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.