“ Navman iCN 330 - GPS receiver - automotive „
I was given this Sat Nav by a friend, mainly because they didnt like it. Not a good start! Well i stuck it to my windscreen and i have to say, it didnt fall off, 1 point. I then switched it on, and it loaded ok, if a little slow finding my location, but i plugged in an address, and off i set. The instructions were very good, and i loved the way if you made a mistake it would recalulate your route.
However, there are some fatal flaws to this sat nav, firstly it doesnt have alot of postcodes stored, so if you are looking for someones house, i found 5 times out of 10, it didnt have the address, very annoying.
The other thing, was that sometimes it lost the signal, and would go off, not a good thing when you are looking for somewhere.
Overall its not bad, especially for the price, but if i could recommend a sat nav i would suggest spending alittle bit more, and getting say a tom tom. This isnt a bad sat nav, just alittle annoying at times.
This low cost, budget GPS system was my first choice back in July 06. For only £150 this GPS offers affordable sat nav along with very simple operation.
Using the GPS system requires just 5 pages of instructions to get you started and it took me just a few minutes to install, set up a destination and drive.
The 'back on track' facility ensures that if you accidentally take a wrong turn the system is able to quickly (within 10 secs) recalculate the journey and put you 'back on track'. I have found this very useful especially travelling around London!
There is no touch screen on this GPS but the buttons are big and chunky and the menus are very straight forward to access. Not really missing the touch screen facility.
The journey can be viewed as 3d maps with instructions, map only, or step-by-step instructions only. The voice guidance is spot on and updates you right down to the last 2 metres on approach to a junction or exit. Very handy especially if you switch off on a long journey!
The only drawback I have found is that the maps are on an SD card that cannot be updated via the internet (does not have USB port). To purchase an update map costs £120 from Navman or off Ebay.
To charge the GPS system you need to use the supplied car charger or purchase a separate mains charger. The drawback here is that the GPS has no battery indicator which surely must be a design fault as surely everyone needs to know if the GPS is going to last a journey! I therefore keep the car charger on at all times.
On the whole an affordable GPS that does the job just fine.
Getting from A to B should be simple. The iCN 330 lets you do just that with its easy-to-use GPS features. Once en route, the iCN 330 displays your route on a 3D moving map, in 2D or instruction-by-instruction. What's more, whenever a maneuver is coming up, the progress bar turns red.