Summary: The Navman PDA came in well packaged and operated. I upgraded it with a better battery, and it works well. I have had Navman PDA's for many years, and use it as a idea storage device till I can use it with the computer.
Summary: You have to input your address search twice to get this unit to make it work; there have been a few times it will not find the address that you may be looking for in its database. If you try to run both the navigation software and all the other database software it seems to slow down its processing speed. If you ever lose battery power completely you will have to reload the navigation software all over again!
Conclusion: Navman have included some nice new features here in their V2 software, and have a very attractive looking Pocket PC with integrated antenna but there are problems due to the TeleAtlas database in searching for roads and it may take longer than normal to find the destination you require.
Summary: Horrible software - very hard to enter addresses. Lets say you're looking for restaurants, you'll need to enter a 'Area'. So you enter a city - it will bring up several options with the same city name. You don't know which to choose. It cannot serach for POIs based on the current location. Worst gizmo investment I ever made.
GPS and software are fine; Windows and the PC platform useless
S. Sanders, Amazon
3 March 2007
Summary: I got this as a gift in Christmas of 04. All the other things you have read are basically true: good value, lots of accessories included, everything you need is in the box, except a decent sized memory card. I was very impressed for the first couple of weeks of use. No database or software is going to be perfect, so I can understand the strange routings and the incomplete/incorrect street information.
Summary: I have a Navman Pin 100 and the latest software SmartST 2005 and it still sucks as a GPS unit. The new software offers very little if any improvement over the old. The Tech support is poor also, they know the problems but can't offer any real solutions for you. I put my address in and it told me that there was not enought info. Would not recommend this unit to anyone looking for a GPS solution.
Definately hasn't gotten the acclaim it deserves..
M. Sirchuk, Amazon
7 June 2006
Summary: I've been using my PiN 100 for almost 2 years now and on an almost daily basis. I drive all over the state of Oregon and Washington for my job. I have to make multiple stops daily and to almost always never the same place twice. The PiN has done an excellent job at getting me from point A to B. For me, the GPS finds it's location typically within 1-2 minutes. Definately not the 10-15 minutes others have stated.
Summary: I am so mad that I read these reviews and bought this product! Imagine if you set up your computer or laptop with the programs you wanted, the setting you wanted, and the addresses and contact information you wanted. BUT, because you went longer than 8 hours without connecting it to a power outlet, you lost all your data and setting. Well, that is what this does! You have to start all over again as if you have just taken it out of the box......
Summary: I thought I'd bought a slick little GPS. Unfortunately, it would not lock onto a satellite. Tech support had me "reset" the unit and it worked briefly before making uncommanded switches to Comm 1, disabling navigation. While it was working, it was unable to compute simple nav problems. "Roads do not appear to connect" was the mantra. I also could see that the comprehensive nav data base did not reflect changes to a major local highway, several years old.
Good hardware device but poor software and support
18 April 2006
Summary: As many of the reviewers have alluded to, this is a cobbled together device. The unit is made by a Chinese company called Mio. The hardware is a Mio Mitek 168. The reason why this is important is that you will have to end up contacting them for any hardware issues and their tech support is awful. I also found that my unit does not work with the SANDISK Wifi+256M card and was frustrated in my attempts to get help from either San Disk or the unit manufacturer.