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Nextar ME

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the route planning and design. The usability and price are also mentioned favorably. The durability and screen get less positive opinions.

price, usability, design, route planning

performance, voice guidance, screen, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Nextar ME is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Nextar ME

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Nextar ME from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com.

price, usability, voice guidance, design

performance

44% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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

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Small Screen, why go big when you just need to listen?

 

For what I paid, you can't beat the features....it goes from my car, to the airplane, to the motorcycle, to my bicycle, even in my pocket (2.5 real hours of battery) The voice is superior to what I had with my old, way more expensive Nuvi 255 ......

Easy to operate, intuitive, actual selection of voices, several languages available on the GPS, accurate to within 10 feet, SD Card capable, good mounting system and inexpensive maps on line (50.00 for one year of maps)

none really, the same price Garmin or TomTom is very limited, although they provide basically the same maps....just no voice on the two competitors. I would like a little more battery life but that is not a big deal

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Great For The Price, But...

 

Why pay more? What more do you really need from a GPS system than to get where you're going?

I paid $10 shipped on black Friday, so for the money it's a great product. It does the job so you know where you're going and you don't get lost

Volume is software controlled, so you can't really change it while you're driving. That is somewhat frustrating

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So far, I like it.

 

I think this is a good basic unit for the price I paid on sale, $88. We used it this past weekend for a 400 mile trip and it worked fine. We didn't want to spend alot of money and this unit seems to fit the bill. If you ... Expand full review

This is a nice unit for the price. I got it on sale for $88. It came with the stylus (slid inside the unit on the right side), AC charger, car charger, mounting cradle, and usb cable. It has text to speech. And a few other basic features

voice prompts could be clearer, screen can be difficult to see at times from sun glare. Dash mounting adhesive didnt work the best

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Small Screen, why go big when you just need to listen?

 

For what I paid, you can't beat the features....it goes from my car, to the airplane, to the motorcycle, to my bicycle, even in my pocket (2.5 real hours of battery) The voice is superior to what I had with my old, way more expensive Nuvi 255 but the...

Easy to operate, intuitive, actual selection of voices, several languages available on the GPS, accurate to within 10 feet, SD Card capable, good mounting system and inexpensive maps on line (50.00 for one year of maps)

none really, the same price Garmin or TomTom is very limited, although they provide basically the same maps....just no voice on the two competitors. I would like a little more battery life but that is not a big deal

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So far, I like it.

 

I think this is a good basic unit for the price I paid on sale, $88. We used it this past weekend for a 400 mile trip and it worked fine. We didn't want to spend alot of money and this unit seems to fit the bill. If you want alot of fancy features then...

This is a nice unit for the price. I got it on sale for $88. It came with the stylus (slid inside the unit on the right side), AC charger, car charger, mounting cradle, and usb cable. It has text to speech. And a few other basic features

voice prompts could be clearer, screen can be difficult to see at times from sun glare. Dash mounting adhesive didnt work the best

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Great Value

 

I needed a good, basic GPS.This is it.I drive a LOT, and most of business is at addresses I have never been to.I was using Google Mobile Maps on my Blackberry, but calls, the need to change screens during routes, and the screen auto off were a...

Easy set-up.Easy to use interface.I had it in use less than five minutes after purchase.Several TTS voices.The stylus is in the back and easily accessible, but not necessary.Entering favorites is easy too, if a little tedious

Small screen.Align it first.Voices are a little tinny.I am not sure if map updates are available or will cost $$, but with economy and the construction industry the way it is, I doubt that will be an issue anytime soon

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Great GPS for the price

 

I love it.

Easy to use, spoken street names,lots of information on the screen. Previous reviews said it doesn't come with the stylus. The stylus fits nicely into the unit itself, not packaged in the box

Need to mount it on dash or somewhere close because it can be hard to read at a distance

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Sorry I purchased it.

 

The voice prompts in text to speech are barely legible, many of the streets are wrong names, Its just a bad buy!

I liked the price, but should have spent a little more,and got a Tom Tom

The manuals are not complete, and when I contacted them by phone I got little to no help. just telling me to register it. The stylus was not in the box, and it seems they already know it, its just a way of getting you to register

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The best so far

 

after going through five different GPS's i'm sticking with this one mp3 player spoken street names ,for an affordable price plus the accessories that comes with it besides the styles that was suppose to be included but its not its still worth it

Affordable with high end featurs spoken street names speed metter,arrival time ,distance left to go, very easy to use packed with accessories

Even thou it says it comes with a styles pen but its not included in the box the mount is easy to use not like the tomtoms but it snaps off easy the screen little bit shiny ''glair" and bright in sunny areas no detor or customising options

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NEXSUBTAR

 

How I received the product:

Picture, easy to use, maps, point of interest locations, and car charger

Battery life (none) and warranty is a must

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Product Specifications

3.5 inches touch screen display Built-in speaker Voice-guided directions 1.6 million points of interest Instant route recalculation Turn by Turn voice prompts Text to Speech (TTS) SD card slot for added memory 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

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:3.5"
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9 cm

Digital Player (PF)

Digital Player: Yes

GPS Software

Maps Included:50 United States

GPS System

Recommended Use:Automotive
Type:GPS receiver

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Manufacturer:Nextar
Model:ME
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nextar
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