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Rand McNally 0-528-52183-7 StreetFinder Deluxe GPS Navigation System


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  • Global positioning system (GPS) receiver for your Palm III series organizer
  • Includes StreetFinder software
  • GPS tracks your progress on Rand McNally maps
  • Downloads maps from your PC or Mac
  • Lightweight and portable, clips easily to your organizer

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Product Description

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Take the inconvenience, frustration, and discord out of long trips and everyday travel with Rand McNally's StreetFinder Deluxe GPS navigation system. Because the lightweight StreetFinder global positioning system receiver clicks on to your Palm III series organizer, you can see your location and follow your progress on the StreetFinder map wherever you go.

With the StreetFinder, you access address-to-address directions via the Internet, and then can download customized maps from your Mac or PC to your Palm III. Travel becomes a delight as you track your progress along reliable Rand McNally maps with the global positioning system accessory designed specifically for the Palm III platform.

The Rand McNally StreetFinder Deluxe GPS for Palm III configuration is so compact and portable that you can attach it to your dashboard or take it along on a walk. The receiver comes with rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and a 110-volt battery recharger, Rand McNally's StreetFinder Deluxe GPS 2000 software, in-car cigarette lighter charger, a mount for easy use in the car, and carrying bag. The Rand McNally StreetFinder Deluxe GPS for Palm III may not give you new direction in life, but you may never have to ask for directions again.

Note: This item does not work with the Palm IIIc.


Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00004T2GW
  • Item model number: 0-528-52183-7
  • Average Customer Review: 2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,651,147 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

Rand McNally should know better.
Steve Plattner
You also have to go through the Palm menu system to enable/disable the GPS (not fun while you're driving and the GPS is mounted to your windshield!)
Robert Berardino
The software is nearly useless, a major disappointment.
Gardner Cohen

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

46 of 46 people found the following review helpful By Jinming Zhan on September 3, 2000
Don't buy it! I was first attracted by its fancy look and product description. But I'm totally disappointed at the quality of it after the first use. First, the StreetFinder Deluxe 2000 PC software is like a Windows 3.1 application, hard to use and almost without any documentation. Second, StreetFinder connects to the Internet to get the route direction and draws it on the map. Wierdly enough, each time I ask for the direction from my place (Arlington, VA) to downtown DC, it returns me several connected straight lines that don't fall on any existing roads, which makes it a "mission impossible". Third, If the destination is more than 50 miles away, the route info will exceed the memory of my PalmIIIe (2MB). Fourth, I used it only once, but didn't follow its direction. The GPS system lost its mind totally, not even being able to resume even after I came back to its recommended route. I returned it 2 days after I purchased it. If you get money to burn and want to pay more for less, buy it.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Gardner Cohen on February 1, 2001
The hardware is frustratingly close to being usable. Unfortunately it forces you to remove the palm cover which makes handheld use challenging. It's often slow to acquire a lock.
The software is nearly useless, a major disappointment. I've tried a number of palm GPS apps (the device is NMEA compliant and works well with all of them), and would rank streetfinder as the worst, for all the reasons mentioned in other reviews, and for others (a 3 CD package intended for use with laptops!).
My favorite palm GPS app is solus pro 2.0, which uses compact vector maps you generate online on the delorme.com website, and can use bulky, unscalable, bitmap maps (and directions) generated using delorme street atlas USA on a non-internet-connected PC.
In summary, if I had it to do over again, I'd get a standalone GPS with a serial cable, and would buy delorme street atlas and solus pro 2.0. That way I could upgrade out of the palm III form factor if I wanted to. I am happy enough with it to have replaced my III with a IIIxe so I'd have enough room for maps.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Steve Plattner on June 25, 2000
Although it looked very promising, I found this product disappointing to say the least. The instructions are virtually non-existent. You are on your own when it comes to figuring out to make it work (I'm very good at this stuff, and I haven't been able to get it going. Also, if your Palm Pilot IIIe is relatively full of data, you'll never have enough memory to run this program. It might work alot better with a Palm Pilot IIIxe. Rand McNally should know better. This is like putting out an atlas without legends or an index.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By wally on August 26, 2000
been working on this GPS for about 2 full days, it did work for about 15 mins halfway into the first day but then crashed with a fatal alert blitter.c.line 4867 unimplemented then demands a reset. tried everything, including updated verisons of palm 3.5, hotsync, and streetfinder2000 patch I am able to get it to crash much quicker now (before it took 25 mins of looking for a gps connection before it would crash) the program crashes anytime you zoom, move the screen, or try to use the GPS I do like the nice neat compact design that snaps to the palm, but this does not do me anygood if it wont work.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 11, 2000
I found this product to be extremely helpful in my travels, all you have to do is export a map to your palm, then attach the GPS and away you go! It shows you your location in real-time tracking.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Erik Dahl on September 1, 2000
I was a little surprised that there weren't any written (hard-copy) directions included with the product, but it wasn't too bad to figure out.
I've got a Palm III (2MB Memory) and my main concern was how much space the maps would take up. My first test was on a visit to a friend's place in a suburb of Minneapolis, and it worked VERY WELL (map size was about 300k). The map and instructions downloaded easily onto my Palm, and the user interface on the Palm software (to zoom, move etc on the map) is designed pretty well.
Bottom line: I would recommend the product to anyone who asks me.
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