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Navman S30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 293 reviews of Navman S30. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviewers really like the maps and screen. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the reliability, while opinions are divided on the size.

usability, price, performance, screen, maps


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Navman S30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = 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 People really like the screen and maps. The performance and price are also appreciated, whereas many are critical about the reliability and size.

usability, price, performance, maps, screen

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 3D Satellite Navigation Unit With UK & Ireland MappingNavman S30 Satellite Navigation Unit With UK & Ireland Mapping

Nov, 2015

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: 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

Expert review by: Chris Hall (

Navman S30 3D GPS receiver - Pocket-lint


The number of options for in-car satnav is constantly expanding. Navman have long been associated with satellite navigation equipment, but can they compete

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

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


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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: 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: 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

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Navman S30 review


If Navman's S-series is an attempt to take on market leaders TomTom, then the S30 has to be better than that company's value offering, the ONE. And that is no small ask. Built to last For a start, it'll need to be well-built – and it is. Remove it from...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Rosemary Haworth (

Navman S30 satellite navigation device


For the S-Series of portable satellite navigation devices, Navman has made a number of design changes. These, we're told, are the result of focus group input from consumers, so ought to be useful refinements, rather than outré extras just for the sake...

Navman has built on its already solid satnav foundations with this completely new range of widescreen models. The Navman S30 is an intelligent and unobtrusive device, which will get you where you need to be without making a song and dance about it, and...

Oct, 2007

Product Specifications


FM Transmitter: No
FM Tuner: No
Telephone Included: No
TV-Tuner: No


Bluetooth: No
Internet Connectivity: No
iPod Control: No


Display Technology:TFT Display
Monitor Format:4:3
Monitor Type:Fixed Monitor
Touchscreen:One-Point Touch

General Features

Category:Portable Navigation Device
Size in DIN:Not Applicable


3D Elevation Mode: No
3D Landmarks:No / Yes
Lane Assistant: No
Map Coverage:Single continent / Single countries
Map Provider:Teleatlas
Map Sharing: No
Map Storage Medium:On board Flash Memory / On board Harddisc
Pedestrian Mode: No
Reality View: No
Text-to-Speech: No
Traffic Message Channel:Traffic Info ready
Voice Control: No


CD Player / Recorder: No
DVD Player / Recorder: No
MP3 Playback: No