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Nextar M3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews of Nextar M3. The average rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Opinions about the screen and durability are on the whole positive. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the size and reliability.

usability, price, performance, durability, screen

maps, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Nextar M3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Nextar M3


alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Nextar M3 from The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Comments about the maps and usability are generally positive. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

price, performance, usability, maps


61% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Nextar M3 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Craig Ellison (

Nextar M3-03


Despite tough economic times, bargains still abound in the GPS market. In particular, Nextar's entry-level, 3.5-inch screen M3-03 is a solid navigation value. Much like its 4.3-inch-screen big cousin, the Nextar Q4, the M3-03 offers more features than...

Solid features for an inexpensive, entry-level model. Text-to-speech conversion. Multisegment routing. Safety alerts

Limited POI database, search capabilities. Mounting bracket provides limited adjustment options

The M3-03 offers a bevy of features at a rock-bottom price. It's a great valueas long as it comes it comes loaded with the latest software.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by: Troy Dreier (

Nextar M3-MX


This budget GPS device is capable, but it could use some polish.

Street name pronunciation ; Quick rerouting ; Media player

Bland maps ; Small POI database ; No lane assistance features

The M3-MX is a good choice for a bargain unit to have on hand for occasional use. While it’s a little stronger than the Motorola TN20, the verdict remains nearly the same: for daily use you'll want something that offers a more satisfying experience,...

Dec, 2008


Expert review by: Shane McGlaun (

Nextar M3-MX GPS Review


Today we are going to check out a GPS device from Nextar called the M3-MX. The device is packed with maps of the US and Mexico. The full featured unit is compact and works well. If you are looking for a nice GPS device that has good maps the Nextar...

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: Rich K (

Do Not buy any Nextar Products


Great Features

Lasted only a month, charge port went bad, returned to Nextar, received a refurbished unit with out dated software, Non Existent customer support, don't respond to emails, they don't return Phone messages. Spend a little more and buy a name brand. I...

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: Anonymous (

It works.


My wife bought me one of these thinking for $50.00 what could we lose. Turns out we lost half the price of a competent GPS. The only reason I gave it 2 dots is because it does work. If this is all you can afford, save your money until you can afford an...

It will get you from point A to point B. Is flexible about excluding road sections. Wide variety of routing options and screen colors. Fairly fast to acquire satellites and I've never had it lose lock unless I was in a tunnel or parking garage....

Voice distorts badly when volume is turned up. Battery life is very short off charger, even when it worked. Maps were old. No way to update maps despite Nexar claiming for over a year there was going to be. Customer service is a cruel joke. Battery...

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: Phred Phlintstone (

No love for this little thing?


Running iGO 8.3 nicely now. Available from The GPS receiver is ordinary, not one of the sexy high-sensitivity ones. Can't really fault it for that.

Inexpensive. Good loud speaker

Short power cord. Built in software is difficult to use. The supplied maps are missing a whole country. It's supposed to play MP3 files but can't take a big SD card. It's limited to 2GB SD, with no support for SDHC ; Manufacturer support is nonexistent

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (

Nextar GPS Very bad



GPS has an outdated maps. Not user friendly. Customer service is even frustrating. Does not care about customers. Difficult to enter address. Overall I will never recommend this GPS to anyone

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Brandon D (

Good for the Money


I used this for over a year while I traveled the Gulf Coast area for work, and it worked great for me (simply point A to point B & I don't used it for POI). Now, my wife uses this in the Houston area, and she likes it as well. We use our cell phone GPS...

Great Value ; Easy to use ; Good volume ; Finds position in 30 to 60 seconds ; Durable (I've dropped mine a couple times) ; Mounting works good (even after 2 years) ; Recalculates quickly

Missing a lot of advanced features of other GPS devices & difficult to upgrade the maps. If you live in a city with many new roads, this may not be the right one for you

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: N/A (

Poor Customer Service


I'm very disappointed in the Customer Service provided by Newegg. The Unit I purchased was advertised as having maps of USA and Canada pre-loaded. No where was it mentioned that I may get a GPS not loaded with the promosed software. As I travel to...

Satisfactory performance

No major problems

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: Who's got ownership? (

Plan on exchanging and hope for newer year model


For the price, it is a unit that will work to get you around in an area that you are somewhat familiar with. Without the map upgrade you are left guessing where you are if you do not know the area you are visiting and it has changed in the last two...

AS with the other two reviews, the unit works as advertised. Recalculates route rapidly and voice is legible. Clear image and route both day and night. Easy to enter the information. Easy menus to navigate. So far it has an average battery life of...

The unit i received was built in '08. The map and firmware need updated. I contacted NEXTAR as instructed on the owner manual and they will not upgrade. Not sure how they are going to honor the warranty either. According to the NEXTAR customer support...

Nov, 2009

Product Specifications

PRODUCT FEATURES: 3.5 inches touch screen display Built-in speaker Voice-guided directions with turn by turn voice prompts Address book can store up to 300 addresses Automatically recalculate the route Text to Speech (TTS) - clearly pronounces instructions with street names in English SD card slot for added memory MP3 playing and JPEG viewing mode 2D or 3D map viewing modes Day and night modes, night mode features additional light on the screen for easier viewing Built-in rechargeable Lithium-ion battery