Written on: 18/05/2010
I am writing this review knowing that it is all too late, but as I have just come accross this offender whilst clearing out a cupboard, I felt I should at least have the last word before it is relegated to the bin. I bought this unit (the fabulous Navman iCN 520) in 2007 as it was on offer at Farnell for £157.99. I didn't question why the software had 2005 in the name until it was too late. I have awarded it some stars not because of its ability to perform as a GPS, but for the constant... (read more)
Written on: 10/12/2009
Its absolutely rubbish i would never advise anybody to get this sat nav it takes you to the complete wrong places and it takes hours to get a signal. My opinion its poo (read more)
Written on: 02/11/2009
I have owned this for about 4 years and bought on recommendation from a colleague. Once it works out where it is it is very easy to use and gets me where I want to go. HOWEVER .... sometimes it simply cannot figure out where it is. I've tried standing with it outside the car so there is nothing in between it and the satellites, I've driven to open spaces and I've switched it off and on and rebooted. There have been times when I have really needed to be somewhere in a hurry and it has played... (read more)
Written on: 29/10/2008
I paid a lot of money for this unit believing it to be good, but I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. After buying it I later talked to a person in an tech retailer, and he said Navman has a bad reputation. He recommends TomTom or Garmin. (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2007 by pl401344 (1 review written)
As far as I am concerned, reasonable price or not, you buy a sat nav to tell you where to go, not to wake up when you are there to confirm you got there! (read more)
Written on: 07/09/2006 by sheep_pie (9 reviews written)
I decided to recently purchase the Navman iCN 520, as the unit was now on sale for £169.99, which in my opinion is a bargain, compared to other units on sale for over £200.
The 520 is to replace my ICN 320. However I have found various glitches with the 520, namely; the software froze when the unit was first switched on, and displayed a syntax error when loading map information, forcing a hard reset.
It also has trouble at times holding on to GPS signals, again I found this strange as my... (read more)
Written on: 30/08/2006 by GARYX2
The Navman iCN 520 is a slim unit making it ideal to remove from car and carry on your person, major reason for the purchase due to locations of work. I use the unit in the West Yorkshire region and on numerous occasions it has not been able to find address, gets confused when in small villages with regards to one way systems and dirt tracks. I have spoke to Navman direct and they explained that it has only 95% coverage and they are constantly updating.
Funny thing to say that I was... (read more)
Written on: 22/08/2006 by Olis (1 review written)
I used this Navman iCN 520 for about a year until it was stolen. I chose it because it provided all core functionality at significantly lower price. Because I paid less I was quite prepared for minor problems and on the whole "its been good while it lasted". However the design seems to suffer from some flaws: (1) There are clearly some problems with how [not] sensitive the GPS receiver is - it takes a while to pick up a signal at the beginning of the journey and I found my device was... (read more)
Written on: 28/05/2006 by Adin
I live in south of london, other sat nav get quick signals in my area. The Navman iCN 520 always takes time and sometimes 15 min. Plus maps is out dated. Believe it or not it doesn't reconize my own house address. I feel it should be attach another sat nav to guide it and let it work. (read more)