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: I loved the device when I got it, touchscreen didn't really give me too much trouble, the user interface was intuitive for most part. But issues started popping up as soon as I tried its navigation features. As a simple test, I entered a known address and asked it to show the step-by-step route to that address.
Summary: I owned this device for almost a week before returning it. On paper, this was SUPPOSED to be the premier GPS device. Well, not so much. I think, among folks that followed new GPS introductions, the Navigon 7100 was eagerly awaited here in the States. Most folks were banking on the success Navigon has had in Europe with Mobile Navigator. The software is rated very high in Europe.
Summary: Good: 1. Free traffic report with option to take alternate route 2. Bright and sharp lcd display 3. Lane-assist feature 4. Voice-recognition 5. Nice map display, you can see route few miles ahead Bad: 1. 50-60% of the time it gives very long routes compared to other gps units. One time it instructed us to take an exit from the freeway and after few miles it pointed us back to the same freeway. 2. Sometimes the voice assist doesn't match with what is shown in the map.
Summary: I've enjoyed this new car navigation system for a week and decided to return it. As you may expected this unit has very good graphical interface. In 2D and 3D mode, the displayed map is always beautiful. In the view of performance, this unit has a kind of reasonable performance. Recalculation of route is fast enough. At least the speed is same as that of its competitors.
Summary: I was about to purchase a Navigon 7100 when I saw issues arise from experienced users who were testing their new products. (Google Navigon 7100 routing and you'll see what I mean.) I tried contacting Navigon more than once to get assurances that these issues would not be a problem, but their reply was missing or useless. Major issues are: 1) Routing in the U.S. (not a problem in Europe) sometimes makes no sense, doubling travel distance or time.
Summary: Wrote a review a few days ago but never got posted. Will try again. I used this GPS for a few days before I ended up returning it and I have to say that this is not up to par with some of the other GPS that I have been borrowing from my friends to use. The free traffic feature was what initially pushed me to buying this one. But I think this Navigon is one of the lower ones from my experience so far.
Great potential...but wait for updates before buying
7 September 2007
Summary: I've used a Navigon in Europe and was optimistic about this product. I received it last week. I've compared together in real time to the TomTom in our other vehicle as well as a Nuvi 650. Observations: US routing is well off the mark. Points of Interest do not function well, many are missing. As a paying customer I received a 2GB "standard" card instead of the the advanced fast 4GB SDHC card advertised and included in the units distributed free to reviewers.
Innovative features at the cost of the very basics - UPDATED
5 September 2007
Summary: Last but not least, the unit suddenlywon't snap to the road I'm on when I'm on a large freeway with a clear view of the sky - keeps thinking i'm on adjacent roads, zooms in and out wildly, and tells me i'm 1500 feet below sea level. It's unable to hold a calculated route... but now it's in a box and on it's way back to amazon. UPDATE: I'm going to make an effort to get rid of this thing and cut my losses.
Summary: Das 7100/7110 ist eigentlich nich so schlecht, wenn nur nicht diese absolute Fehlkonstruktion einer Scheibenhalterung währe. Das Gerät wackelt auf der Halterung. Durch die Länge der Halterung schwingt das Gerät auf und ab, wärend der Fahrt ist ein ablesen fast unmöglich. Dazu kommt noch das mann die Halterung nicht optimal einstellen kann (schon garnicht bei Fahrzeugen die eine steile Windschutzscheibe haben - LKW,Geländewagen,usw.