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Whistler WGPX-550

Whistler WGPX-550
alaAverage 3.6

39 reviews

Sep, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of Whistler WGPX-550. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Miscellaneous for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size. The price also gets good feedback, whereas there are some critical views about the design and reliability.

usability, price, size

reliability, design

On average, users rate this product 71/100.

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Amazon.com review summary for Whistler WGPX-550

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Whistler WGPX-550 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Miscellaneous on Amazon.com. People really like the size. The price is also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the design and reliability.

usability, price, size

reliability, design

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Whistler WGPX-550 3.5-Inch Portable GPS NavigatorWhistler WGPX-550 GPS NavigatorWhistler WGPX-550 GPS Navigation System

Sep, 2015

Consumer review by: Bill (shopzilla.com)

Great value- Don't upgrade to 2GB just yet

 

Compact, light, Great value

Screen visibility in sunlight, Don't upgrade to 2GB card

May, 2007

Consumer review by: Bill (shopzilla.com)

Great value- Don't upgrade to 2GB just yet

 

Compact, light, Great value

Screen visibility in sunlight, Don't upgrade to 2GB card

May, 2007
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Consumer review by: degroof (shopping.com)

Useful Under Most Conditions

 

I've had one of these for about a year and a half. It works reasonably well most of the time. However, the maps were out-of-date when I bought it and Whistler has yet to release new maps. As a result, I find myself having to check Google Maps for the...

Easy to use. Pretty much "just works

No map updates. Flimsy mounting bracket. Awkward shut-down

Aug, 2008

Consumer review by: hairymon (shopping.com)

Impressive performance, though lacking in features

 

The soon-to-be defunct Comp USA was auctioning these and I got a refurb unit for under $90!

Excellent reception and performance, quick start time, accurate navigation

Lacking in features, buggy, volume for spoken directions is low

Dec, 2007

Consumer review by: bubba_tech (shopping.com)

Take the Bad with the Good (File Corruption )

 

For me, this device worked for about 4-months and then suffered severe file corruption and wouldn't work until I contacted technical support. I also experienced occasional smaller file errors while switching between screens during normal use.

Nice graphics, packaging, antenna. Battery backup so works while unplugged or leave on

Buggy software. Ask for latest patches

May, 2007

Consumer review by: rpsjimj (shopping.com)

Fabulous GPS - Especially for the price!!!

 

I recently purchased this handy little GPS from Woot.com for only $244. Regardless of the price paid, this is an amazing unit! Right out of the box I was able to lock on to satellites from inside the house. The female voice is clear and loud enough to...

Great unit and price. Very accurate, no detectable lag time. Great battery life

Requires you to exit out of the nav program before shutting it off

Feb, 2007

Consumer review by: kkr81 (shopping.com)

Great buy at the price

 

This is my first GPS unit and I am very happy with it. The maps are very accurate. I use it on a vacation and, it took me to where ever I asked it to go. The POI's were very helpful, with finding restaurants and tourist attractions. If you deviate from...

Very accurate. Easy to setup and use. Voice prompts in good time. priced right

There was a softwear problem. It lost location. But reboot and it worked flawlessly again

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: richfiddler11 (shopping.com)

Great nav system for a great price

 

I was able to pick up a WGPX-550 at Compusa for $249 after $100 rebate. I choose the unit mainly based on low price, but was extremely happy to discover that its navigation software is iGuidance.

Great iGuidance software, excellent GPS lock-on, pre-loaded US maps w/option to include

very minor-must exit nav software before powering unit off

Oct, 2006

Consumer review by: michaelshapiro (shopping.com)

Whistler WGPX-550

 

I've had my WGPX-550 for about a month and have used it both in my local area (Atlanta) and while traveling around the country.

Excellent portability. Good size, shape, display and audio. Advanced warning of upcoming

Slow cold boot. Travel bag (separate purchase) is a must

Sep, 2006

Product Specifications

PRODUCT FEATURES: No Downloading Necessary - Unit Ready to Travel USA Maps also Include Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands Color TFT LCD Touch Screen Display Canadian Maps Included on DVD Includes Millions of Points of Interest Play MP3 Files View JPG Image Files External Antenna Jack - MMCX Type External Earphone Jack - Stereo Flip-up GPS Antenna

Battery

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

Built-in Display

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

Digital Player (PF)

Digital Player: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.8in
Height:3in
Weight:6.3oz
Width:5in

GPS Software

Maps Included:Canada / USA

GPS System

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

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Manufacturer:Whistler Group
Model:WGPX-550
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Whistler
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