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V7 NAV740 GPS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 104 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size and screen. The performance and value for money are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the route planning and reliability.

usability, value for money, performance, screen, size

voice guidance, reliability, route planning

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the V7 NAV740 GPS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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V7 Nav740

 

The V7 Nav740 is a GPS unit aimed at people who are interested in a GPS for their car but have shied away from them due to their generally high prices. At just $219 USD it's certainly very affordable, and surprisingly it's not a “cheapo” GPS unit at...

Easy to use; simple interface; tells you name of roads to turn onto

Daylight glare makes the screen hard to see; setting Home point needs to be made easier

The Nav740 is very easy to use, has great features and only minor flaws.

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Magellan Maestro 4250 and V7 Nav740 GPS Devices Deliver More Than Just Maps

 

Both the $400 Magellan Maestro 4250 and the $300 V7 Nav740 come with big, bright 4.3-inch touch screens, detailed road maps, and plenty of features that go beyond basic navigation.

Buying a lesser-known brand like the V7 can be a support and service gamble, but the Nav740 seems like a heck of a deal--as long as the navigation glitch was specific to my review unit alone. Nevertheless, coming from Magellan, a long-time player in...

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V7 NAV740

 

The Editors' Choice-winning V7 NAV740 offers mid-market navigation features with entry-level pricing.

Inexpensive. Text-to-speech functionality. Multisegment routing. Eleven-million-POI database. Multimedia players. Two-year warranty.

Very minor user interface quirks detract only slightly from an otherwise excellent GPS device.

The Editors' Choice winning V7 NAV740 offers mid-market navigation features with entry-level pricing.

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V7 NAV730

 

V7 makes GPS Navigation fun and easy with the V7 Navigation software featured in the V7 NAV730 portable navigation device. A vibrant, high resolution display, turn-by-turn voice guidance, touch screen technology and an intuitive graphic interface all...

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V7 Nav740, a review of V7 Nav740

 

One of the best low-cost GPS navigators yet.

Low price, • Large screen, • Street name pronunciation

Cheap bezel, • Poor rear speaker, • Only one voice for text-to-speech, Display: 4.3 inches (480 x 272 pixels, 65,536 colors), Size: 4.8 x 3.2 x 0.8 inches, , , , , , , , TomTom Go 720, , , Hands-On With Garmin-ASUS nuvifone G60 and nuvifone M20, Garmin...

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Review: V7 NAV730 GPS System

 

Finding a friend's house for a weekend BBQ in the city was never easier for me with the NAV730 GPS System. The first thing I noticed when I took the unit out of the box was that it was extremely lightweight and not cumbersome at all. After afixing the...

Finally, the built-in multimedia player supports most audio, video and photo formats. The picture quality was outstanding for the size of the screen

hardware Geeks - KickAss

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Review: V7 NAV740

 

For those who know me personally, I have the worst sense of direction. It is so bad, I get lost in my own neighborhood. I have to actually walk a tad bit slower than other people just to make sure I am headed in the right direction

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Buy it only if you don't use it all the time

 

So I bought this Nav just to use time to time. I live in NYC so I don't really need it badly, but when I go somewhere I am not familiar with it's nice to have. Bottom line it get's the job done. I gave it 3 stars because it takes a long time to get the...

Clear maps, ton's of POI's, different languages, get's you where you have to go. Day / Night settings

Extremly slow connection and I'm from NYC. For some reason it likes to take the local route. Loses reception easily. Instructional manual was useless, only spoke about a view features. Horrible battery even we "fully charged

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Buy it only if you don't use it all the time

 

So I bought this Nav just to use time to time. I live in NYC so I don't really need it badly, but when I go somewhere I am not familiar with it's nice to have. Bottom line it get's the job done. I gave it 3 stars because it takes a long time to get the...

Clear maps, ton's of POI's, different languages, get's you where you have to go. Day / Night settings

Extremly slow connection and I'm from NYC. For some reason it likes to take the local route. Loses reception easily. Instructional manual was useless, only spoke about a view features. Horrible battery even we "fully charged

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Great value at $99, but poor battery & outdated maps

 

Nice screen, a number of cool features, 11 million POI, finds satellites quickly

Battery lasts only 20 minutes, maps are over 2 years old and can't get them updated, isn't as good as Garmin in choosing fastest routes

Product Specifications

V7 makes GPS Navigation fun and easy with the V7 Navigation software featured in the V7 NAV730 portable navigation device. A vibrant, high-resolution display, turn-by-turn voice guidance, touch screen technology and an intuitive graphic interface all combine to make navigation even easier. The Text-To-Speech feature speaks the name of the streets. Instead of "Turn right in 800 feet", the NAV730 will say "Turn right in 800 feet on Dover Drive". V7brings this premium feature to the value conscious user. The built-in high performance multimedia player supports the most popular audio, video, and photo formats. Whether you are planning a road trip, flying to a new city, or running errands around town, let the NAV730 from V7 be your travel companion.

Battery

Run Time (Up To):5hour(s)

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:3.5"/4.3"
Diagonal Size (metric):10.9 cm/8.9 cm
Resolution:320 x 240

Digital Player (PF)

Digital Player: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.8in
Height:3.1in/3.2in
Weight:5.6oz/6.7oz
Width:3.9in/4.8in

GPS Software

Maps Included:Canada / USA/USA

GPS System

Connectivity:USB
Receiver:20 channel
Recommended Use:Automotive
SBAS:WAAS
Type:GPS receiver

Header

Country Kits:Canada / United States
Manufacturer:V7
Model:NAV730/NAV740
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:V7