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I had a bit of trouble starting off with a city or area designation. Often the device’s idea of where my desired streets was differed from my own – garnered from the address as supplied by the resident. So when I entered an area then a street the street wasn’t found. Starting with the street name and scrolling through all iterations of that street told me this. To be fair this is not Navman’s problem but its data providers, but be warned, it may cause you the same frustration it caused me.
As usual there is a liberal POIs (Points Of Interest) database and you can incorporate these into trips. The spoken instructions never left me confused or unsure what to do next, and were delivered in good time. System volume was loud enough too. So no gripes there.
The car mounting kit left me a little nonplussed, though. It is made of three sections: the windscreen sucker, a section which holds the iCN 720 and a plastic nut that joins the two sections together. The nut comes completely away from the other two sections, and I nearly lost it under my car seat at one point. The iCN 720 can be swivelled any way you like thanks to a ball joint that holds the two main sections of the mount together, which is great.
The main problem is that the car mount is very small, which means the iCN 720 rests close to the windscreen. This may mean you find it difficult to reach if you have a large shelf above the steering wheel. In general I prefer swan-neck arrangements.
Like I said at the very start of this review, I have a soft spot for Navman. Certainly the iCN 720 performed well on test with the exception of finding streets as noted above, and the side buttons and wide screen display work together to make a very user friendly system. I wish Navman had chosen a different car mount, though, and I do struggle to see the point of NavPix.
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