The Navigon 2200T packs a lot of advanced features into a budget unit, including lane assist, a feature usually found on more expensive models. However, reviews say the 2200T has some problems. Owners complain that it takes a long time to lock onto satellites, has outdated maps and unresponsive customer support. Some reviews say it doesn't navigate as well as a Garmin GPS unit, and several say the Navigon isn't as intuitive to use. However, reviews say the Navigon allows you more control over its interface than other brands; more than 30 settings can warn you when you exceed the speed limit, show 2-D or 3-D view, etc. Critics are impressed that such a cheap GPS unit includes free traffic information for life. However, they're still more likely to recommend Garmin's free-traffic units -- especially since Navigon announced in spring 2009 that it will no longer market GPS units in the U.S.
GPSLodge.com tests all major aspects of the Navigon 2200T in detail. Tests at PCMag.com and Laptop Magazine hit all of the important points, as does a shorter review at PC World. ConsumerReports.org conducts extensive expert tests and ranks dozens of GPS models from best to worst, but only subscribers can read the reports. User reviews at Amazon.com indicate problems that don't show up in professional tests.
The Navigon 2200T earns a spot on GPS blogger Scott Martin's holiday gift guide. He praises its advanced features, but he says it can be confusing to operate.
Review: Navigon 2200T Full Review, Scott Martin, Dec. 15, 2008
The Navigon 2200T is an excellent bargain, reviewer Craig Ellison says, especially as it offers free traffic information for the life of the unit. He says it generates exactly the same routes as a Garmin and does it just as quickly.
Review: Navigon 2200T GPS Navigator, Craig Ellison, Oct. 17, 2008
3. Laptop Magazine
The Navigon 2200T is an Editors' Choice here. It packs a lot of useful features into a budget unit, this test-based review concludes.
Review: Navigon 2200T, Todd Haselton, Feb. 3, 2009
4. PC World
This review is short, but it hits the major high points of the Navigon 2200T. Reviewer Liane Cassavoy particularly appreciates the free lifetime traffic. The 2200T routes just as well as a budget Garmin or TomTom, but not as well as a top-of-the-line TomTom or Magellan, Cassavoy says.
Review: Navigon 2200T, Liane Cassavoy, Nov. 13, 2008
ConsumerReports.org tests the Navigon 2200T and dozens of other auto GPS models on nine criteria, ranking the models from best to worst. Each unit also gets a short individual review.
Review: Navigon 2200T, Editors of ConsumerReports.org
More than half of the 100 customer reviews posted here for the Navigon 2200T are positive, but several major criticisms keep popping up, dragging the unit's overall rating down to 3.5 stars (out of five).
Review: Navigon 2200T 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator with Text-To-Speech and Free Traffic Alerts, Contributors to Amazon.com