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Date Registered: 02-2004
Location: Panania, Sydney
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Last Thursday I took up Strathfield Car Radio's offer (ends end of this month!) of a free Motorola RAZR V3 phone (for Clare, to replace her old Nokia phone/contract) while I chose the free Navman ICN330 SatNav (which is one of the freebie options available when you buy the phone - pretty damn good for a GPS they're selling separately for $350!).

So the Navman ICN330 is probably a pretty basic voice-nav GPS, but it also has recalculated routes if you go wrong (tried it out Thursday arvo while I was driving around for work).

It's a breeze to use right out of the box without even looking at the instructions and never having used a GPS before.

Now that I've had a play with it (trip to Oberon over the long weekend) I've realised some features I'd like to have that it doesn't. Even though it comes with separate flash-card (SD?) storage, I don't know if it's possible to reprogram it with different maps and/or different software to do what I want it to do. I could sell it on eBay and put the money towards a GPS with features I want emoticon

It does display GPS co-ordinates on a main screen (with number of satellites accessed), but back on the map screen it only shows street names of what is available in a standard (WhereIs.com) street directory. So it doesn't have accurate (local) names once it comes to some country roads, and some of the smaller creeks and rivers didn't exist on it, and it doesn't have many unsealed side-road names, and definitely doesn't have any state forest roads - not even just tracks without names (which would at least be slightly handy if you're trying to find your way out of one!). I'd like one that has these extra details. You can save different destination/routes using street names, but I don't think it's capable of storing actual GPS co-ordinates as waypoints/route info. This would be another feature I'd like. I've seen on some of the fancier/more expensive GPS units that they have topographic data etc on their screens; while this can get cocnfusing it can be useful information.

I guess for free, I can't complain, but now I have had the opportunity to use one, I know what features I'm after, and wont necessarily get a salesman trying to sell me a $1000+ unit I'm not going to use all the features of!


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Date Registered: 02-2008
Location: North Maclean Qld
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Hi everyone,

Navman has brought out the latest range as platinum and was wondering if anyone has brought one at all and could give me their thoughts on the gps units.

Regards Scot

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