Summary: I bought this Satnav more than a year ago and am fairly impressed by it's use. I was new to the country(not from EU) and being a foreigner and a new driver added to the dilemma of driving on job. I bought this Satnav for it's price and that I preferred it's display to the counterparts like tom-toms, etc. I have travelled many parts of England in past year and a half with this kit and as long as I know the post code, I have not had any issues driving to the destination.
Excerpt: "...maps as I go. The Navman isn't infallible and has made some small mistakes but mainly it's meant that journeys have been easier and on some regular trips it's found a faster alternative route. It does sometimes think that dual carriageways are motorways and it seems convinced there are permanent roadworks and a 30mph limit on the M42... But then if I could get the DVD navdesk part working on my computer it'd probably help! However, that's a problem ...
Pros: Easy to use straight out of the box .
Cons: Cables trailing over the car to power it for longer journeys
Excerpt: The s30 is an entry level satnav with a slightly cramped 3.5in display. The other two new models in the s series, the s50 and the s70, both boast larger screens. At the top right is an indicator showing how many more miles you will be staying on the same road, along with its name. The centre of the screen shows the street that you are on and your progress along it, while the roads you pass are displayed in a subdued grey with thinner lines.
Summary: Navman S30 3D Satellite Navigation Unit With UK & Ireland Mapping This was my first sat nav and I am pleased with it. It was fairly easy to get up and running and guided me through an unknown route very well. I had a bit of trouble with putting in adresses as it repeated it back OK but then didn't recognise it! The voice instructions are easy to hear and I like the fact that it repeats it. The downsides are firstly that there is NO instruction book in the box!
Summary: I've had the S30 for a couple of weeks and it is excellent for the price. Mostly takes me exactly to my chosen destination which I've found extremely useful when travelling on unlit and unmarked country lanes. The only down side I've found was when in the centre of Reading, Berkshire when it tried to send me down one-way streets on two occasions. Then it computes the route again and gets totally confused, repeatedly telling me to 'perform a u-turn when possible!
Extremely competent SAT NAV, but misses key features
Kindle Customer, Amazon
10 June 2008
Summary: Does all that it says it should do, very competently. Key features I miss are that it doesn't read out Street Names, maps cannot be updated/shared, and GPS takes a while to latch on after coming back from sleep. If you don't mind these, go right ahead. It's a good buy!
Summary: My first sat nav.I have used tomtom not much difference between the two.The s30 gives you a good SatNav for £30 + less than tom tom .Maps are up to date(new A8000 in Edinburgh shown)speed camera and red light cameras are fairly accurate .Im pleased with it :)
Summary: I have owned this model (my first Sat Nav) for six months and it is outstanding value. It works stright out of the box and has an easy to use touch screen with clear symbols that provide a host of useful functions such as nearest food/fuel/car parks etc plus essential stuff such as the current battery level, volume control (male/female options), choice of route options (quickest, shortest, motorway preference), fixed speed camera and road junction sites etc etc It really...
Summary: Ive owned the Navman S30 for over a month now and its helped me on several journeys within and outside Sheffield. If your looking for a first/cheap sat nav especially one you wont use often then this is the one i'd recommend. It has few draw backs. Only being able to work in UK/Ireland, the car charger was a bit fiddly to attach to the in car mount..