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Insignia NS-CNV43 - GPS receiver - automotive

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Insignia NS-CNV43 - GPS receiver - automotive. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People are impressed by the usability and design. The screen and price also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the route planning and voice guidance.

price, screen, design, usability

performance, voice guidance, route planning

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Insignia NS-CNV43 - GPS receiver - automotive is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Insignia NS-CNV43 - GPS receiver - automotive

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Insignia NS-CNV43 - GPS receiver - automotive from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and screen. The price and performance also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive views about the voice guidance.

performance, price, screen, design

voice guidance

62% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Insignia NS-CNV43 Internet Connected GPS with Built-in Bluetooth 4.3-inch Touchscreen

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Insignia NS-CNV43

 

Didn't get the GPS you wished for during the holidays? Best Buy's private-label Insignia brand might not be top of mind when you go shopping, but its Insignia NS-CNV43 GPS navigation system is definitely worthy of consideration. It boasts a strong...

Bluetooth connectivity ; 4.3-inch touchscreen ; Text-to-speech conversion ; Real-time traffic and weather information ; Google Search and other Internet features

No lane guidance ; Can’t download information from a PC ; Short battery life ; Coolest features are subscription-based

The Insignia NS-CNV43 GPS navigation system delivers a strong feature set for its $200 price tag.

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Insignia NS-CNV43

 

As portable navigation device prices continue to tumble, manufacturers are scrambling to add new features to make their products stand out. Case in point: Best Buy's own Insignia NS-CNV43. It's a solid choice thanks to built-in Google connectivity and...

Good value. Touch screen features haptic feedback. Real-time traffic reports. Slick Google Search and Twitter integration. No ads

Sluggish. Small POI database with some search limitations. Monthly fees kick in after three months

Best Buy's Insignia NS-CNV43 is a solid bargain thanks to its always-on Google connectivity and low price, but it's not a particularly strong navigator otherwise.

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Insignia NS-CNV43 Internet connected GPS

 

The Insignia NS-CNV43 piqued our interest with its Internet-connectivity for live traffic, fuel prices, and other services; however, its claim of being the first ever GPS device with Twitter integration and the low price are what really excited us.

The Insignia NS-CNV43 offers real-time traffic, Google search for points of interest, and a host of other connected services through its cellular data connection. It's also the first GPS device to integrate Twitter. It has haptic feedback, which helps...

Slow booting, positioning, and routing somewhat sour the navigating experience. Its subscription fees for data service are expensive compared with the competition. The hands-free calling system is limited in functionality.

The Insignia NS-CNV43 offers advanced Internet-connected features that we like at a very competitive price, but its shaky implementation of key basic features and slow performance spoil the navigation experience.

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Insignia NS-CNV43 GPS

 

The Insignia NS-CNV43 is a GPS that offers your basic navigational features with a twist. What is the twist? Well, the twist comes in the form of Internet-connectivity, which brings with it several useful features.

When you search for POIs you could also find yourself getting a bit frustrated at the lag time. Then again, at its affordable price point, you really cannot expect the utmost in speedy performance

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I'm glad it was free

 

I've always been a Garmin fan, but this came free with a purchase at Best Buy On-Line. I was very disapointed. As long as GPS units have been out and as cheep as processing speed is, there is no reason for the slow responce of this unit. It has made me...

Large Screen and it was free from Best Buy

Slow to boot, Lockes up, gets lost

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"I'm glad it was free"

 

I've always been a Garmin fan, but this came free with a purchase at Best Buy On-Line. I was very disapointed. As long as GPS units have been out and as cheep as processing speed is, there is no reason for the slow responce of this unit. It has made me...

Large Screen and it was free from Best Buy

Slow to boot, Lockes up, gets lost.

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Nice features but disappointing GPS performance

 

I am very disappointed with the CNV43. I purchased it less then a week ago with realistic expectations of being a mid-level GPS. However, when I needed it to perform and get me to a location on time, it took me on a journey or didn't even know where...

Large screen, internet and bluetooth feautures, text to speech with road names, affordable price

Got me lost several times, couldn't navigate through Manhattan

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"Nice features but disappointing GPS performance"

 

I am very disappointed with the CNV43. I purchased it less then a week ago with realistic expectations of being a mid-level GPS. However, when I needed it to perform and get me to a location on time, it took me on a journey or didn't even know where...

Large screen, internet and bluetooth feautures, text to speech with road names, affordable price.

Got me lost several times, couldn't navigate through Manhattan.

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Nice features but disappointing GPS performance"

 

I am very disappointed with the CNV43. I purc... 

Large screen, internet and bluetooth feautures, text to speech with road names, affordable price

Got me lost several times, couldn't navigate through Manhattan

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Insignia NS-CNV43 Internet connected GPS

 

I am very disappointed with the CNV43. I purchased it less then a week ago with realistic expectations of being a mid-level GPS. However, when I needed it to perform and get me to a location on time, it took me on a journey or didn't even know where...

Large screen, internet and bluetooth feautures, text to speech with road names, affordable price

Got me lost several times, couldn't navigate through Manhattan

Product Specifications

2 million points of interest of Insignia NS-CNV43 guide you toward interesting and useful destinations. You can easily view and modify settings and functions day or night. Allow you to keep your eyes on the road while navigating with convenient voice guidance. Allow you to bypass congested roads for improved navigation. 3D map view capability makes navigation a snap. Provide alternate travel directions in the event of a deviation from the directions given.
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