The Delphi uses a top-shelf GPS chipset, the SiRFstar III, which gets better reception in cities with skyscrapers and other areas without a direct path to a satellite. The Delphi NAV200's features are extraordinary for the price: multimedia (music and video playback, picture display), calculator, and adjustable night lighting. Optional additions such as an FM transmitter and FM TMC traffic service kit draw mixed reviews, primarily because they can easily double the price.
The versatility of the Harmon Kardon Guide + Play GPS-500 is its major asset: It is the first GPS unit to play all types of audio files as well as video files. You can play media from an SD card (not included). The display is easy on the eyes. Some reviewers think navigation is good, or at least satisfactory. Sound quality is good if you don't use the built-in speakers. Battery life is good and the unit is easy to use (but some say the manual is inadequate).
The LG Portable Navigator LN740 has great routing performance, according to reviews.. The sleek form enables easy portability, and battery life is much better than average, say experts. The LG LN740 has text-to-speech functionality, which reviewers see as a virtue, even though the speaker volume is weak and enunciation could be better. Like other good units, it includes the SiRFstar III chipset and uses NAVTEQ maps. The points-of-interest database is extensive and includes good search tools.
The Magellan Maestro 4050 is loaded with features for the price. Those include text-to-speech functionality, a 4.3-inch touchscreen, quick text entry, multi-segment routing, Bluetooth, and real-time traffic alerts. The user interface is improved compared with previous Magellan units. The AAA data is a terrific asset, and the points-of-interest database is unusually useful. The 4050 uses a SiRFstar III GPS chip for fast and accurate reception. The NAVTEQ maps are up-to-date. Speaker volume can be louder than it can from competing products.
Despite being a low-priced GPS receiver, the Magellan RoadMate 2000 uses the SiRFstar III chipset, which is a major advantage: Some older, more expensive units use other chips that have reception problems in cities with skyscrapers and other areas without a direct path to a satellite. Reviewers also like that the RoadMate 2000 uses NAVTEQ maps. They say the user interface is simple and text entry is quick. The speaker is clear and loud enough. The touchscreen is bright and works well in sunlight, according to reviews. The RoadMate 2000 is capable of multi-segment routing and it can re-route away from slowed traffic.
Reviewers say the TomTom GO 510 has a good interface and many extra features, including Bluetooth for hands-free calling, itinerary planning, an iPod connector, an SD card slot, and an impressive points-of-interest database. It also has a widescreen display. Like other TomTom models, it uses the well-regarded SiRFstar III chipset.
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