“ Manufacturer: Navman / GPS Type: Automobile / Form Factor: Fixed / Input Method: Touch Screen / Display Size: 3.5 in. / Resolutions: 320 X 240 / Audible Features: Voice Navigation Instructions / Trip calculator: Shortest time, Shortest distance, Avoid toll roads / Built in memory: 32 MB / Expansion Slot Type: SD (Secure Digital) Card Slot, MultiMediaCard (MMC) slot / Plug-in Interface: Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC) / Battery Type and Quantity: Rechargeable Li-Ion Battery / Battery Life: 5 Hours / Warranty: 2 Years / Height: 7.9 cm / Width: 11 cm / Depth: 1.9 cm / Weight: 0.17 kg „
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Most of the time I am fully aware of where I am going in the UK but when you need to find a certain address the best thing is a Sat Nav which enables you to type in a postcode and be directed to that address.
I purchased just over a year ago the Navman F10 and at the time it was a choice between a TomTom and the Navman and I settled for the cheaper option.
The first thing which made me want this Sat Nav was how thin it appeared because most Sat Navs at the time were big and bulky and they looked far to big to be on a car window.
The Sat Nav itself weighs just over 400g so it is light and durable and you are provided with the in car charger kit and plenty of details inside the manual.
I found it easy to attach to a windscreen and easy to use but problems do persist on this product. The first problem is the postcodes. I found if I was typing in a fairly recent postcode of new properties or streets the product would struggle to find them.
I foud also if I knew the name of the round it might find the road but not the postcode for the same street so it got to be a problem sometimes. When it came to actually visiting somewhere it is a fairly decent product.
If I type in an address and the product picks up this address it will ask you for a number of the property you are visiting. If you type this in usually about 9 times out of 10 you are taken to outside that exact property number you were aiming for. I think that is very good news for everyone and it saves you time looking around for a house number.
When it comes to features the biggest feature is when you are driving around locations and you are about to pass a speed limit camera the device will bring out this noise like a ping to warn you. If you look at the product it then shows a sign for the current speed limit there so you are aware there might be cameras around.
I personally think that is a fantastic feature to have because many people forget there is a speed limit on some roads and new cameras get added all the time so this can be useful for everyone.
If you are someone who is visiting a city you can turn on points of interest. This enables you to find specific areas that the product believes you might want to see. I have used this a few times and it does find some decent areas as well.
You can turn on fuel stations or places to eat as well so these ar other ideas that are there to explore for people.
When it comes to the places you visit you can see a list of them on recent visits as well and you can find your home as well if you put this into the product.
Another problem is how long the device takes when turned on to find you. I once waited over 10 minutes for the device to locate my destination so that is an issue I think needs changing but when it does finally load up it works not to bad.
The lady who directs you sounds a calm influence but she can be slightly off on directions. On a recent trip to the west midlands recently she actually took me 20 miles away from my location because she told me to do turns which never existed. She would tell me to turn left when no left turning was ahead and eventually I went out of place.
I believe in terms of speed it is slow and accuracy it can be slightly off. The amount of time needed to do updates is quite a long time and I was told sometimes I needed to pay for that new information which is not good at all.
The system offers good accuracy at times when it knows the road you want exists and the lady is calm and relaxed. It holds up well on the window and never seems to fall. Battery life without the charger though is poor at best with the average 45 minutes you get until another charge is required.
I personally think I should have gone for the TomTom and this model is hard to find anywhere and might now be out of the market place. I paid just over £65 for this over a year ago and I wish I never did.