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Can be problematic
on 24 April 2010
I'm sorry to have to say that [my original heading read "Avoid like the plague", but Navigon has managed to fix me up], because it really is a neat-looking device. Having used a Tom Tom set-up on a Palm TX PDA and liked it, I decided to treat myself to The Real Thing. I was swayed by the appearance and the fact that it was slender and fitted easily into a pocket, unlike the more bulbous Tom Tom models.
At first, all went well, except that the alleged touch screen is really a punch-really-hard-several-times-to-get-its-attention screen, and the fact that the street I really needed wasn't on it (I needed to replace a tyre on a rental car and the street was where its approved tyre replacement centre was located).
Then, when I really desperately needed it, it went bananas. I put in a destination and it insisted on taking me through the last few Km to my destination, even though I hadn't actually left home and there were 90Km between me and that destination. I kept trying, but got frustrated with the thing telling me "turn right in 100 metres" as I was hurtling down the Autobahn at 120, and manfully resisted the temptation to simply open the window and throw it out.
So I contacted Navigon and asked for help - and to date have heard precisely nothing. Thus, in my opinion, a big waste of money. Back to Tom Tom, bulges and all.
Update: Navigon eventually came back to me with a solution - which unfortunately didn't work...
Further update: The second suggestion also didn't work. Tom Tom is looking better all the time...
Yet further update: Finally a suggestion that worked, a reset to factory settings (it is not obvious how to do this). So, a reprieve from the bin. However, purchasers of an expensive device suchas this shouldn't have to jump through all these hoops.