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Navman S50

alaTest has collected and analyzed 198 reviews of Navman S50. 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. People really like the design and screen. The performance and price also get good comments, but opinions are divided on the maps. The route planning and reliability get critical opinions.

usability, price, performance, screen, design

reliability, route planning

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Navman S50 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 110 user reviews of Navman S50 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Reviewers really like the screen and maps. The performance and price also get good feedback, but there are some mixed comments about the reliability.

usability, price, performance, maps, screen

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

This summary is based on the products: Navman S50 Satellite Navigation Unit With UK & Ireland MappingNavman S50 Satellite Navigation Unit With UK & Ireland Mapping Navman S50 Satellite Navigation Unit With UK & Ireland Mapping

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Ross Catanzariti (

Navman S50


The S50 is the second model in Navman's S-Series range and adds NavPix, a larger 4.3in widescreen display and hands-free calling with Bluetooth connec...

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

Re-routing times are a little slow, no text-to-speech, no built-in camera for NavPix

The S50 adds Bluetooth handsfree and NavPix for a reasonable price. Although there is no camera to take NavPix photos, it's still a useful application.

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Navman S50 3D


With a 4.3in display and a nifty business directory, the Navman S50 3D makes a persuasive case as the best budget in-car sat-nav money can buy.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Derek Fung (

Navman S50


This GPS is blessed with a good price and attractive design but is marred by its buggy Bluetooth and horrible windshield mount.

Attractive design ; Does the navigation thing quite well ; Good value ; Big, wide screen ; Simple menus

Crazy windshield mount ; Buggy Bluetooth ; Navpix next to useless ; Sluggish response when trying to find satellites

So while it never lives up to the advertising claim that the S-Series is "better than a London cabbie", the S50 is a good GPS. And while we like the extra screen acreage, the buggy Bluetooth implementation is a worry. If you're dead keen on buying this...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: electricpig (

Navman S50 3D


We like almost everything about the Navman, especially the price, but it's let down by that flakey touchscreen.

Menus are easy to get around. 3D representations - ooh! It's cheap!

Unresponsive touchscreen grates.

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: (

Navman s50 3D REview - 3D or not 3D that is the question


A new 3D Satnav system has arrived for us to test. The Navman S50 3D is an upgraded S50 GPS unit with 3D icons for major landmarks, the only question is can we find any

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: (

Navman S50 3D


Weighing in at 190g and sizing up at 79x139x19mm, the Navman's user-friendly satnav, the S50, packs in a 4.3-inch touchscreen, a SiRFstarIII chipset, 512MB internal Flash memory and an SD/MMC card slot. Navman's also thrown in integrated Bluetooth,...

Useful features (Bluetooth, safety cameras, full postcode search) just about outweigh the gimmicks (NavPix) in this decent budget satnav choice. Navman S50 3D is tagged with Navman and satnav. Select a tag (Navman, for example) to find everything on...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Dean (

Navman S50 3D Sat Nav Review


We've previously reviewed the Navman S50 before on this web site. Overall the S50 was a reasonable sat nav with a good navigation system, but let down by a poorly designed cradle.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Dean (

Navman S50 Sat Nav Review


The Navman ‘S' series range consists of the entry level S30, the mid-range S50, the S70 and top-of-the range S90. This reviews looks at the Navman S50.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: reviewproduct admin (



NAVMAN S50 In-Car GPS Navigator comes with 4.3″ wide Anti-Glare touch screen, latest 2007 Australia wide maps, over 500,000 Points of Interest (POI), speed and red light camera warning, Bluetooth hands free mobile phone calling with caller ID and...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: (

Navman S50 3D GPS Satellite Navigation System, Navman S50 3D GPS


Navman S50 3D is preloaded with UK and Ireland maps, featuring a 4.3-inch widescreen and full 8-digit UK postcode search. The Navman S50 3D includes integrated Bluetooth module.

Product Specifications


FM Transmitter: No
FM Tuner: No
Telephone Included:Handsfree Function via External Device / No
TV-Tuner: No


Bluetooth: Yes
Internet Connectivity: No
iPod Control: No


Display Technology:TFT Display
Monitor Format:16:9
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 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