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Navman ICN 520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 218 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the voice guidance and screen. The performance and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive opinions about the build quality.

value for money, usability, performance, screen, voice guidance

build quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Navman ICN 520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Amazon review summary for Navman ICN 520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 143 user reviews of Navman ICN 520 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.

usability, performance, value for money, design, voice guidance

71% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Navman iCN 520 Vehicle GPS Navigation SystemNavman iCN 520 Vehicle GPS Navigation System

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good/bad & the ugly

 

Navman support is atrocious. You can never talk to a human, and email support is very uninterested in your problem. Their solution is always for you to buy some add-on to make it work properly. Maybe not as bad as Magellan support, but bad!

good size screen, accurate maps and very good directions

Screen hard to see in daylight and impossible with polaroid sunglasses, which makes voice direction important and the real negative. You can't hear the voice instructions in moving vehicle (unless you have a new Lexus or some such!). NAvman suggests...

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Found GPS

 

This is a good unit for someone with Mid to compact size car

Topographical view is cool and there many other selections to view maps. Good course correction nice small footprint

Hard to view on sunny days

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Thumbs Up!

 

Took this on a vacation last week, and it worked like a charm. Once you have the initial GPS fix (again, usually takes a good couple minutes in clear sky), it was good to go. After going through a tunnel, the acquistion of a signal took only about 7...

What really lead me to this product was it's price, and I was also impressed by it's size. Compared to other products in the same line, this item is reasonably priced, and the size is compact (About the size of a PDA), which makes it easier to store in...

The only issue that I have with this unit is the initial GPS fix time. It takes a good couple minutes to get a fix, and yes you have to have a clear line of sight to the sky (no trees, garage, etc) to get the fix

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gps

 

for the money it's an excellent product works very well and quick rerouting

the display is hard to operate with your finger

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NAVMAN iCN 520 3.5" Mobile GPS Navigator with integral GPS receiver

 

Nicely thought out design ; Compact and light ; Easy install ; Quick off-route re-calculate time

Software has alot to be desired ; Voice guidance does a great job at annoying than guiding ; Night dimming isn't dim enough causing major distraction from reflection of screen on windshield at night ; Does not have Night Mode where background is...

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Navman iCN520

 

Portability is the biggest advantage of the Navman iCN520, which offers a comprehensive set of the navigation features in a compact frame. The drawbac...

Small, wide range of GPS features, ability to import user-defined points of interest

Slow satellite acquisition time, no red light/speed camera alerts

A solid and portable GPS navigator.

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Navman iCN 520

 

Small, wide range of GPS features, ability to import user-defined points of interest

Slow satellite acquisition time, no red light/speed camera alerts

A solid and portable GPS navigator.

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Navman iCN 520

 

The Navman iCN 520 scores higly for ease of use and the power of its features, but falls down on getting an initial GPS fix on your location.

Detailed maps ; Easy to carry or install ; Touchscreen or button interface ; Good for use outside the car

Poor initial GPS fix ; Some map data is out of date ; Touchscreen interface is tricky in some places

In-car GPS is perhaps the most obvious use of a GPS in the Australian context, but the iCN520 scores additional points from us as it is actually light and portable enough to be used as a handheld GPS if you're interested in such things as geocaching;...

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Amazon review summary for Navman ICN 520

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 4 user reviews of Navman ICN 520 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other GPS on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, performance, usability, screen, voice guidance

50% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Navman ICN-520 - GPS Navigation System - with UK & European MapsNavman ICN520

Product Specifications

Whether you are traveling for work or pleasure, make sure you don't go anywhere without Navman's latest in-car satellite navigation device. The iCN 520 is the smallest, sleekest, transferable GPS navigation solution. With superior routing, Australia wide coverage, visual guidance and spoken instructions, the iCN 520 will get you to your destination more quickly and easily than ever before. The iCN 520's 3.5" touch-screen displays bright colored maps that can be easily read, whatever the conditions are. Navman uses Sensis Whereis map data. Map coverage includes all metropolitan areas, most regional districts and country towns.

Battery

Run Time (Up To):4hour(s)

Built-in Display

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:2.8in
Height:1in
Weight:5.9oz
Width:4.7in

GPS Software

Maps Included:Canada / USA

GPS System

Connectivity:USB
GPS Functions / Services:Distance / ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) / Speed
Receiver:12 channel
Recommended Use:Automotive
Type:GPS receiver

Header

Manufacturer:Navman
Model:iCN 520
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Navman
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