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“I can't believe I've had the same Navman F20 as all...”

Written on: 29/01/2007 by RedOnRed (13 reviews written)

Good Points
Screen suction mount!

Bad Points
Cluttered map. Poor at setting house numbers on a postcode search and for home. Poor voice guidance.

General Comments
I can't believe I've had the same Navman F20 as all the other F20 unit reviews around!

My benchmark is a Garmin Streetpilot i3 which I've been a user of for over a year but thought I would upgrade to a more up to date unit with extra features. Unfortunately, the F20 didn't fit that bill for me.

I found the maps to be very unclear and cluttered. It assigned the wrong house number to my home address which couldn't be changed and was just plain annoying. On a postcode search it wouldn't allow me to add a house number and would randomly assign a number which couldn't be changed. The voice guidance was a backwards step even by the Garmin i3's standards. The Navman website offers minimal support and didn't seem to offer any answers. The one thing I did notice on it was that for Navman F20 software updates you can download them and then have to upload them to your unit via a USB cable. Unfortunately, the unit doesn't come with a USB cable... a clever touch or what?

The one thing that did seem quite good was the screen suction

OK, this spent less then 24 hours in my possession but that was because I couldn't wait to take the thing back and get a refund! I'll stick to a Garmin in future. Certainly an i3 isn't worth upgrading to this for.

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