iCN 510 - Great or good - depends on your driving habbits
Anshoom "Anshoom", Amazon
24 October 2005
Summary: First to summarize the experience - it will get you where you want to go, but will it do so as you expect, not so sure about that. But overall for this price, no other product in the market beats the accuracy, convenience and functionality. Following are the tests I did: 1. Drove myself right into Midtown NY and after deliberately getting lost, set the unit to guide me back home - It surely did with the best route that one can take - pretty much the same route that a...
Summary: I decided to get one of these, because I saw my friend using one in Switzerland. My sentiments are the same as his...I should have gotten one of these a long time ago! Primarily got this for my wife who is a real estate agent, but also because we travel alot, and thought this might come in handy during our travels elsewhere in the US/Canada, or even Europe. It is very portable and light, with a decent sized screen.
Summary: Overall it is pretty good. A couple of dissapointing items: 1) In spite of the description "...32 MB...." the unit came w/o a memory card. In order to use it you need a memory card. Bottom line is that you will not be able to use it unless you have a memory card lying around that you can use. Amazon lists the version that comes with a 32 MB memory card but ships the version that comes w/o any memory card. 2) The PC Software is a bit crude. Took a while to figure it out.
Summary: This product is just what I needed. I was looking for a small portable GPS that would also give me all the same features you'd expect of a vehicle unit (voice directions, touch screen, trip planning, POI, etc.) I am very happy with the unit and Amazon.com had it for half the retail price. Shipping only took 2 days!!
Summary: Here is what I think about the Navman. Pros= price, good features, good screen visibility. Ilike the speed feature, it is accutrate. cons=outdated maps, atleast a few years old. There are some glitches, for example, it told me to get onto the Masspike through an entrance reserved for restricted vehicles...
Summary: I have been wanting to joing the world of GPS users for quite some time now but could never justify the spending of $750-1000 or more on a unit. When I found the iCN 510 and it's attractive price I did quite a bit of research before deciding to buy. The unit itself seems pretty decent and it comes with everything I wanted for multi-car and motorcycle use.
Summary: After reading all the reviews below, I was a little nervous purchasing it. However, i decided to give it a shot. Like one review I read, as soon as I took it out of the box I downloaded the patch from the Navman website and installed it. I have not had any of the problems described here or any other website that has reviewed this product. It has been an absolute pleasure and for 1/2 the price of the other options out there I think that I did the best for my money.
Summary: I did a lot of research before buying a GPS system for my car. I also considered the Garmin 2610/2620, the Garmin Quest and the Magellan Roadmate 700 and 300. I quickly eliminated the Magellan after almost every review I read pointed to Garmin as the superior GPS maker. However I ended up buying the iCN 510 for several reasons: - The Garmin 2620 is too expensive and it will be very expensive to replace the built-in hard drive should something wrong happen.
Summary: Have it for more than a week. Bought it from Outp--t.com for less than $380 with a 512MB SD card. For that price, no other in-car GPS can beat the value of iCN 510. The unit works great and it's very useful for my wife who travels a lot to clients. The only problem I noticed so far is that the unit will freeze when signal lost after you passed through tunnel or covered roadway. It has a hard time to lock in the GPS again and it needed to be reboot.
Summary: Navman iCN510 is altogether a more-than-acceptable GPS system - especially for what you can buy it at outpost.com. It's extremely accurate, gives clear voice directions, has a wonderfully clear 3.5" color monitor (although it's sometimes hard to see in direct sunlight), and has an incredible 3-D view that's a sight to behold! However, it does have some issues.