and
rotated 360 degrees 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 1.1 cable. This interface allows
you to download additional map information to the unit's CompactFlash card. The
supplied CD-ROM USB driver must first be installed on your PC before connecting
the unit via the USB cable.