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alaTest has collected and analyzed 148 reviews of V7 NAV740 GPS. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People really like the screen and performance. The maps and price are also appreciated. There are some less positive views about the route planning and reliability.

usability, price, maps, performance, screen

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 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 user reviews of V7 NAV740 GPS from The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Opinions about the size and maps are overall positive. The performance and price also get good comments, but many are critical about the route planning and reliability.

usability, price, performance, maps, size

reliability, route planning

60% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Nav 740 4.3-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator

Oct, 2015


Expert review by: Josh Norem (

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.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: (

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...

Mar, 2008

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Craig Ellison (

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.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: (

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...

Not yet reviewed by editors.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: (

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...

Expert review by: Steve Krasowski (

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

Jul, 2008

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Expert review by: Michael (

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

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: Phantasman (

Exceptional NAV740


I had to try and read about all the top line GPS's and took a chance on the NAV740. Hopefully V7 can get these units into chain stores for a hands on demo. I had no problem when contacting customer support to find out if I should update my maps with...

Customization, ease of use, keyboard options, blanking of characters while typing, large POI base, speed of satellite detection, elevation reading, refresh rate while traveling, Multimedia (if that's your thing), bright screen with night mode,...

Voice does stutter a little on hard names though understandable, sometimes it is off by a few houses one way or the other (but many GPS's do the same). These are the only things that would otherwise make this unit perfect, IMO

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: N/A (



Tech support spoke English and was able to get my questions answered without a lot of phone time the first time. I will be contacting the peoople who make the map software and give them some areas that can be corrected. Got the unit through Newegg at a...

Works as advertised. Installed a 16G SDHC and load all software and maps. Manual says you need FAT or FAT 16. FAT 32 is the only way you can format SDHC. Worked with tech support and decided to try FAT 32. It worked fine. It took a little time, but I...

Manual at times somewhat confusing, but tech support was able to help me through. Map data base could use some updating as some places and roads were not poperly named

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: Gabriel L (

Nice GPS, rough around the edges but nice


easily moddable:), newegg has this open box for 155 and you cant beat it for the price.

text to speech ; good battery life (CHARGE THE UNIT UNTIL IT HAS A GREEN LIGHT BEFORE YOU USE IT! The instructions don't make this clear, but you NEED to let it charge for a couple of hours the first time) ; tons of POI's (~11-12million) ; recalculate...

has come close but missed a couple of POI's. Finds my house perfectly ; maps need updating. Doesn't have my office in the right spot (its about 5 years old) ; english female voice seems to crackle a bit, cant get it to make Dave the default voice ;...

Jun, 2008

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.


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


GPS Software

Maps Included:Canada / USA/USA

GPS System

Receiver:20 channel
Recommended Use:Automotive
Type:GPS receiver


Country Kits:Canada / United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:V7