Navman GPS

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 10:01
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Morning all!

Navman are running a trade-in at the moment, so you can trade-up to one of their S series machines (supposedly for the price of a map upgrade!)

I inherited a Navman icn 520 from my son recently and was very disappointed that I couln't update the maps in it, especially as the unit cost nearly $1000!

I'd welcome comments from the forum as to whether these upgrades are worthwhile.

Is the S series any good?
Is there one particular model that stands out eg S50 or S80?
Are the upgrade prices reasonable?

LES
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Reply By: DIO - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 11:03

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 11:03
If you haven't already done so, have a look at their web site for all the details Link
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Follow Up By: T-Ribby - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 11:22

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 11:22
Thanks DIO. I have a F20 and was wondering when they were going to provide a map update.
cheers
T.R.
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Follow Up By: Member - Leave_enough_space - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 14:07

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 14:07
DIO,

Thanks for the direction but I had already been there - that's how I knew about the trade-up!

I'd still like to know whether they are any good though - I am afraid I don't trust the b*** that companies use to describe their products - they usually have rose coloured glasses on. Much rather rely on hard won experience, hence my original post!

LES
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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 22:06

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 22:06
Dont know what the prices for maps for the new series are but I bought a set of Australian maps for a 520 last year and they cost me $250AU in the UK and were cheaper than buying from Navman direct.

Also the maps have to be initialised through the website to a particular unit and then wont work on any other unit.

Whereas Tom Tom maps can be upgraded by changing the map file on the card and if you know where to look are free( naughty naughty I know)
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Reply By: pradowolf - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 12:25

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 12:25
we have just done the upgrade from the 520 to the S30 for 179.00 if i am correct. Still waiting for the new unit.
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Follow Up By: Member - Shane D (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 17:05

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 17:05
I think you are right,
I just rang them and ask if I could trade in my 510, which is not working after I dropped it, deal still stands, trade the 510 on a S30 for $179, gotta be a good outcome.
Shane
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (FNQ) - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 17:33

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 17:33
Les
Just give the Navman to the Kids to play with , that's all thet're good for, and go get a Garmin,


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Follow Up By: howesy - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 17:45

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 17:45
What are you talking about my $1200 Navman has worked as many times as its been in for repair (barely) Waiting on it to come back from repair now the old 635 series they dont make any more and I have repair or replace with similar warranty extended waranty. been 2 weeks and heard nothing, waiting to see what they do with it.
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Follow Up By: Wetty - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 17:48

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 17:48
I'd go one better than that and get a Lowrance IWAY 600c. I move my LMS 525cdf out of the boat into the car, mind you I get a bit worried when you are driving in 5 metres of water according to the Navionic charts but! LOL
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Reply By: Member - Barry W (VIC) - Sunday, Mar 09, 2008 at 15:11

Sunday, Mar 09, 2008 at 15:11
I traded a iCN 635 for a S 50 as per Navman's special offer. The options are good but the screen cannot be read clearly in normal daylight dash mount. Screen washes out. Have contacted Navman but as yet no solution.
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