Summary: I use this item for rental cars without a GPS. I also use this item with my HP5555 with My Topo topographic maps when 4-wheeling in remote locations such as Utah where we have been as far as 70 miles from a paved road. The positioning is accurate but we do not use the voice commands with the street atlas. It is reliable and rugged. We take it on hikes with the topographic maps.
Summary: I belong to a federal disaster team and need to carry a variety of equipment. Having my PDA allows me to have my calendar, my contact list, medical references and my pictures on one device. Now this sleeve converts my PDA to a GPS! The Compact Flash slot allows me to have 8 gb of additional memory too. This allows me to carry maps for all of the U.S. and Canada, including Hawaii and Puerto Rico, and I also have my music loaded on it too!
Summary: Problem: I used to have this product for 4 years. Time to time, it requires to activate Software. Suddenly, software is no longer able to be activated. Navman Tech support said my software (SMART ST 1.90) is outdated and their servers do not recognize it. They said that I should purchase latest software in order to continue using this product. I do not understand why my GPS suddenly stops working until I buy new software.
Summary: I have always wanted a portable GPS unit but couldn't see paying the $700 plus dollars that they used to sell for. I already had an older Compaq Ipaq 3765 that I was using for a variety of things when I discovered the NavMan. I was sceptical at first but this thing it GREAT. Works just like the much more expensive units with voice commands and turn by turn instructions. Set up was fast and easy.
Summary: The pros: Good gps unit, easy to use, nice layout, customisable, will work well with other gps software. The con: Literaly a con, you will not be able to use the SmartSt software. Navmans servers "do not" support activation of this software any longer. If you can provide proof of "original" ownership they will send you the same original software with new coding for installation at 1/2 the original cost (about $165.00 US)
Navman Discontinues Smart ST Pro for iPAQ H5400, H3600, H3700 & H3800
Nick "nirma", Amazon
5 February 2007
Summary: Just got off the phone with Navman support. They asked me to buy a latest iPaq and buy new Navman. Since they stopped supporting the old and the old one does not seem to work with their server for registering the software.
Summary: I have no experience with GPS, so I can't really comment on it compared to other GPS units. What I can do is comment on its functionality compared to other computing devices I have used. Strengths: *Physical - The extra CF slot in the GPS receiver is a required feature to store maps. - The cigarette lighter adapter is also required as it does draw a lot of power from the iPaq's battery. Nice not having to purchase one!
Summary: I bought the Navman GPS3450 on Ebay to combine with second hand Ipaq 3955 pocket pc. Turns out I paid the same approx price as I could have gotten it from Amazon.Oh well, it was factory sealed and all the stuff was in the box. I installed the software and downloaded some maps in about 30 minutes. A test drive to lunch today shows it working pretty well. I was disappointed that there is no trip computer but otherwise it seems to work okay.
Summary: I've been using TomTom GPS software on my iPAQ for some time now but the sheer amount of cables involved in connecting to my Delorme GPS unit made for a messy car. So, I decided to check out the NavMan unit. After a bit of research it appeared that it would work with the TomTom software. Great news is that installation of the NavMan was simple, although I seem to have to activate the software that came with the NavMan unit even though I was going to use TomTom software.