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Navman S30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 370 reviews of Navman S30. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Opinions about the size and screen are generally positive. The performance and price also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Navman S30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 187 user reviews of Navman S30 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Views about the screen and maps are generally positive. The performance and price are also appreciated. The reliability and size get less positive comments.

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size, reliability

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Navman S30 Satellite Navigation Unit With UK & Ireland MappingNavman S30 Satellite Navigation Unit With UK & Ireland Mapping

Aug, 2018

Expert review by (

Navman S30 S Series Car GPS Navigator Review


Like the famous HP, Navman was a garage start-up company however, it began in the very different location - Auckland, New Zealand. The company name was changed in the early 1990s to Navman which came from the name of one of the world's first chart...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Good Gear (

Expert Review


The S30 is an ideal GPS unit for those on a budget. The entry level unit combines a stylish design with good maps, a reasonable feature set and a very competitive price.

Stylish design, compact window mount, vivid interface, keyboard says letters out loud, preloaded speed and red light camera alerts

Re-routing times a little slow, no text-to-speech

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Navman S30 Sat-Nav


The Navman S30 is entry-level, but does that mean it's not up to the job?

Feb, 2011


Expert review by : James Morris (

Navman S30 3D Sat-Nav


It's one of the cheapest sat-navs around, and it now comes with 3D landmarks.

The S30 3D’s headline 3D model system may be a disappointment, but at least you don’t pay a premium for it. In fact, this is one of the cheapest standalone sat-navs currently on the market. Yet it's still a very capable device, and easy to use. For...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

Navman S30 3D GPS receiver


The number of options for in-car satnav is constantly expanding. Navman have long been associated with satellite navigation equipment, but can they compete with the likes of TomTom for easy to use, consumer-friendly devices? We look at the S30 3D, the...

Fast location fix, easy to use, customisable display info, easy to set-up routes, price

Exterior design a little cheap looking, on-screen display can let you down at complicated junctions

The accompanying NavDesk software suite enables some additional features, such as management of NavPix (geotagged images) including access to a Library of locations to download, although this is simply a link to launch the website and you can’t help...

Oct, 2008

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Navman S30 review


The smallest of Navman's new S-series has a big job to do if it is to compete against the market leaders

Almost on a par with the best value sat-nav – TomTom’s ONE – and with features that might make it more attractive to you

Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Michael Browne (

Navman S30 3D review


Entry-level but usable sat-nav device

Strong signal ; Clear directions ; Includes in-car charger and dock ; 3D maps

No expansion installed ; Plastic looks a little cheap

A fairly good entry level sat-nav device that has the added bonus of 3D maps

Jun, 2009


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Navman S30 review


The S30 3D's headline feature is its ability to display landmarks in three dimensions. This didn't impress us very much, as the model database is small and doesn't even include Wembley Stadium. Fortunately, this isn't the S30's only trick.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Rosemary Haworth (

Navman S30 3D review


The Navman S30 3D is the entry-level model in Navman's new range of personal navigation devices. It has a 3.5in display which, after having used the larger 4.3in widescreen models, we found a little cramped. This is particularly so as the default...

The Navman S30 3D makes a valiant attempt to distinguish itself as a local travel guide rather than a point-to-point navigation tool with the addition of 3D landmarks and its strong directory listings. Its compact dimensions lend it to being carried in...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Derek Fung (

Navman S30


This good looking, entry-level GPS is let down by design niggles -- chief amongst which is the car charger, windscreen mount combo.

Easy to use ; Big, clear speed camera warnings

Erratic audio warnings for safety cameras ; USB car charger design very irritating

All in all, the S30 is a good-looking entry-level personal navigator. And while the flaws -- the integration of the USB charger with the windscreen mount chief amongst them -- aren't deal breakers, we'd suggest seeing if your budget stretches to AU$500.

Nov, 2007

Product Specifications


Color of product:Silver
Form Factor:Handheld


Display Diagonal:3.5
Display Resolution:320 x 240
Display size (HxV):3.5
Display size (HxV) (imperial):3.5
Touch screen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery life (max):3.5 / 4.3
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

GPS Performance

WAAS capability: No

GPS Type

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


Map view options:2D, 3D
Voice maps: Yes


3D landmarks: Yes
Photo navigation: Yes
Traffic Message Channel (TMC): Yes
Voice commands: Yes


Bluetooth: No

Other Features

Basemap:No / Yes
GPS receiver:SiRFstarIII / SiRFstarIII + InstantFixII
I/O ports:USB
Internal memory:32 / 64
Storage Capacity:512


Battery life (max):3.5 / 4.3
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)


Processor frequency:400


Bundled software:Pre-installed Safety Camera Data / SmartST 2008

Technical Details

Color of product:Silver
Form Factor:Handheld
Interface Type:Touch Screen
Night mode: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.764 / 0.787
Height:3.07 / 3.28
Weight:5.11 / 5.68
Width:4.29 / 4.41