TwoNav 7 GPS

Any body have a 'TwoNav 7' GPS unit (see here that can give me some feedback as to how it performs, screen readability etc. Real life reviews seem very limited.
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Reply By: workhorse - Friday, Oct 07, 2011 at 22:32

Friday, Oct 07, 2011 at 22:32
I would be interested to what people have to say about these, and other 7" units in relation to screen clarity during daylight use in vehicle. The gps units I have trialled, not this brand, seem to perform badly even with the highest screen resolution.

it appears you have to go back to a 5" screen to get a different touch screen type with high res (800x480) to get clarity.
I look forward to other's experiences.
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Reply By: PaulyT - Friday, Oct 07, 2011 at 23:29

Friday, Oct 07, 2011 at 23:29

You might be better off trying the GPS Australia Forum (

The guy that runs it also imports them and if your a member you get a discount. if I remember correctly.

From my own research, the screens (5", 6" 7") are no better than anyone else's, still difficult to read in strong sunlight. What twonav is about is the software. Some would stay it's the best there is for it's class. In Australia, is competitor would be oziexplorer.

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Reply By: Member - Brenton H (SA) - Saturday, Oct 08, 2011 at 08:12

Saturday, Oct 08, 2011 at 08:12
Thanks for your comments.
I had been to the GPS Aust forum and found very little factual info by way of pics, video, or first hand reviews which is why I thought I would try here.
His marketing does state "The TwoNav 7 is the best value for money on-road and off-road navigator that has a bright readable screen and high resolution 800x480 screen."
Its the 'bright readable' part I was interested in and the ability to input my rear camera (The quick specs provided however show the unit only has a Sirf 111 GPS while the latest is now Sirf V running 500Mhz CPU)
As far as I understand it the 'Twonav system' is just a front end user interface which allows both Raster off-road maps and Vector on-road maps to be active at the same time.
So far I haven't been able to even scare up a pic of the on road nav if any one out there has one of these and can comment on real world useage I would appreciate it
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Reply By: Member - Brenton H (SA) - Sunday, Oct 09, 2011 at 21:56

Sunday, Oct 09, 2011 at 21:56 is the answer from the gps Australia Forum:

"The current model has been a good model but is no longer available. We are waiting for a new model that has fantastic specifications but struggling for the reverse camera option. Thus, the TwoNav 7 is on hold until further notice. This goes for the TwoNav 5, 6 and Tablet (10"). We are looking at a semi-rugged tablet version for Dept. Conservations and FESA. "

So that's it I guess! We'll see what the future holds.
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Reply By: workhorse - Thursday, Oct 27, 2011 at 19:22

Thursday, Oct 27, 2011 at 19:22
Hi Brenton.
I have been trying to upgrade my 4.3'' generic Chinese gps unit to a larger, 5'',6'' or 7'' unit.
I have now trialled 2 x 5'' units, 2 x 6'' units and 3 x7'' units all with a view to assessing screen clarity in the car during daylight.
In ALL cases these screens (480x800 pixels) had the same high screen reflection that made it almost completely unusable. It appears it's not the screen pixels but the venal touch screen that is the culprit in screen reflection.
I have had long conversations with both local and overseas suppliers who all seem to quietly admit that all these screens have reflection problems.
I have tried sunshades and one type of anti glare screen with no real improvement.
Despite my searches and questions on 4wd and gps forums I am at a loss as to where to look/seek advice on screen reflections on these bigger units.
I watch with interest what you find.
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Follow Up By: Member - Brenton H (SA) - Thursday, Oct 27, 2011 at 21:06

Thursday, Oct 27, 2011 at 21:06
Hi Workhorse,
Sometimes I feel like giveing up but then I realize Garmin can produce a screen that's sunlight readable so why can't the others. The chinese screens are simply 'get what you pay for' but even so there is a wide disparity in priceing between these and the other commercial brands which aren't much better.
I mentioned in another thread that the navman 75 has a 5" screen that seemed reasonable in the car but had other problems (won't turn off when you turn the car off) but there is a new 5"' navman 'myescape' coming out soon which may be worth a look. Any screen larger than that appears to be a no go at this stage...or at least I can't find one. LET ME KNOW IF YOU DO.
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