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The portable StreetPilot c530 comes ready-to-go right out of the box with preloaded maps and plenty of options.Amazon.com Product Description The Garmin StreetPilot c530 GPS Vehicle Navigator comes with preloaded maps of North America and includes automatic routing, 2D or 3D map perspective, and turn-by-turn voice directions that makes navigation easy. It also accepts customized points of interest (POIs) such as school zones and safety cameras.

In addition to the simple touch-screen display found in previous versions Garmin Navigators, the c530 features a high-sensitivity GPS receiver that provides faster acquisition times and maintains signal under heavy foliage and near city skyscrapers. The automotive-grade, sunlight-readable, anti-glare display makes it easier to see where you’re traveling, and configurable vehicle icons allow you to select a fun, customized car-shaped icon that shows your position on the map.

The c530 GPS comes ready to go right out of the box, loaded with features such as configurable vehicle icons, an anti-glare display, and a high sensitivity GPS reciever. View larger.

The device comes with preloaded maps of North America and includes automatic routing, 2D or 3D map perspective, and turn-by-turn voice directions.

Upload custom points-of-interest for repeat trips to the same location.

The c530 also includes the Garmin Lock anti-theft feature that disables the unit from performing any functions until you type in a specific 4-digit PIN or take the unit to a predetermined location.

You can also monitor traffic tie-ups with the addition of an optional FM TMC traffic receiver. By adding traffic services and a receiver to your c530, you are notified of accidents, road construction, and weather-related traffic delays before they are encountered, and are offered an alternate route. Simply touch the screen icon to calculate a new route. (These traffic services are available only in select cities where coverage exists.)

Other optional software available on plug-in SD cards lets you instantly add new features to your c530 without connecting to your computer. These optional packages include the Garmin Travel Guide that gives you helpful and thorough reviews and recommendations for restaurants, hotels, shopping, nightlife, sporting events and tourist attractions. The optional travel Guide for Europe is also available for purchase. The SaversGuide is a geo-coded coupon book that notifies you of nearby discounts on restaurants, hotels, shopping, and more at thousands of participating entertainment businesses throughout North America.

The c530 includes a new high-sensitivity WAAS-capable GPS receiver by SiRF, and a rechargeable battery that last up to 8 hours between charges. The SD memory card expansion slot allows you to load additional software and POIs.

What’s in the Box
StreetPilot c530 unit, preloaded City Navigator NT North America, vehicle suction cup mount, dashboard disk, carrying case, 12-volt cigarette lighter adapter, USB interface cable, carry case, and owner’s manual.

Product Features

  • A high-sensitivity GPS receiver maintains signals under heavy foliage and near city skyscrapers
  • Features easy-to-read automotive-grade, sunlight-readable, anti-glare display
  • Includes the Garmin Lock anti-theft feature
  • Dimensions: 4.4 x 3.2 x 2.2 inches (WxHxD); battery life: up to 8 hours; supports FM TMC traffic alerting

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3 comments

  1. Jonathan M. Carr "BatFang" says:

    Buy this GPS c530 today!!! I wish Amazon had 10 stars!!! This Garmin GPS c530 is an incredible value for the money. It really is ready to go “right out of the box”.My wife surprised me with it as an early Christmas present. We went to pick up our Garmin at the UPS center, went back to the car, took it out of the box and plugged it in – in a few seconds, the screen showed our exact location and we were ready to go!!!We both liked it right away and couldn’t believe how fast and accurate it was!!! Instead of going home, we…

  2. A. Bastanza says:

    Quick, simple, reliable I have never used a GPS before. I cannot give you the elaborate comparisons or insights that others will provide. I purchased this system and began to use it 5 days ago. I love it. It found the satellite in less than a minute and has consistently done so. I live in a rural area with many tree covered roads. I own a sirius radio receiver and, from time to time, momentarily lose the signal. This has not happened thus far with the c530. The touch screen is extremely easy to use and the…

  3. Amazon Customer "jonesturtle" says:

    Check how features differ from c550 and c340 I was pleased to try out the C530 today when I received it and happy with it’s overall performance, but am stumped as to why Garmin would leave out the ability to announce street names in the directions like the previous model c340. I would consider that part of the core software and part of all future and more expensive models. I was very disapointed to find that my c530 lacks this ability though.After playing with the c530 some more I became even more disappointed when I…

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