Navman ICN750 In Car GPS Satellite Navigation
Written by Father Figure
November 17, 2006
TEST Reviewer: C. Taylor-Coe
Having previously been a user of a Navman ICN650, I upgraded to the 750 product this year. BIG MISTAKE! I have to say the 650 was pretty damn faultless, I travel throughout Europe by car and drive around 40,000 miles a year and the 650 performed very well throughout the UK, France, Switzerland and Italy, achieving a success rate of I would say 95%. The 750 is a different story however. First of all forget the gimmicks such as the Navpix, it won't enhance the use whatsoever. It's just as simple to store your location in any satnav within a few clicks. In terms of practicality, I would give 3 out of 10. First of all the screen - wait for it guys - yes it's glossy!! and what does that mean? It means that the only time you can see it without reflections seriously obscurring the image is either a dull day or nightime, on a sunny day, forget it. The volume is sometimes quite inaudible. The suction cup rattles like crazy, and if you have a hard suspension this will drive you crazy!! And the mapping, not sure what's happend here, but sure as hell you'll need to take a map with you as backup.
In conclusion, forget the Navman. There is a myriad of choice out there, these chaps at Navman need to get their act together, it may look the biz, but in terms of practical, accurate everyday useage you may aswell have a nodding dog sitting on the dash.
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Travel through your world by using real pictures in a revolutionary new way to navigate.
The Navman iCN 750’s innovative GPS navigation lets you identify destinations as pictures, rather than just names, letting you define your world as you see it. You can then integrate the geo-tagged images with the pre-loaded maps on its 4GB hard disk, which also ensures you have plenty of room to store your NavPix™. And then simply select an image as your destination or a point en route.Our top-of-the-range iCN 750 also includes our latest GPS navigation software, ensuring reliable and accurate navigation to your chosen destination, as well as an intuitive display and high visibility widescreen.
Picture perfect navigation
As you can use the Navman iCN 750 to take your own geo-tagged pictures (as well as import other NavPix™ images), you will always know what to expect at your destination, so no more relying on hazy memories or badly described locations. Your NavPix™ images integrate seamlessly with the pre-installed European maps on the iCN 750, so you can choose how you want to follow your route. You can also import your own geo-referenced pictures, letting you build up an image library to use with the iCN 720’s advanced GPS navigation software. What’s more, the state-of-the-art 4” widescreen lets you easily follow your chosen route – or you can listen to road-specific voice guidance instead.
Making life easier
The iCN 750 includes Fuel and Park buttons as standard to give you an easy way to find the nearest petrol station or parking facility. There is also the Home button to automatically plan your route home at the touch of a button. And if you do make a wrong turn or miss a manoeuvre, the Back-on-Track™ software puts you back on your right route automatically, ensuring that the best route is calculated without having to do anything.
Real-time traffic updates
The iCN 750 integrates with the optional Traffic Module which delivers real-traffic updates directly to your Navman. You will then know in advance about any problems on your route and automatically recalculate your route if you want. Furthermore, once you have bought the Traffic Module, there are no additional subscriptions for the traffic updates.
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