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Navman S70 - GPS receiver - automotive

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      28.02.2010 13:09
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      good for holidays and short trips but i would take a map with you aswell

      I was bought this satnav for Christmas and was very pleased.
      Very easy to use with a good size lcd touch screen.
      It also has changable info on the map screen such as Expected time of arrival or how many Km`s, miles etc. You can also show all of these options at once. This device will feed you live traffic reports which i find are amazingly helpful when trying to avoid traffic. You can also link this to your mobile phone via bluetooth and then be able to view your contacts and make and recieve calls all from your sat nav. Excellent if you dont have a hands free kit.

      I personally am a lorry driver by trade and i did try using this for my job but it was unable to keep up especially in central london when it was needed most. I found going under large bridges would knock out the signal ( i dont think Navman can do anything about this) and on a number of occasions in london it would randomly give me a message "a route can not be calculated to your destination" and thats it, it would leave me by the road having dig out the old paper maps. Also with regards to my profession this sat nav does not provide you with information on Width restrictions and Low Bridges but then that is probably a speacilised requirement as it dont affect many average cars.

      Now ive used a TomTom along side this and the TT usualy calculated a quicker and easier route. The NM seems to love country roads even though the settings are for main roads and motorways.

      Overall a good device if you want it for your car for family trips and so on but i dont feel it has the guts to be used in a fast paced built up enviroment.

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      25.07.2008 21:57
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      Great all rounder with clear touch screen.

      My hubby bought me this last Christmas and it has been regularly used ever since.

      It is very easy to set up and the menu system is quite self explanitory and the huge touch screen buttons mean that it is easy to select your options.

      It has built in bluetooth so you can use it as a handfree with your mobile, the sound quality is great although the connection can be a bit slow when you are dialing out - sometimes people have answered before it kicks in.

      The mapping is straight forward and clear and the directions are also very clear as it gives you the road numbers that you are looking for.

      Setting up favourites is also easy, just locate the adress using the postcode, street and town, or via the handy points of interest section and it will give you the option to save it. You can also rename your favourites so that you know what they are.

      Some of the routes it try's to give you can be a bit dodgy, as with any sat nav system some of the maps can be a little out of date and it often trys to take me down a farmers track but so long as you use your common sense you will be ok and the 'back on track' feature is quite quick to get you sorted out.

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  • Product Details

    With maps of Western European countries pre-installed, exploring the continent has never been easier. With its beautiful redesigned interface, menus and screens are uncluttered and easy to use. The S70 is overflowing with smart features designed to help give you a safer, more enjoyable journey. Europe is now at your fingertips, courtesy of Navman.