Summary: To keep it short and sweet, the 2100 max unit was returned. I bought it for my spouse who is not technically inclined. I feel that she was a good test subject for this review, which wasn't my intent as I only wanted her to have an easy to use personal navigation device (PND). The Navigon 2100 max has many great features for the price, but also too many issues and wasn't worth the frustration. Using it made me feel like I was beta testing a development product.
Summary: Real quickly I just want to point out that the device is good as it completes what it says it is supposed to. The problems start immediately it is ridiculously slow at making a route. If you go off track via different road or highway recalculating time takes about 45 seconds compared to 3 to 5 on the Garmin. The system is very sluggish and updates at about 1 frame every 2 to 3 seconds which makes it very inaccurate.
Summary: I bought my Navigon 2100 Max in February 2009 and have enjoyed it's maps on screen and the turn by turn directions despite some funny text to voice mispronunciations. Last week I discovered that I had misplaced by original equipment car charger and started using an after market charger only to find that the Traffic Service no longer worked.
difficult to use, buttons on screen too small, slow, weak POIs
B. Weatherup, Amazon
5 July 2008
Summary: I bought this little navi unit as a world-traveler device that I could use in the U.S. and in europe. It ended up on ebay a week later. Once I received it, I found it to be difficult to use, the buttons on the screen too small for my fingers, calculations were slow, the Points of interest database was missing common things I found routinely with my old Garmin c550. We decided to keep using our old c550 and wait for a better tomtom or Garmin instead.