Top critical review
25 people found this helpful
Navman ICN750 Poor piece of equipment
on 10 November 2006
Having previously been a user of a Navman ICN650, I upgraded to the 750 product this year. BIG MISTAKE! I have to say the 650 was pretty damn faultless, I travel throughout Europe by car and drive around 40,000 miles a year and the 650 performed very well throughout the UK, France, Switzerland and Italy, achieving a success rate of I would say 95%. The 750 is a different story however. First of all forget the gimmicks such as the Navpix, it won't enhance the use whatsoever. It's just as simple to store your location in any satnav within a few clicks. In terms of practicality, I would give 3 out of 10. First of all the screen - wait for it guys - yes it's glossy!! and what does that mean? It means that the only time you can see it without reflections seriously obscurring the image is either a dull day or nightime, on a sunny day, forget it. The volume is sometimes quite inaudible. The suction cup rattles like crazy, and if you have a hard suspension this will drive you crazy!! And the mapping, not sure what's happend here, but sure as hell you'll need to take a map with you as backup.
In conclusion, forget the Navman. There is a myriad of choice out there, these chaps at Navman need to get their act together, it may look the biz, but in terms of practical, accurate everyday useage you may aswell have a nodding dog sitting on the dash.