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Navman iCN 500


Pocket-lint has reviewed the Navman iCN 550 GPS. They like the traffic information, petrol (gas) and parking button, as well as the easy to use interface. They didn’t like all of the wires placed on their dashboard and the implementation of the traffic information could have used some improvements. They have given it a 7 out of 10 rating.

With the traffic element, the Navman iCN 550 is a worthy satnav system. Add the traffic element to the offering and whilst expensive in the short run does become a compelling offering if you plan to use this over a couple of years. So why are we more enthused? It comes down to all those wires again.

For us the unit not only has to work, but it has to look good doing it, and the iCN550 just doesn’t look good when you’ve got a bunch of cables dangled across your dashboard. Wait 6 month and Navman will hopefully have solved the problems. Until then only mad scientists, early adopters and fans of Back to the Future’s DeLorean need only apply.

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  1. […] Other Navman devices have received similar mixed reviews such as the 7 out of 10 rating for the Navman iCN 500 and the 70% rating for the Navman iCN 320. Related Information:Navman iCN 550 GPSNavman iCN 500Navman iCN 520LandVoyage Online Mapping Company For Sale […]

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  2. I have a few Navman GPS’s and think they have some great properties. My last one was the iCN750 which I like very much. I just purchased a Garmin 760 and I like some features but do miss some that the Navman has. It’s a shame they pulled out of the US market. They will be miss – at least by me. I’ll be keeping all my Navman GPS unit too :) iCN510/520 works great on the motorcycle, old iCN630 is great for the work van, the iCN750 is in my SUV and I’m using the Nuvi 760 in my car.

    Andy - July 5th, 2008

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