Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Mauldin, SC, USA
Every time I think I know which GPS to buy, Garmin introduces a new StreetPilot model with better features. I have had my eye on the 2730 for a while, then I saw the 2820, which appeared to have all the features of the 2730, plus Bluetooth. My present phone is not Bluetooth ready, and I already have an intercom system, but I thought the 2820 might be a better unit in the long run.
I was surprised to see that the "preorder" price on the 2820 was less than that of the 2730. I knew that was too good to be true, until I learned that the 2820 does not include the gee-whiz antenna that you need for the XM Radio/XM Weather subscription, which costs about $210 separately. It is standard with the 2730.