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Nextar Q4-04

alaTest has collected and analyzed 315 reviews of Nextar Q4-04. 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. Reviewers really like the design and size. The screen and price are also mentioned favorably, but views about the durability and performance are mixed. The maps and reliability get negative opinions.

usability, price, screen, size, design

reliability, maps

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Nextar Q4-04 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 222 user reviews of Nextar Q4-04 from The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Comments about the design and screen are overall positive. The performance and price are also appreciated, whereas the maps and durability get negative opinions.

usability, price, performance, screen, design

reliability, durability, maps

51% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nextar Q4 4.3-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS NavigatorNextar Q4 4.3-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator

Apr, 2018

Expert review by (



This portable GPS device is solid, but it isn't quite on a par with competing models from TomTom and Magellan.

Big 4.3-inch screen ; Easy to use

No lane assistance ; Lacks refinements found on high-end GPS devices

While the Nextar Q4-md lacks some of its competitors' refined features--such as automatic route overviews and lane assistance--it's still a solid choice for a portable GPS device

Mar, 2009

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Nextar Q4-md GPS Review


Big 4.3-inch screen ; Easy to use

No lane assistance ; Lacks refinements found on high-end GPS devices

This easy-to-use GPS device isn't quite on a par with high-end models from TomTom and Magellan.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Craig Ellison (

Nextar Q4


Nextar's Q4 delivers a wide-screen navigation system for those on a small-screen budget.

Excellent value. Simple menu system. Text-to-speech conversion.

Limited routing options. Relatively small (1.6-million-entry) POI database. No vehicle profiles, live traffic, or Bluetooth.

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Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Liane Cassavoy (

Review: Nextar Q4-MD GPS


This portable GPS device is solid, but it isn't quite on a par with competing models from TomTom and Magellan.

The Q4-MD’s features include a 4.3-inch touch screen, Tele Atlas maps of the United States (all 50 states) and Canada, a Point of Interests (POI) database with 1.6 million entries, a year’s subscription to the MSN Direct service (which costs $50 per...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : John Virata (

Nextar Q4 GPS unit


A few years ago when Global Positioning Systems were all the rage, the Magellans and the Garmins dominated the market. Today, you can find GPS systems with Navteq maps virtually everywhere at crazy cheap price points. One such GPS unit is the Nextar...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Artiom Bell (

Nextar I4-BC GPS Navigation System


GPS or Global Positioning Service is one of the most useful free services out there, and the best part is it is available as the name implies globally. These small devices are tremendously useful and the only cost to the consumer is the initial...

In conclusion, the NEXTAR had a very noble attempt at creating what seed like the prefect GPS. However, the I4-BC fell short in a couple of critical points. With a hefty price tag of $204.99 form this GPS unit face some stiff...

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Joel McLaughlin (

Review: Nextar I4-BC GPS


I am a GPS nut, and  I have been since I won my first one, a Garmin GPS-12 at the Dayton Hamvention as a door prize.  That Garmin had no maps in it, but fortunately it's almost unheard of to not have included maps on a GPS unit these days.  So what...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : GPS Lodge (

Expert Review


The Nextar Q-4 is a player in the third tier of GPS units, and sells for a discount at stores online. The unit certainly is good enough to get you there, and the interface, speed of satellite acquisition, and design is much improved over what I saw...

May, 2008

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Dec, 2008

Consumer review (

No Updates Available!


This is not worth the money, because the unit does NOT operate as advertised. Plus, Nextar pushes the customer to spend more money on updates. In the end, it is cheaper to buy a name brand.


The GPS unit does not recognize many of the addresses that I input. Also, in the middle of my trip, it will say "Please insert map card"... at which point, I will have to reboot the unit. Nextar does not put out map updates or firmware updates. After...

Jan, 2010

Product Specifications

Getting lost is so last century. This GPS Navigation System from Nextar brings your navigation skills up to date with all the accuracy and modern magic of satellite-aided way finding. I4-BC, a pocket-sized GPS comes with a back-up camera for your automobile as a bonus. The pocket-size Nextar I4-BC navigation system includes a 4.3" color display with touch screen, voice-guided directions with turn-by-turn voice prompts, built-in speaker, and a text-to-speech function, which clearly pronounces instructions, including street names, in English. Other features include an address book capable of storing up to 300 addresses, both 2D and 3D viewing modes, day and night modes (night features additional lighting on the screen for easier viewing), SD card slot for added memory, MP3 playing and picture viewing capability, and a built-in rechargeable Lithium-ion battery.

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:4"/4.3"
Diagonal Size (metric):10.2 cm/10.9 cm


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Handheld/Fixed

Digital Player (PF)

Digital Player: Yes

Dimensions & Weight



Display Diagonal:4.3
Touch screen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

File formats

Audio formats supported:MP3

GPS Software

Maps Included:50 United States / Canada/Canada / USA/USA

GPS System

GPS Functions / Services:Heading / Traffic sign display
Recommended Use:Automotive
Traffic Services:MSN Direct
Type:GPS receiver

GPS Type

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nextar


LED Indicators: Yes


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


Compatible memory cards:SD


Electronic compass: Yes
House numbers: Yes
Live service: Yes
Route avoidance: Yes
Speed limits: Yes
Traffic Message Channel (TMC): No


Bluetooth: No

Other Features

Basemap: Yes

Packaging Content

Manual: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Technical Details

Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Handheld/Fixed
Interface Type:Touch Screen

Weight & Dimensions