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.
Harish "Engineer, Photographer and Electr..., Amazon
3 January 2008
Summary: PROS: GPS acquisition, bluetooth, feature-rich CONS: Unacceptable routing and other annoying problems (all software-related) I bought this unit thinking I would keep it and show-off really! It looks very sleek. GPS acquisition is very quick and solid. Bluetooth works as advertised, pairing was a breeze. Inbuilt mic is excellent and so is the voice quality. The problems arised when you try to use what you really bought it for... navigation!
Summary: The speaker has a poor quality sound. The routing option is limited to the fastest path only. It does not provide you with any options for taking the shortest distance, avoiding highways etc. The 3 dimension sign display is a welcomed featured when travelling along interstate highways. The unit also has a feature which lets you know when you start to exceed the posted speed limit.
Summary: The Navigon is great in many ways - love the display, especially the 3D bit. One thing that is driving me mad - if you go a little way over the speed limit it keeps saying 'caution' repeatedly! It may be useful to hear it once, but there is no way to shut it off. Ok, maybe you should stick to the speed limit, but it should be your decision. I called the helpline but they could not help. Just think you should be aware of this.