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: 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 .
Excerpt: If you’re climbing Mount Everest, you don’t haggle with the Sherpas. If they think they’re getting ripped off, they might just ditch you at 19,000 feet. The Navigon 2100 Max resembles that short-changed Sherpa: it’s super cheap, but the unit sometimes balks at showing you where you need to go.
Pros: Midrange features at a flea-market price. The speaker has a good set of lungs and demands to be heard. The unit’s excellent mounting bracket is virtually shake-free.
Cons: : Sluggish response time frustrates and causes double-taps. Obstinate refusal to recognize certain towns even though they show up in auto-fill enrages the most gentle souls.