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Navigon 5100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 302 reviews of Navigon 5100. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and design. The price and performance are also appreciated. There are mixed opinions on the route planning and reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Navigon 5100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 187 user reviews of Navigon 5100 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on People really like the size and design. The price and performance are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed views about the durability and route planning. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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72% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Navigon 5100 3.5-Inch Portable GPS NavigatorNavigon 5100 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator with Text-to-Speech and Lifetime TrafficNavigon 5100 Max Large Touchscreen GPS Traffic

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Bonnie Cha (

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Though it'll be tough to stand up to the big boys such as TomTom and Garmin, the Navigon 5100 has a fighting chance by offering some useful navigation features that go beyond the basic turn-by-turn directions. First, there's a traffic receiver...

The sleek Navigon 5100 has an integrated traffic receiver with subscription-free traffic service. There's also a lane assistant function for optimal routing and text-to-speech functionality.

The 5100's screen is on the smaller side, and it's slow to get a satellite fix. The design of the vehicle mount may not fit everyone's personal taste.

The Navigon 5100 offers drivers a number of useful navigation tools beyond basic driving directions; we just wish it had a larger screen and a slightly lower price tag.

Sep, 2007

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Navigon 5100 (Traffic Performance) - Review of the Navigon 5100 (Traffic Performance)


Free lifetime traffic info is not enough to redeem this over-priced GPS navigator.

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Expert review by: Rich Owings (

Navigon 5100 review


The Navigon 5100 is Navigon's first generation mid-range GPS device. It features lifetime traffic, Zagat ratings and the reality view / lane assist feature for major highway interchanges, as shown above. It also has a 3.5" touch screen, maps of the...

Oct, 2008

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Navigon 5100


The Navigon 5100 sure looks nice, with a glossy black design, but there is much more to this GPS unit than good looks. In fact, the Navigon 5100 has all the features you need in a GPS device, and then some. It's one of the best deals you'll find...

The Navigon 5100 is proof that you don't have to pay a lot to get great features and good service. The Navigon 5100 is a perfect choice for anyone who wants to make their excursions quicker and easier

Expert review by: Jonathan Bray (

Navigon 5100 Sat-Nav


With so many devices now offering GPS navigation, can Navigon's 5100 system find its way through the competition and into your car?

But the 5100 doesn't stop there. Another advantage it offers over PDA or phone navigation is an integrated TMC receiver. This receives traffic incident information over FM and it does so pretty successfully too, without the need for extra messy wires...

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: Shelby (

I wish I had never bought this!


I like touch screen

It does not route the shortest way.

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: LAShae (

DON'T BUY THE NAVIGON - heed my warning


Free Lifetime Traffic Service


May, 2008

Consumer review by: Selom (

Great Product


Excellent product for the money and I will recommend it to all my friends.

Ready and easy to use right out of the box. All needed accessories are enclosed and it has great features. When the basic settings are done properly, this product is very easy to use. Live traffic updates helps in route mapping, have avoided go slows...

Nothing serious, volume is a bit low sometimes

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: Rick (

Navigon 5100


Overall I am quite pleased with this unit. I was most interested in the no-added cost traffic display and subsequent reroute funtion tied too it. Works well even without antenna here in Seattle. Unit routed us around stopped traffic on two occasions...

Crisp, clear display ; Good voice quality with most prompts coming well ahead of time ; Traffic alerts and rerouting can save time and money ; Design ; Quick rerouting when you get off intial course

3.5" Display can get crowded if all screen options are selected. Text can be small from a distance ; Menus take some getting used to in order to find all options and features ; Night/Day back lighting could be automatic ; No direct input of stores,...

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: Jaysen (

Don't do it


Please, please, don't do this to yourself! It's the worst one I've ever seen or used.

The mounting system - it's nice, you can put this terrible unit just about anywhere you please. The reality view is neat. Traffic is a feature it has.

Where to begin... First it's slow, slow, slow. It takes forever to enter an address, and not very intuitive. Entering data is difficult, the keyboard layout is small, as are with all the buttons. The reality view is neet, but really it's worthless, it...

Jun, 2008

Product Specifications

Discover new sides to your city everyday with the NAVIGON 5100. The stylish design comes with all technical features that ensure state-of-the-art navigation. The touch-screen display can be turned and adjusted to suit your individual needs - horizontally for comfortable viewing or vertically to enlarge the view of the way ahead. Thanks to the Speed Assistant, Radar-Info, and Reality-view function, you have everything under control while you're on the road. More than 2 million points of interest provide you with a great choice of places to visit and the automatic traffic jam avoidance system (TMC) ensures, that you will never have to wait a minute too long.


Run Time (Up To):4.5hour(s)

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:3.5"
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9 cm
Resolution:320 x 240

Dimensions & Weight


GPS Software

Maps Included:North America

GPS System

GPS Functions / Services:Lane Assistant / Reality View / Speed Assistant
Receiver:20 channel
Recommended Use:Automotive
Traffic Services:TMC (Traffic Message Channel)
Type:GPS receiver


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:NAVIGON PNA