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 have had my Navman PiN100 for a year now. I use it all the time. I don't know if the others live in rural areas but, here in Indianapolis, I even get GPS signal from inside my house. I love the Navman PiN100. It takes me everywhere I want to go, all the time (and I travel alot by car across country). I have read many reviews before making my selection (money was not an issue). According to many reviews, SmartST is better than Tom Tom.
Summary: I have had this unit for almost a year and I am happy with it. It gives clear display and clear voice/written instruction. The unit is small, just like the size of a PDA. The initial GPS connection is slow (maybe 5 min?), but reconnection is quick and it rarely get lost. The software has problems sometimes, and I need to occassionally press the reset button to unfreeze the unit.
Summary: I gave it one star because I purchased it for the gps side of it and the software really disappoints. I own a limo company and needed to supply my 6 drivers with gps sytems, so I did some research on line and found the Navman PiN 100 for 500.00 better than the 800.00 to 900.00 for the integrated ones... Did some more research and found that Fry's had them refurbished for 250.00ea.
Summary: I do not recommend this product at all. sigh. It made me missed my job interview today!!! The SmartST map and nav software suck!! my interview was at 2pm today in Boston. I live in New York. I left my house 6 hours prior to my interview just in case sumthing might happened, which it did!!! At the beginning, i was using paper directions that i printed out from Yahoo, which completely sucks too. I would never use Yahoo maps anymore. I am going back with Mapquest!!