Pros Inexpensive, average performance.
Cons Slow to acquire GPS, no text to voice, doesn't charge via USB
Summary I purchased this for $80 so expectations weren't too high. Unit functions OK with voice prompts for major highways but not street names.
I added the real-time traffic option for $60. When I received the kit I followed the instructions but the SD card wouldn't update. Called Delphi service and was told to send back original & upgrade SD cards at my own expense to them and they'd eventually send me new SD cards. I wasn't impressed that I had to be without the unit and send back hardware at my expense for their issue. Delphi customer service may be a problem.
Pros Plays AVI and MP3 files.
Cons Nav slow, vehicle adapter
Summary Delphi NAV tend to have vehicle adapter that is easily broken. If you go to their website you'll see the vehicle adapter is always out of stock. Which means that a lot of customers have experience their adapter breaking on them.
Pros Generally pretty accurate GPS
Cons Sketchy routes, awkward interfaces, pointless "extra features"
Summary Bottom line up front: it will get you from point A to point B, though not necessarily the way you would plan it yourself, and there are so many little issues along the way that it may not be an enjoyable experience.
I got started with GPS's in the Army, originally with the clunky "PLGR," then my first beat up old Magellan, then a Garmin E-Trex. I drive back and forth between Fort Drum, NY (about 30 miles from Canada) and New Jersey just about every weekend, and I like to have my GPS with me to track my progress and give me something to do. Apparently after hearing this my parents thought using a tiny hand held GPS with a monochrome screen was no good while driving, so for Christmas they got me a Nav200. Since then I've taken it with me all over the northeast and had mixed results.
My first impression was "I'm not going to like this," as the interface was probably supposed to be user friendly but just comes across as limiting. It starts up slow and takes a painfully long time to compute routes. Making routes with multiple waypoints is horrible - it recalculates the entire trip after every waypoint, so if you're unlucky enough to have, say, ten or fifteen planned waypoints (for example if you disagree with the Nav200's choice of routes and feel the need to plot your own), you'd best be a patient individual. The rest of the interface has some nice features here and there, but they get buried by annoying limitations. Little things, like the fact that the "you are here" arrow cannot be centered vertically but remains near the bottom of the screen at all times. In 3D view it's not an issue, but in map view if you happen to want to keep north pointing "up" and keep the map moving with you, good luck seeing what's ahead of you if you're going south. Another little thing - when you get rid of the buttons and additional info in map view it clears whatever view settings you were using and goes back to its default map zoom and orientation. Also, showing what direction North is but not where I'm going is a pet peeve for me. How hard is it to just display an azimuth? But those are little things, which should be easy to overlook depending on the quality of navigation, right?
Right. Unfortunately, the quality of navigation is a little sketchy. I'll say this for it: you'll get to where you're going, one way or another. Frequently it will fall into the "or another" part of that. Using it along routes I'm familiar with has led to some amusing alternates and scenic routes. Particularly amusing is the way the navigation spazzes out completely if you happen to use a road running along the outer fenceline of an Army post (NY Rt 26 along Fort Drum is like the Bermuda Triangle for this thing). The GPS itself is pretty accurate and seems to update quickly enough, but again there are little things that detract from the whole. For example, if it wants you to make two or three turns in succession within a few hundred feet of each other, you had better make sure you know you're getting onto the right roads because the graphic will keep moving on the Nav200's ideal route for the first few seconds after you take a wrong turn. Once it catches up it recalculates very quickly, which is nice, but again the choice of routes is sometimes a bit suspect. Another very minor thing that just bugs me is the fact that apparently the altitude can't change by more than three feet per updated frame. Depending on how quickly the data is refreshing this can again make for some amusing and unreal data. Driving through the Poconos comes to mind - as I was driving along a ridge my altitude continued to rise, one yard at a time. If you rapidly crest a hill and then start coming back down your altitude may continue to rise until it finally hits the plateau you were and only then starts to drop. Minor, but it detracts overall.
Lastly, the "special features." I guess the intent was to allow the system to do double duty as a portable MP3 / video player and dismountable, walking GPS. The first assumption you need to make about a product like this is that the battery life will be long enough to support extended use away from a power supply. Maybe it's just because I always run mine off the adapter in my truck, but on the rare occassion when I try to run it off the internal batteries I'm lucky if I get 30 minutes of use out of it. The second problem with the extras is that you can't use them while navigating. This comes up for me every time I stop for gas. I like to calculate my gas mileage every tank, so there's a little math to do. I like the little calculator on the Nav200, but I have to leave navigation to use it, and I don't usually feel like waiting another five minutes while it re-plans the route when I'm done.
So overall, a good GPS with average route planning and an interface that needs work. I got it as a gift and I didn't run out and exchange it (though at times I wish I had), but it's definitely not the system I'd choose for myself.
Pros map ur india...
Cons this is starting so there r some cons
Summary It is the starting of new innovatiotns,after time by time this will improve and i think this is the new innovative way to map India....
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"I am very pleased with my Nav200 - Great Product - Great Preformance- Very Accurate"on by 1007biel
Pros Easy to use, great price, very accurate.
Cons Sometimes certain sceens get a little too crowded with local points of interest.
Summary I highly recommend this unit to anyone that wants an inexpensive basic GPS system. This is my only experience with a GPS so I don't have anything to compare it to, but I can't imagine needing anything more from a GPS. My wife and I just finished a 1500 mile road trip and we went to places we probably wouldn't have attempted to go if it had not been for the proven accuracy and dependability of our NAV200. If you don't need ( or want ) all the bells and whistles, buy the NAV200, you won't be sorry !