Navigon

 

Anybody know of any of the Navigon line of products that will accept coordinates? I have e-mailed them, and asked specifically about the 2200T, and they replied that it will not allow coordinates input. Also, any comments about this brand will be appreciated.

Thanks in advance....... Joel

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I've seen these in some

I've seen these in some stores and even the salesperson didn't know much about them. The Navigon was the only one not "plugged" in so you could see how it worked. So I bought the Garmin instead.

No Knowledge

I have also found that salespeople generally know very little about these units. Perhaps you can access applicable User Manuals from the manufacturer's website.

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RKF (Bethesda, MD) Garmin Nuvi 660, 360 & Street Pilot

Thanks

rkf wrote:

I have also found that salespeople generally know very little about these units. Perhaps you can access applicable User Manuals from the manufacturer's website.

Thanks. Even their web site is scant on information, and the only documentation available for each model is the "easy set up" type of manual. It's almost like they are trying to intentionally hide what their products are capable of.

Joel

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"Sometimes, when I look at my children, I wish I had remained a virgin". Lillian Carter (Mother of Jimmy Carter)

I am surprised that

PaintballCFO wrote:
rkf wrote:

I have also found that salespeople generally know very little about these units. Perhaps you can access applicable User Manuals from the manufacturer's website.

Thanks. Even their web site is scant on information, and the only documentation available for each model is the "easy set up" type of manual. It's almost like they are trying to intentionally hide what their products are capable of.

Joel

DP alias BD hasn't weighed in, you might send him a message. In the past he has been quite high on Navigon. I expected a reply from him... (Bobdee)

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Me too...

Thanks Gary. I thought I'd hear from him also. When I did not, I did shoot him a private message. I seem to remember seeing a thread where he raved about his Navigon. I don't want one if none of their line will accept coordinates.

Joel

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This isn't regarding the 2200t but...

it is about the navigon...

arrow http://www.poi-factory.com/node/15418

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sorry for the delay

Hey guy's
Since the Navigon Family is a Windows CE OS, it allows you to run other programs along with the GPS software. I bout my 2100 last Black Friday and paid 99.00 with liftime traffic and have since added the fresh maps upgrade to it. along with the below. I must admit I have switched to my garmin for everyday use. The navigon loaded with below is a very very good GPS. My kid use's it now.

I have a 2100, running thirs party software below:

POI-Warner to input POI files
Glopus for coordinates

Here is a 2100 manual

http://navigonusa.com/_pdf/manual/Manual_2100_2120_English.p...

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Thanks

Thanks Bob. I never heard of Glopus, but if it won't allow for input of coordinates "on the fly", it wouldn't be what I'm looking for. I have a Nuvi 750 but was impressed with the UI and graphics of the Navigon. I thought if it had similar features to the Nuvi, I'd get one and give the Nuvi to my son.

Joel

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"Sometimes, when I look at my children, I wish I had remained a virgin". Lillian Carter (Mother of Jimmy Carter)

to much?

Joel The lane assit will blow your mind, it is truly awesome. I have ebay snipe in place for a Nuni750 for $222.00 it ends at noon tomorrow.

Do you like the 750, hor are the features, Blue tooth, FM transmitter ect? Over all grade?

I am selling my c550 wit a fresh 13 month traffic subscription to go wit it along with 2009 maps, I'm asking 220.00 for it, do you thinks that an Okay price with those extras?

Bob

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Thanks

Good luck with the e-bay purchase (if it holds). Lots of horror stories on buying GPS off auction sites. I love the 750, but be aware that it does not have Bluetooth, or traffic. For the price, and the features, I'd rate it an 8 out of 10. Be sure to review this thread for recent problems cropping up because of firmware upgrades. http://www.poi-factory.com/node/17208

I too am suffering some of the problems associated with the 4.0 and 4.1 upgrades. There is a time delay in voice instructions when using TTS. When using non-TTS, the instructions are dead on.

Like most of Garmin's products with the FM transmitter, it is rather weak. If you live outside a metro area, it will probably work fine, but if you live in a metro area, the FM band is so crowded that it's very difficult to keep the GPS signal. Lots of folks that want to play their MP3s simply find that they have to buy the tape drive input device and connect the Nuvi to it. I have an AUX input jack in my car, so I can just plug into it.

$220 sounds about right for the 550 with the add-ons.

Thanks again for the help with the Navigon......

Joel

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"Sometimes, when I look at my children, I wish I had remained a virgin". Lillian Carter (Mother of Jimmy Carter)

Navigon

Navigon is right up there as regards GPS sales behind Garmin, Tom Tom and Magellan. They have done a lot of innovative stuff - like lane assist, lifetime traffic, Zaggat guides etc. When I bought my nuvi 200, the Navigon was about ten bucks cheaper but I am glad I bought my nuvi because it's so simple to use.

My wife is considering purchasing a Navigon ... and I must admit the newer units are REALLY good. Not as user friendly as a Garmin but then it has so many things thrown in that you pay a hefty premium for on the Garmin - e.g. lane assist, text to speech, traffic etc.

Personally, I will stick with my Garmin and am hoping to get the 755T when it comes out next month. But Nagigon should not be discounted because their units are coming along in leaps and bounds ... and it's not going to be long before they are #3 in GPS behind Garmin and Tom Tom.

Food for thought ...

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Already better that Garmin Nuvi models

Once they add custom POI's to the GPSr line so you don't have to use POI-Warner, then they will probably move into number one ahead of Garmin. They are already better GPSr's over Nuvi's for the money with all the options you get.
Make sure you watch Black Friday after Thanksgiving this year for the best pricing and new models.
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Bob

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Not quite

I own 2 navigons and 2 garmins.

Navigon has had big problems with basic mapping. There are corrections available you can install but they don't come from Navigon and require you to be able to find and delete certain files and copy new ones or edit the programming.

That said, once you do it the display on interstates is very good, espically the reality view. Speed alerts are built into the maps. Map updates can be had for less than $20 for 3 years so once they fix the programming it could be a much better gps.

Down side is not being able to add custom POIs. No MP3 or Audible book format support on some models.

The garmin menu is much easier.

You can use custom POI's on Navigon's, with POI-Warner

mgreen2 wrote:

I own 2 navigons and 2 garmins.

Navigon has had big problems with basic mapping. There are corrections available you can install but they don't come from Navigon and require you to be able to find and delete certain files and copy new ones or edit the programming.

That said, once you do it the display on interstates is very good, espically the reality view. Speed alerts are built into the maps. Map updates can be had for less than $20 for 3 years so once they fix the programming it could be a much better gps.

Down side is not being able to add custom POIs. No MP3 or Audible book format support on some models.

The garmin menu is much easier.

What big problems are you speaking of with mapping?
are you talking about adding hacks and tweaks to the open architecture of the software?

I also own Navigon and Garmin GPSr's. I do use POI-warner on the Navigon. I get my files right from here for my redlight and all other custom poi's for My Navigon. No MP3 or Audible book format support on some models, Hmmmm I do believe some Nuvi's have this same situation.

What I said was once POI-warner is no longer needed, hands down it's a better GPSr over the whole Nuvi line.

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Bob

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Navigon mapping

I have 2 Navigon 2100s I bought for my kids.

The Navigons have very strange and severe mapping errors in some locations. Read the posts on gpspassion.com forums. I saw it literally try to take me in circles on an interstate exit.

I've bought the map updates but haven't installed it yet so not sure if they fixed them or not.

I changed to the software hacks others had developed after I bought them and it fixed the problems. Some people would not want/be able to edit the software code. I never tried POI warner as it was too much trouble/expense just to be able to install POIs.