Summary: After I read the feathers that GPS has, I wanted to buy one so bad and I brought it on ebay. Unfortunately thid one does not have a memory card therefore can not use the device. Without the memory card there is nothing you can do with it. After I contacted Navigon they told me they do not make this model anymore and they are not in the US anymore. Can for the memory card for a good price and the update map cost about $90. Therefore I can not said much about it myself.
"Product is having lots of features but poor support."
28 November 2010
Pros: Navigon 7100 is having lots of exciting features such as text to speech, voice command for the stored destinations, bluetooth for cell phone pairing, life time traffic updates, graphical maps etc. Graphical maps are very useful for complex juntions.
Cons: Poor support for this product. The antenna cable for this is very weired. In the starting days the stand for this GPS was working fine but later on it became loose and GPS never stays straight. Takes more time to connect in the first place.
Summary: I bought this to upgrade my Navigon 2100. It is basically the same as the 2100 as far as software and the text-to-speech voice. The same pronunciation problems are on the 7100. But the 7100 is bigger and the screen size makes a difference, I also like the window mount a lot better than the one that came with the 2100. The touch screen is not good at all unless you use your fingernail or the stylus (but in a world with iPhones, that is not a fair comparison.
Summary: Great styling; the cradle arm and unit actually look good together and why more manufacturers can't incorporate style into their unit beats me. Must be a bunch of engineers. The screen quality is high and I couldn't find a situation where the sun made it impossible to see well. The screen size on this is a bit small, therefore harder to see and a larger unit.
Pros: Easy to program, easy to read. Life time traffic updates was huge selling point.
Cons: Occasionally directions didn't make any sense at all. Once it missed a closed road and then missed a shorter detour than what was posted roadside. Cannot upgrade online with a Mac. My issue is customer service - it's dismal.
Cons: Where to start? Well, first, try reaching someone at Navigon for help. You can't! Send an email. No response. So, how do you get service? Good question! I cannot sync my phone with my 7100 but can't reach cust support for help!
Cons: I bought a Navigon 2000 GPS device and it worked great for 50 days. After that it would not turn on. 90 day warranty?? They say the power button is shot and it is "customer induced", so there is no warranty repair