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Binatone G500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 reviews of Binatone G500. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and performance. The screen and price are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the maps, and there are some critical reviews about the reliability.

usability, price, screen, performance, size

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Binatone G500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 63/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Binatone G500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Binatone G500 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 1.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the size. The durability also gets good opinions, but there are some mixed views about the maps and usability. There are some negative views about the performance and reliability.

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price, reliability, performance

21% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Binatone G500 5-Inch Satellite Navigation with UK and ROI MappingBinatone G500 5-Inch Satellite Navigation with UK and ROI Mapping

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Geoffrey (homebase.co.uk)

Binatone G500 Black 5in

 

The Binatone G500

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Rob (reevoo.com)

Binatone G500 UK

 

Large screen, cheap

Freezes up if you go off track, maps are at least 2 years out of date, take ages to find a satelite link, when it eventually does realise you're lost it takes ages to recalcualte, not easy to see in bright sunllight.

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Binatone G500 UK

 

none

did not work from day one

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: Sarah (reevoo.com)

Binatone G500 UK

 

Very straight forward to use. Good sized screen. Good value for money.

Volume doesn't go loud enough to hear it clearly over the noise of the engine and stereo, (particularly on the motorway) but then I have quite an old car! The spoken directions sometimes don't use the words 'turn' and 'bear' correctly - for example it...

Sep, 2011

Consumer review by: John (reevoo.com)

Binatone G500 UK

 

Easy to use and OK for me. Large easy on the eye screen. Accurate arrival point to within a few yards. Sticks rigid to windscreen, also clear instructions given throughout

A bit late in telling you to turn off motorways, for example, "200 yards till turn off" is far too late, as when you receive this message you have passed the bulk of the slip road area, which means you may need to comprimise safety when turning off to...

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: sue (argos.co.uk)

not good

 

if you require a sat nav to tell you when the speed cameras are and what speed to do then this is the one if you want one to tell you where to go dont bother because the sat nav doesnt

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Simpson (argos.co.uk)

Very good product

 

very good product easy to set up and a good sat nav to use very clear

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: Jay (argos.co.uk)

Not Bad -

 

first time i've purchased one and used one - easy to use however better off watching the road on the screen than following directions from voice as stay left tends to mean turn left and therefore you could quite often miss your turning. On the whole...

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: kenny (argos.co.uk)

The G500

 

A great little helper for any moterist its my first satnav and its aesy to use and understand.

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: shaz (argos.co.uk)

fab purchase.

 

found this sat nav very easy 2 use and understand..nice and slim..very happy with it..

Jul, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes

Camera

Built-in camera: No

Design

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Handheld/Fixed

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:5
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y
Widescreen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Power source type:Battery

GPS Performance

Antenna:Internal
Channels quantity:30

GPS Type

Auto: Yes
Aviation: No
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt): No
Golf: No
Marine (chartplotters, sounders): No
Outdoor (hiking, trekking): No
Sport (fitness, running): No
Truck: Yes

Map

Map coverage:Ireland, United Kingdom, Western Europe
Maps included: Yes

Memory

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal memory type:DDR2
Internal RAM:64
RAM capacity:64
Storage media type:Flash

Navigation

3D landmarks: Yes
Traffic Message Channel (TMC): No
Voice commands: Yes

Networking

Bluetooth: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Power

Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Power source type:Battery

Processor

Built-in processor:SiRFatlasIII
Processor:SiRFatlasIII
Processor frequency:348
Processor model:SiRFatlasIII

Software

Operating system installed:Windows CE 5.0

Technical Details

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Handheld/Fixed
Languages support:Multi

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.512
Height:3.39
Weight:6.91
Width:5.31