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: 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 have been using TOM TOM for past 3 years which is a good GPS. I bought Navigon cause my Tom Tom map was old so i have invest in map or new GPS i went for GPS. Looking at NAvigon 7100 which offers best feature for money i bought it. Well main feature of GPS is to take you from A to B, this is what 7100 doesn't do well it make me take internal route rather then HIGHWAY and also there is no way to change that.
Summary: Comments about Navigon Navigon 7100: I ended up returning this unit because it refused to find the same POI's that are shown on it's maps. I mean, it'll show Bally's on the map and you can't find it on the POI's...huh?!? and the map updates itself very slowly within NYC streets.
Pros: Acquires Satellites Quickly, Easy To Read, Easy To Set Up, Reliable Performance
Summary: We purchased our first GPS unit, the Navigon 7100, a couple of weeks ago and there's a few things I'd like to share. 1) It's not a user-friendly, out-of-the-box-and-start-using-it unit. You can't be lazy -- you really have to read the user guide. Unlike other units we tried in the store, such as the Garmin -- it's not intuitive.
Summary: I like the unit. The 3D display is great, it is easy to use, and so far it seems accurate. However, I only gave it 3 stars because the battery life is terrible. On a full charge, mine will only run for about 30 minutes...tops. The car charger takes forever to bring the battery back up to a full charge, and if I plug it into an "always-on" accessory port, it will drain my car battery overnight. Much more draw than leaving a light on in the car. And my car battery is new.
DEFINITELLY NOT A WINNER - Not as good as it claims to be.
Muhammad M. Zubairi, Amazon
25 April 2008
Summary: I researched quite a lot before setting for this one based on the reviews and functionalities it claims to come with and I have to say that I am returning mine after only using it for 2 days. My wife didn't like it a bit and I tried really hard to like it because of its looks but in the end I decided that there are better ones out there.
Summary: The Navigon has a great screen and very likely the best voice guidance of any device. POI database is horrible and very out of date. UI is pretty, but not intuitive which may only be a problem if you only use it occasionally and then need to find some feature or function while driving. (Stress inducer!) Finding locations is troublesome..