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Navigon 5100

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Overall 4
4.0

Navigon 5100 GPS, a poor choice

carjas522, Ebay
10 December 2009
  • Summary: First, I must say that I needed to return the item, twice, and moved on to another manufacturer. The Navigon 5100 max was exclusively distributed by Radio Shack, and at first glance appeared to have all of the attributes of a unit costing several hundred dollars more. Radio Shack has discontinued this item. I now understand why. The display was excellent and the 3D view was better than both the Magellan and Garmin.
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Overall 4
4.0

They should now be called NaviGONE.

L. Wheeler, Amazon
2 June 2009
  • Summary: I bought my Navigon GPS (7200T) because it had the most features for the lowest price. That still holds true. Very nice unit- attractive and works well, too. Recently, I wanted to update the maps, but there was no Freshmaps Activation card in the box from Amazon. You need the code on that card to get updates. So, I emailed Navigon support for assistance. They sent the following: 'Thank you for your inquiry.
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Overall 4
4.0

not impressed

101hoss, Ebay
2 December 2008
  • Summary: I took the gps unit on a 1000 mile trip and found it NOT user friendly. I had to reset the unit 5 times during the trip and it lost the way several times. IF I went to a POI then the unit would keep trying to return me to that location until I reset and put my home zip location in again to get the unit tracking properly. The unit is hard to understand and frustrating, even for an engineer who loves puzzles.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 4
4.0
Ease of use 4
4.0
Audio & image quality 6
6.0

ectoquazzi

Overstock
24 June 2008
  • Summary: This product is okay if you have super human hearing. The audio is too low even at max level. When you are setting your destination the unit seems not to recieve the info you are putting in right away,you have to keep going back and doing it again which can be annoying. This is my first GPS and I don't think I will Buy another. I just as well as use map quest for directions. The unit is in my closet.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 4
4.0
Ease of use 4
4.0
Audio & image quality 6
6.0

ectoquazzi

Overstock
24 June 2008
  • Summary: This product is okay if you have super human hearing. The audio is too low even at max level. When you are setting your destination the unit seems not to recieve the info you are putting in right away,you have to keep going back and doing it again which can be annoying. This is my first GPS and I don't think I will Buy another. I just as well as use map quest for directions. The unit is in my closet.
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Overall 4
4.0

They are all somewhat correct

A.T., Amazon
17 January 2008
  • Summary: Navigon 5100 GPS Portable Automobile Navigator Well, I got my Navigon 5100 a couple of days ago, in a not-so-familiar city. It worked fine, as far as getting me where I wanted to go, accurately and in style. But, the screen is somewhat small for ALL the stuff they have crammed onto it. There are MANY useful features, like the traffic info, reality view, lane assist. The voice is only fair. How about a cute Aussie or Brit voice guys? Need a little help here.
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Overall 4
4.0

Teutonic Revenge

Jacob Marley "Down Cerebus, down boy", Amazon
28 December 2007
  • Summary: No hand held GPS unit is perfect. At least I haven't been able to find one. But my Navigon 5100 (which replaced a Navigon 2100t) is not just weird, it's dangerous. Want an example? 1) Go to Google Maps/Directions 2) Enter Start address=4100 Northgate Blvd., Sacramento, CA 3) Enter End address=1600 Expo Parkway, Sacramento, CA 4) Mash "Get Directions." This is how Mr. Google would have you drive from Frys Electronics in Sacramento, Caleefornia to Costco in the same burg.
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Overall 4
4.0

I Know What I'm Talking About

Marc L. Soloff, Amazon
18 November 2007
  • Summary: I read some other reviews on this unit I wasn't sure if the people who knew what they were talking about liked it or disliked it. I know what I'm talking about, and I don't like it. I'll start with my "qualifications." I have had experience with 5 brands in the last 6 years (Navman, Delphi, Garmin, Magellan and Mio). So I think I know what I'm talking about and I do know what I am looking for/like and dislike. I bought the 5100 at Staples for $300.
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