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Got a Navman N20 last week for my birthday, I've had a few sat-navs over the years but as yet, not found one I like more than my Via Michelin!
Can't believe Navman charge £35 a year just to update speed camera locations (free with Via Mitchelin), the voice also sounds very synthetic and a bit muffled especially on a motorway.
All you get is a "bleep" warning when you get near a speed camera and even this is hit and miss, (I'm used to a clear loud voice telling me how many yards it is to the next speed check).
On the whole the Navman N20 is not bad by any means, it's easy to use and quite easy to update and if this is your first sat-nav, you will be very impressed, but there are much better on the market and for the same price (or less) thankfully!
Took the plunge at Xmas and bought our first GPS. Living in the UK for the first time, we had found it a little harder getting around when we had not always lived in the area. We certainly have found the N20 very helpful. It allows you to choose the type of journey based on your preferences, time it will take against distance travelled and an option to avoid motorways ensure that whether you want a relaxing drive through the countryside or a more direct motorway route you're covered. There are also plenty of assistance in finding points of interest such as petrol stations and shops that will help if you are somewhere unfamiliar. Knowing when to leave motorways can be difficult as the unit measures the point when you turn out of the exit lane, even though that can be up to 1km after you should have begun to leave the motorway, but as you get familiar with the intricacies of use you know when to predict what is meant. It can have difficulty when the roads a very close together and has been known to get confused, but corrects itself quickly. It also changes when you decide you know better and take a different route to the suggested, and doesn't shout or tell you you're wrong.
Navman took navigation in a whole new direction with NavPix and navigation to pictures. The thinking that inspired NavPix was simple - how much easier would it be to identify a destination by a picture instead of an address? A lot. And as the N20 shows, once you've discovered navigating to pictures, an address just isn't good enough anymore.
The technical prowess of the N20 is elegantly complemented by its slim line design. It might be a slender 22mm wide, but that sleek form disguises powerful GPS performance. Its next-generation capabilities range from postcode searches (including UK 8-digit postcodes) to highly reliable and accurate positioning and route planning. What's more, the software is overhauled to make the 3.5" touchscreen much easier to use - and far more intuitive to get to the features you want.
But if you'd thought that all these advances would make the N20 a touch costly, think again as the N20 delivers heavyweight value for money. So now you can discover advanced GPS navigation and NavPix as it revolutionizes the way of navigation - without having to find your way to the top of the range!