A 4SquareMedia Website

> Wearable Technology
> Appliances
> Automation
> Automotive
> Buyers Guide
> CEDIA 2010
> Comment
> Content & Downloads
> Digital Photography
> Gaming
> Green Energy
> HD
> Home Cinema
> Home Office
> How Stuff Works
> Installation
> Portable Players
> Media Centres
> Phones
> Real Sound
> Reviews
Content & Downloads
Digital Photography
Home Cinema
Home Office
iPods & Portable Players
Media Centres
Music & Movies
Real Hi Fi
TVs & Large Display
Wireless & Networking
> Smart Awards 2013
> Smart Ideas
> Trio Awards 08
> TVs & Large Display
> Wireless & Networking
> Featured Reviews
> Advertising
> Competitions
> Contact
> Disclaimer
> Signup
> Terms & Conditions
> Subscribe to Newsletter
> Subscribe to Magazine

Top 10 Viewed Articles
  1. Who Has The Best LCD TV: Sony, Toshiba Or Samsung?
  2. FIRST LCD TV REVIEW: LG Scarlet 60 Vs Samsung Series 6
  3. Sony PS4 Not Far Away
  4. The Humble PC Gets A Whopping Makeover
  5. Sony Bravia LCD TVs Vs Samsung LED HD TVs Which is Best?
  6. Toshiba Working With Microsoft On New Entertainment Xbox
  7. Blu-ray Xbox 360 Planned By Microsoft
  8. Massive Failure Rate For Xbox 360 Exposed
  9. Free Sony PS3 Con
  10. How To Build Your Own Digital Media Server: Part I
Top 10 Viewed Reviews
  1. First Review: Samsung Series 7 LED TV
  2. Movies On-The-Go With Teac DVD Boombox
  3. Who Has The Best 32-inch Screen: Panasonic, Samsung, or Sony?
  4. Who Has The Best Home Theatre Kit? Denon vs Bose
  5. Every Bit Of Defence Counts
  6. New Denon Home Theatre Makes Bose Look Like Yesterdays Technology
  7. Best Media Player On The Market
  8. At $1,499 The Aldi Medion 17-inch Notebook Is A Steal
  9. Affordable Noise Cancelling Headphones That Work
  10. B&W 600 Speaker Delivers Real Sound

Navman MY75T
Company: Navman

Pros: 5-inch screen; 4WD Tracks; Lonely Planet pre-installed; 3D Landmarks and Junction Views; Offers various routes; Bluetooth; SUNA onboard; Google and TrueLocal search; FM Transmitter; Quick to boot up; 2 year maps and warranty

Cons: There were times when the resistive screen was unresponsive; Interface needs a bit of freshening up; Can only be charged in the car or while connected to a PC

Product Rating:

0 Star Rating: Recommended

Editor Rating 0

User Rating 0

Navman Goes Big With 5-Inch GPS

By Mendelson Tiu | Wednesday | 15/09/2010

The Navman MY75T may not have a capacitive screen like the MY500XT, but it certainly makes up for it by sporting a 5-inch screen and bringing more features onboard.

Click to enlarge
The unit is made out of hard plastic and sports a black fascia. The unit's menu and capture buttons are located next to the screen (left), while the main power switch is located on top (On/Off/Reset). Other expansion and connectivity ports including the microSD card slot, USB port, AV-in, and cradle slot at the bottom of the device.

Mounting the unit to the windshield is easy, but is still annoying as the car charger had to be plugged into the unit instead of being fixed to the mount.

The unit boots up quickly, which is always a good thing as some users want to put their destination on the device as soon as possible. The main menu consists of 24 icons (Find, My Places, Explore, Traffic, Map, Settings, Phone, Trip Planner, Route Simulation, 4WD Tracks, Travel Book, Scenic Tours, Travel Guides, Media, Google Local Search, Connect, AV, Home, Petrol, SOS, Food, Hotels and Motels, Parking, and Cash), which just shows you what you can do with the unit.

Click to enlarge
To get started, all a user needs to do is to press the Find icon. One can now search by keyword, address, city/area, coordinates, postcode, intersection, points of interest, or view recent locations. The virtual keyboard was big, but sometimes we had to put pressure on the screen for it to register as it wasn't a capacitive screen.

Once a location has been found (in this case we typed 'park' on keyword to find Luna Park in Milson's Point), the MY75T offered four different routes - Fastest, Economical, Easiest, and Shortest.

As the MY75T had a large, 5-inch screen, it is easy for users to see the map while driving. Users can see the street names, distance to the next turn, and the route. Users can also see the distance to go, time to go, or estimated time of arrival by pressing the icon on the upper right. Tapping the main map reveals a couple of mapping options that allow a user to add/skip a waypoint, take a detour, view the route, or even cancel the current route.

This GPS device also has real time SUNA traffic, 3D junction views, and 3D landmarks to make trips to unknown places as easy as possible. The unit displayed school speed limits when it is actually time to do so, not like other GPS devices that display a 40km/h limit even when driving late at night or on the weekend. Navman has also included a 4WD mode for those who want to go to camping sites, fishing spots, and other outdoor venues not accessible by car.

Click to enlarge
The speaker was loud and clear, but users can opt to use the built-in FM transmitter to stream the audio to your car radio. The spoken instructions were easy to understand and it was able to pronounce the streets without much problems.

In addition to its navigation feature, the MY75T comes with Wcities Travel Book (for Canberra) that provides a list of accommodations, attractions, bars and cafes, spas, restaurants, museum and galleries, and even shopping venues. The MY75T is also preloaded with Lonely Planet's scenic tours and travel guides and provides access to Google and TrueLocal's search engine by pairing the device to a mobile phone.

Overall, the Navman MY75T is a portable GPS device that clearly offers a lot to its users. Whether or not all its functions will be used is another story, but if you feel that it's a bit too much, then you can always go for the lower end models. The MY75T is available now for $449.  

Link this review:
Link this page to delicious Link this page to Digg Link this page to Furlit Link this page to News Vine Link this page to Reddit Link this page to Spurl Link this page to Yahoo My Web RSS this section

New LG 65   New LG 65" Ultra High Definition TV, Complete With Pop Down Speakers: REVIEW
LG Australia has finally rolled out their 65" Ultra High Definition TV offering in Australia and what you get is a TV that delivers a quantum leap in TV technology and surprisingly a significantly improved sound system that is delivered from pop down speakers but the big question is whether it is worth $6,999.
Product Rating 4.5

Westfield To Split   Westfield To Split
Shopping giant to separate ANZ, international operation
Product Rating 0

REVIEW:Note 3 Is The Best There Is In Phablet Smartphones   REVIEW:Note 3 Is The Best There Is In Phablet Smartphones
If you are one of those people who love technology but struggle to manage the hundreds of apps and the endless capabilities that today's smartphones are capable of delivering then the new Samsung Note 3 is not for you.
Product Rating 5

Get the latest news
Subscribe today for your daily news of consumer electronic news...
Get the latest news

reaches over 2 million consumers a year. Contact us today about special deals..

For more information ...

Apr/May 2011 issue

reviews the hot new iPhone attach device, the Zeppelin Air. And we look at what's going on in the tablet space...

Navman MY75T Reviewed by Mendelson Tiu Rating: 0