TeleType WorldNav 3100
The TeleType WorldNav 3100 has been released and is the successor to the WorldNav 3000 XL. The WorldNav 3100 includes many features of more expensive GPS navigation systems but at a price less than other similarly equipped GPS systems.
The WorldNav 3100 includes text to speech capabilities so it can speak street names. Navigation is displayed on a 3.5 inch touch screen. Maps of the USA come pre-installed on the WorldNav 3100 via an SD card.
Like the 3000 XL, the TeleType WorldNav 3100 can play MP3 music files, however the 3100 goes further with multimedia capabilities by including a photo viewer and a video player. Hopefully the speaker in the new WorldNav 3100 is improved over the older 3000 XL which didn’t produce very good sound quality.
The POI database is also larger than many other GPS navigation systems holding 12 million POIs including phone numbers of those POIs. You can also search for businesses by phone number or address with the “Premium” edition. A video demo is available here.
The WorldNav 3100 includes the SiRF Star III chipset so GPS accuracy and startup time should be fantastic. The 3100 comes with a car power adapter, USB cable for syncing, windshield and dashboard mount, and a carrying case.
The 3100 does not come with Bluetooth compared to other full featured GPS navigation systems however the low price more than makes up for the lack of that advanced feature.
Program updates are free for only 90 days. This is different than most manufacturers who offer firmware updates free of charge.
The WorldNav 3100 comes in two editions, a “Deluxe” version which comes with a 1 GB SD card and 3 million POIs for $399 and a “Premium” edition which includes a 2 GB SD card, 12 million POIs, and the ability to find businesses by phone number or address for $459.
Overall the TeleType WorldNav 3100 should be a good GPS navigation system for someone who would like a photo and video player but doesn’t need Bluetooth functionality. There are few other devices which can match the combination of features and price of the WorldNav 3100.