Summary: NAVMAN iCN 510 Vs. iCN 520 Portable GPS Navigation System
My original purchase was a iCN 510, After about a year I bought the software upgrade that now ships in
the newer model, the iCN 520. with the new software installed, my older iCN 510 now has the same specs
as the iCN 520. Only the color is different.
Both on my bike and in my car, I can give a more robust review, after having used this unit for several
months in addition to testing it with its original software.
Summary: I have owned the product for over a year, and it has always performed wonderfully. Gets a GPS fix in 30 - 45 secs the first time you turn it on each day, and if you shut it off during the day, it fires right back up getting its GPS fix within 15 seconds. I have the 2005 Smart ST maps, and they are very accurate. I have only noticed a few incidents of mapping errors (telling you to make a turn that is illegal, house number range off, etc...
Summary: Worked well maybe once! After that I couldn't get a satellite lock no matter what. I live in sunny Florida. No reason for it to have such a hard time locking on. Too bad the actual GPS part didn't work well because the graphics, user interface and shape were quite nice.
Summary: I bought this item as a suprise for my husband, he uses it every day for work. He no longer has to print out maps, he just types in the address and it takes him right to his destination. Good product for the price.
Summary: The unit started to send error messages when I was loading the state maps off of the CDs. All data was lost (I spent several hours loading the data at that point), and then it wouldn't take any data off of the CDs at all. I ordered a different brand, and am much happier with it.
Summary: The iCN 520 is a fairly intuitive SatNav and for the feint of heart there is a built-in tutorial covering all the salient points of the unit accessed from the Home menu. This allows you to get on working with it right out of the box and glance at the tutorial only if you get stuck avoiding the need to refer to the helpful and extensive user guide.
Pros: Lovely maps and Intuitive
Cons: 4-digit Postcodes and POI alerts are just not good enough
Summary: Navman 510. Yeah, I brought mine on ebay last year for £70 when Navman brought out a newer model and all the 'latest gadget folk' traded theirs in for latest one. For a while, ebay was full of 510s. I love it. Its small, lightweight, flat, and fits into the inside pocket of my coat without making me look as if I have one boob bigger then the other.
Pros: Easy to use
Cons: Takes a while to find a signal when you first turn it on..but then, they all do...
Excerpt: I run a taxi in an area I am not 100 percent confident in finding my way round. As with any driver aid if you use you common sense its ace. does get a bit confused if you take two many turns in close proximity.