Summary: this is the worst thing have ever bought.. just like a woman driver this woman inside my sat nav is cloose less. have been more lost with this thing.. waste of time if you need a sat nav thing stick to the best and spend little more and go for any of the tom toms..
Summary: I was pleased to receive my Navman S50 after my Navman S30 was stolen. Now the S30 was good. Very Good. But the S50 is even better. The larger screen is very easy to read in all light conditions and the layout of the on screen map and information is well thought out and so easy to read at a glance. Using the S50 to key in an address or postcode is simple and quick and the ability to save addresses provides all the functionality I will ever need.
If you can live with 50% reliability it's actually very good
I. Khaliq, Amazon
8 June 2011
Summary: I wish that I'd have known about the video review option and actually taken video footage. 50% of the time, this little number is fantastic. To be fair, the bluetooth is little better than some of the cheap clip-on sun visor products on the market....nobody on the other end of the 'phone can make out what you're saying, but for the money...it does the job and it enables you to stay using your 'phone legally.
Summary: I purchased this product almost 3 years ago and on some journeys it was reliable and got me there without too much trouble but on others it was horrendous. Taking me with a caravan over single track roads and miles out of the way (even having set it for Motorway preference) I would have gone had I been left to my own directions.
Summary: Bought S50 3D in Dec 2008 - ok for first year, then started to hang on start-up screen. Reinstalled software and then all ok for further 6 months. Now the same fault has happened but the device is not recognised by my PC and is effectively useless. When it was working it did a reasonably good job. But I expect it to last longer than 18 months so its replacement will not be another Navman!
Summary: Only buy from trusted sources to make sure you get the whole package including USB cable, Navdesk software and product code, never buy second hand. Without the software you wont be able to update the unit, patches galore, some of them up to 145mb, these are fixes for the onboard software not updates to maps etc, starting to get the picture? Without the cable you won't be able to apply the much needed updates.