navman.? any good.

Submitted: Friday, Jan 07, 2011 at 13:16
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hi all.
bought a navman MY75t for the son for xmas pressie,3 days before xmas he pulls put of his car a tom tom he had just bought.So Im thinking of keeping the navman for myself.Question is are they easy to use ,can you load other maps onto it .eg shonky etc.It already has hemma 4wd tracks so can you load it with hemma maps.i havent even opened the box yet so if i want i can take it back to exchange for something else.
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Reply By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Friday, Jan 07, 2011 at 14:02

Friday, Jan 07, 2011 at 14:02
Gooday Sub,
I would keep it. From what I have seen they are a good unit, and yes you can install other maps etc. There are web sites that provide relavent info on how to etc.
If you don't want it, I would be willing to except a late Christmas
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Reply By: Sand Man (SA) - Friday, Jan 07, 2011 at 17:46

Friday, Jan 07, 2011 at 17:46
Most of the leading brands are relatively easy to use, but the accuracy of directions vary between devices, even ones of the same brand.

There was a topic on today/tonight a few days ago that gave ratings based on tests supposedly done.

1. TomTom
2. Garmin
3. Navman

The ability to upgrade maps at a reasonable cost was one of the main criteria.

I am probably biased as I have a TomTom Go 720 (now about four years old) but its performance, accuracy and upgrade ability leaves me with no desire to "upgrade" to something else.

I have even bought an after market battery and installed it, even though TomTom have no information on doing this.

The only negative I have found is that in upgrading to a new Australian Map (4 maps per year in the deal I subscribed to) the information saved in Favourites gets erased.
No big deal as I just keep a paper backup or re-enter the name/location details.


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Reply By: V8 Troopie - Friday, Jan 07, 2011 at 23:58

Friday, Jan 07, 2011 at 23:58
I'm happy with my MY75T which I bought just before Christmas. This is my first in car navigator and I specifically bought this unit because I also wanted an AV input to display the rear view camera - very few of these units have an AV input.

I have not yet loaded any maps onto it, there are loads of 4WD tracks already loaded but I have yet to check out how good the info is. Driving around Perth the MY75T has not got me lost, even if I deliberately ignore a correct turn the unit adjusts and displays the way to my destination from the present location.

Only gripe I have is the on - off - reset switch all in one, its too easy to reset the unit unintentionally.
Other feature I would like is a power on/off via ignition switch rather than reverting to the units internal battery when the ignition is turned off. One has to remember to turn the thing off when leaving the car for some time.
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Reply By: Sutto - Saturday, Jan 08, 2011 at 10:42

Saturday, Jan 08, 2011 at 10:42
having owned both navman and garmin units before I would never buy another navman. They just seem very slow to enter addresses and the like. Plus garmin have lifetime map updates atm on some units
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Sunday, Jan 09, 2011 at 07:19

Sunday, Jan 09, 2011 at 07:19
A Navman......Phttttt.

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