Summary: I have purchased a Navigon in March and my new navigation unit made by Navigon has already gone out. I am ok as long as it gets fixed. On the navigon box it says they will email you back from support.navigon.com within 48 hours. I sent my email out June 22nd and have resent it out 4 times already. Its now July 9th with no responces. I then went to Amazon.com, at first they said they wouldn't help me, now they put a claim in for me.
Summary: I purchased this GPS to use when driving across country and through the maze of exits and interchanges that you run into in larger cities. The feature that caught my eye was the 'reality view', and I hoped it would take the surprises out of being in the wrong lane at the right time. That feature has worked tremendously!
Summary: First, the good: Large, bright and crisp display. I like how it's easy to toggle between 3D and Track Up views, and easy to toggle Night Mode on/off. The lifetime free traffic data is a good bonus. But... It's a good thing that it's easy to toggle Night Mode because this unit does not do so automatically (like a Garmin does).
Summary: This model offers high performance at a reasonable price. Great Satellite reception even on a cloudy day. The vehicle I used in had metalized heat reflective windshild and this units built-in antenna had no problem with reception where other types of GPS models had trouble finding positioning satellites. I did'nt experince drop outs or losing position even while driving though bridges. However, an external antenna port is available.
Summary: Pros: Reality view, lane assist, mounting bracket
Cons: Navigation, battery life, some displayed text is too small, tech support
Overall: Google Maps and Mapquest provide better routing. Navigon tends to make you get off a highway, detour through town, then get back on the highway again. If you already know where you're going, you won't follow its instructions.
Summary: I don't even know where to begin with how unsatisfied I was with this product. Gave it one week prior to returning it. Impossible to enter data- very small keys and hard to touch. Inaccurate directions, very slow, terrible speaker, etc. etc, etc. Steer clear of this GPS unit.
Summary: Unit looks better than any other unit, however, navi is slow and sluggish, it is not sensitive to the touch at all, u have to use your nails or else you'll never get it. I find myself pressing buttons a couple of times before it process it.
The free traffic is okay. I turned the device to not use tolls and U turns but it does it anyway. Whats that setting do if it does it anyway? It routes me the worst way possible for some trips.
Summary: Navigon 7100 4.3-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator
I received this GPS unit last Xmas and have been using it for the past year. I've used other GPS units and I have to say this one exceeded all my expectations by far. It's beautiful to look at and takes functionality to the next level. While ALL electronics can be a little glitchy from time to time I'll take this one any day. Most of my glitches are/were user error.
Summary: Comments about Navigon Navigon 7100: What can you say about something that almost seems like it’s smarter than the map that you are holding or the directions that someone else wrote down for you? It’s an amazing invention that I have no idea how people lived without. This navigator is very compact and does not get your view at all. I was very impressed with the graphics and color. I love the fact that I can get traffic updates on it so can change my route. Great Product!
Pros: Compact, Easy Menus, Easy To Set Up, Reliable Performance
Summary: Comments about Navigon Navigon 7100: Two things that completely sold me on this device: Free lifetime traffic updates It is just a bit on the bulky side, which made me less worried that I would lose it somewhere in my car. I know for some that is a drawback, but for me, it is a plus. I've saved myself much time using this because between my city and country driving, I frequently get lost. Not happening anymore!
Pros: Acquires Satellites Quickly, Easy Menus, Easy To Read, Easy To Set Up, Large Screen, Reliable Performance, Simple Controls