Navigon http://www.stuff.tv/navigon/reviews en-GB Navigon 70 Premium http://www.stuff.tv/navigon/navigon-70-premium/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A svelte sat-nav packed with the latest tech for a decent price </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="798" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/navigon-70-premium.jpg?1364298738" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="348" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Navigon70Hands1.jpg?1364298738" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="298" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Navigon70Hands2.jpg?1364298738" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Faced with stiff competition from mobile sat-nav apps, hardware equivalents are having to up their game. Take the Navigon 70 Premium for example: it's squeezed European maps, motion sensor technology, voice control, Bluetooth connection and 3D landscapes into a very slim case. The chrome details, lacquered plastic body and widescreen display will lend any dashboard a touch of class. </p> <p><strong>Easy to handle</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £180.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Not only does this sat-nav work well, it looks fantastic and won’t break the bank, either</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/navigon-70-premium </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/navigon/navigon-70-premium/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/navigon/navigon-70-premium/review#comments 70 Premium Navigon Sat-nav Fri, 01 Jul 2011 16:06:00 +0000 Tony Horgan 416865 at http://www.stuff.tv Navigon 20 Easy http://www.stuff.tv/navigon/navigon-20-easy/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Navigon’s most accessible satnav has a solid feature list. But can it hold its own as the smartphone looms? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/navigon-main.jpg?1364298809" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £80.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">6 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Navigon 20 Easy vs TomTom Start 20 Europe </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>If the thought of a owning a feature-packed satnav gets you excited, but handing over hundreds of pounds for the privilege doesn’t, then take a look at this. At £80, the Navigon 20 Easy is the cheapest in the Navigon range, undercutting the similar TomTom Start 20 Europe by £20 – but it still has the bullet points on its box that you’d expect to see. The unit is just 16.9mm wide and 98mm long, but manages to incorporate a lithium battery and 3D European maps.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Navigon-20-easy-hands-on-1.jpg?1364298809" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Navigon 20 Easy - software </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Cast your eyes further down the list and you’ll see active lane assist, traffic information, speed camera locations and a pedestrian navigation option are all packed inside the Navigon, too. But cast an eye on the 20 Easy’s exterior and things are less impressive - there are no shiny plastics or chrome details here. However, at this end of the range, functionality plays a bigger part than aesthetics. So, does it do the job?</p> <p>Like the more expensive units in the Navigon range, the 20 Easy comes with an effective windscreen suction mount, making the assembly and set-up of the satnav really quick and simple.</p> <p>Unfortunately, though, that’s where quick and simple stops. As the physical size of the unit shrinks, so does Navigon’s usually brilliant interface, in order to cater for a smaller display. The first screen gives the option to search for a new destination, pull up a saved one or takes you to a pre-saved home address and the maps and menus are quick to appear. But you’ll only experience this slick software if you manage to press any of the buttons. The individual letter keys are particularly problematic for anyone with fingers.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/Navigon-20-easy-hands-on-2.jpg?1364298809" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Navigon 20 Easy - screen </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The small screen continues to hamper the 20 Easy on the move. Even with its ‘maximised map’ feature helping to make the most of the limited space, information about time, speed and points of interest are hard to read at a glance. The routing and street layouts are much simpler to understand thanks to Navigon’s use of colour and 3D, but the more time you spend peering at the screen trying to decipher information, the less time you're spending on avoiding pedestrians.</p> <p>Ultimately the Navigon 20 Easy is exactly what you would expect for £80. It performs to a good standard, but is held back by the size of its screen. As a pedestrian navigation tool it works much better, yet with the closest TomTom competitor sporting a bigger screen – and with free apps like Google Navigation on smartphones left, right and centre, the Navigon 20 Easy will have a job competing.</p> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While the Navigon 20 Easy is cheap, it doesn’t offer a particularly pleasant user experience and has multiple free smartphone navigation apps breathing down its neck</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/navigon-20-easy </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/navigon/navigon-20-easy/review#comments 20 Easy Navigon Sat-nav Tue, 08 Feb 2011 09:00:00 +0000 Stephen Graves 418379 at http://www.stuff.tv Navigon 8450 Live http://www.stuff.tv/navigon/navigon-8450-live/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Navigon&#039;s flagship 8450 Live is the sat-nav that does it all, but how many new ways do you need to get directions? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="570" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Navigon8450.jpg?1364298977" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It’s a not completely unfathomable fact that sat-navs often mirror the car they’ve been bought to navigate. TomToms are often found on the dashboards of company Audis, the <a href="http://stuff.tv/News/Unboxing-Garmin-Nuvi-3790T/14712/" target="_blank">Garmin nuvi 3790T</a> looks at home in the Toyota Prius, and anything by RAC is more likely behind the directions of an estate on the school run.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £370.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More than a sat-nav, but not as responsive as we’d expect from a top-end device </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/navigon-8450-live </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/navigon/navigon-8450-live/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/navigon/navigon-8450-live/review#comments 8450 Live Navigon Sat-nav Thu, 12 Aug 2010 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 14911 at http://www.stuff.tv Navigon 7310 http://www.stuff.tv/navigon/navigon-7310/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This stylish widescreen sat-nav has some of the finest software trickery we’ve seen. But is it a TomTom-beater? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="2151" height="1487" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/navigon-7310-europe.jpg?1364299516" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>There’s a trend at the moment for big, high-design sat-nav, but the Navigon 7310 doesn’t follow it. Other Navigon models do, of course, like the <a href="http://stuff.tv/Review/Navigon-8110/" target="_blank">8110</a> that we’ve already tested and the upcoming <a href="http://stuff.tv/News/Navigon-8410-satnav-with-Freeview-due-September/12859/" target="_blank">8410</a>. </p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £300.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Stylish and sophisticated, the 7310 shows that Navigon is the sat-nav company to threaten TomTom’s UK dominance </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/navigon-7310 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/navigon/navigon-7310/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/navigon/navigon-7310/review#comments 7310 Navigon Sat-nav Fri, 28 Aug 2009 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 13121 at http://www.stuff.tv Navigon 8110 http://www.stuff.tv/navigon/navigon-8110/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Navigon may be new to the UK, but the 8110 looks to have what it takes to draw blood from established rivals </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="792" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/2000x2000038_navigon_8450_R_FS_LiveServices_WeatherLive_D.jpg?1364299769" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Navigon has got some cojones, entering into the saturated UK sat-nav market after most manufacturers have consolidated or shipped out. </p> <p>It already has a wide range of products on sale here, but the high-end 8110 has a couple of talking points that might just see it get on people’s Christmas lists this year.</p> <p><strong>Full metal front</strong></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £390.00 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A solidly built sat-nav with snazzy 3D smarts, but can’t quite match the class leaders </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/navigon-8110 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/navigon/navigon-8110/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/navigon/navigon-8110/review#comments 8110 Navigon Sat-nav Thu, 20 Nov 2008 06:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 11268 at http://www.stuff.tv Navigon PNA http://www.stuff.tv/navigon/navigon-pna/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Navigon PNA is a compact sat-nav complete with orange backlit keys and a bike mount </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="500" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/f88c9111eeb49d0cc6a38768d7e76b0d_1.jpg?1367408389" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The PNA – Pure Navigation Assistant, in case you were wondering – is a neat device, an embodiment of the Teutonic roots of Navigon.</p> <p>The pleasant looks, softly orange backlit keys and compact size make the PNA suitable for the most suave of cars. The only problem is that the windscreen mount is embarrassingly wobbly; the long, flexible arm maintains road vibration like a well-tuned guitar string. But without the note.</p> <p>Easy to use, intuitive and quick to respond</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £450.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">8 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Decent software drives the Pure Navigation Assistant close to top marks, but the poor fitting kit unfortunately lets it down</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/navigon-pna </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/navigon/navigon-pna/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/navigon/navigon-pna/review#comments Navigon PNA Sat-nav Tue, 10 Oct 2006 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 209 at http://www.stuff.tv