Conclusion: Navigon's 2100 max entry-level widescreen GPS unit proves that you get what you pay for. While the device does come equipped with some of the same fancy features offered by its higher-end sibling, its effectiveness is hindered by a small POI database and annoyingly long route-calculation times.
Summary: The Navigaon 2100 MAX certainly steps up where the standard screen 2100 could not in the area of screen real estate. The extra width of the screen offers more space to tap letters for data entry and see information as you are on the road. The data entry screens could still use some extra real estate as you tap instead of giving up the side of the screen to names.
Excerpt: The Navigon 2100 Max GPS was a Father's Day present from my wife and 3-year old daughter. I get the hint, they are sick of "which left or where are we." I especially like the "Where are We" function. The 4.3-inch dynamic display tells me the address and location on the map of our exact location. The Navigon 2100 Max is a little bit smarter and has a bigger screen than the original Navigon 2100 I looked at early this year.
Excerpt: Navigon’s GPS offerings have been a favorite of ours and we’ve recently covered them in our GPS feature . While the entry level Navigon 2100 continues to be sold at bargain prices, there’s a new version, which we briefly highlighted in our Father’s Day Gift Guid e: the Navigon 2100 max.
Summary: With its attractive maps and helpful optional features, Navigon has the makings to be one the major GPS players. However, the 2100 max is not quite as good as other sub-$300 navigators like the V7 Nav740 and TomTom One 130S .
Conclusion: The Navigon 2100 Max is a solid, well-performing GPS that’s easy to recommend. At about $260 USD street price (as of April 2008), it proves well worth the investment for features such as the terrific Reality View option. By comparison, the new Garmin nuvi 205W with a similar 4.3-inch screen is due soon for $266 USD and lacks this feature, not to mention spoken turn commands.
Pros: Large touchscreen display; spoken commands; simple setup
Cons: Lacks Bluetooth; no auto-off feature; needs more points of interest
Excerpt: Il NAVIGON 2100 max è un navigatore satellitare dotato di alcune funzioni interessanti, come ad esempio il Reality View Pro, che presenta in modo realistico svincoli e uscite autostradali e l’assistente di corsia Pro, che permette di conoscere in anticipo la svolta successiva. Il navigatore presenta, rispetto al modello NAVIGON 2100 classico, uno schermo da 4,3 pollici. Per il resto, dispone di mappa dell’Italia, sistema operativo Windows CE 5.0 e antenna GPS Nemerix.
Pros: NAVIGON FrechMaps, Display, Reality View Pro
Excerpt: Was kann man an Navigon-Navis noch verbessern? In Sachen Zielführung und Routenberechnung markieren die Geräte des deutschen Herstellers derzeit das Optimum. Im Menü und bei der Routenberechnung ließen sich die Navis aber bisher gerne etwas Zeit zum Reagieren. Das ist nun passé: Das 2100 Max reagiert fast ohne jede Verzögerung auf Eingaben. Auch Routen sind sehr flink berechnet.