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Navigon 5100 3.5 Inch Portable Gps Navigator

Reviewing: Navigon 5100  |  Rating:
By orangewalkman on
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The Navigon 5100 does look nicer than Garmin 350 that I own. The mount design is exceptional as compared to most of the GPS unit in the market now. The 2D/3D features for navigation is a very advance feature that I like. However, the speaker sound is too low even the level is already at maximum. I could not hear it properly even though it is pretty quiet in the car. One way to go around the problem is to hook it up to my car stereo system but it is much of a hassle. The next problem is that the keys are still a little small for my fingers given that the screen is only 3.5". And they only use the right half of the screen to enter keys. I however do like how they use the other half of the screen to display possible options as you are typing in the text. The Garmin 350 is a 4.3" screen and uses almost the entire screen for the keyboard. Another problem with Navigon is the user interface is slow and slow to update. The point-of-interest system is not as good as the Garmin because it does not recognize a lot of retail stores and well-known retailers. All in all, I still prefer to stick to the not-so-cool Garmin 350.