Navman announces new S series GPS systems

by Tiago

Navman GPS System - S Series

Navman, a manufacturer of Global Positioning Systems (also known as GPS) with base in New Zealand, has recently announce a couple of new systems, more exactly four devices that will most certainly please everyone because the prices can go from £300 to £150, which means that (almost) everyone has a chance to buy one thanks to the low-budget models.

The best model and also the most expensive one, is known as Navman S90i and its price in USD dollars is close to $600. This system comes with the usual 4.3-inch touchscreen display and has maps from the European Tele Atlas. Besides the obvious bluetooth function that every decent GPS must have, the S90i has 2GB of built-in memory, and processor from Samsung running at 400Mhz.

Other features include a slot for SD/MMC memory cards, and a 2-megapixel camera to take photos or shoot videos. One positive point goes for the real-time traffic support, which in this case comes with a free lifetime subscription, meaning that the $600 are well spent in case you are a traffic maniac and don’t like to wait in the traffic.

As for the other models and their prices, there is the Navman S70 and S50 that also feature a 4.3-inch display, but on the other hand don’t come with all the features as the S90i. The price tag is £200 ($400) for the S70, and £180 ($360) for the S50.

The low-budget model – S30 – has a smaller 3.5-inch LCD screen, and doesn’t come with bluetooth or traffic info.

via Gadgetell

Guest post by Tiago of Gadgetizer

2 reviews or comments

Jeff Says: October 9, 2007 at 2:15 am

Detailed reviews of all of these impressive new GPS units including a comparison between the models can be found at

Wa Guy Says: December 5, 2007 at 1:19 am

Supposedly the cherry (or top banana) of the Navman In-Car range …. but its actually a lemon !

I have a Navman S90i. Through normal use, a bug in the operating software rendered my S90i completely and instantly useless.

It is stuck in a loop between the splash screen and a re-occurring message, with no choice of exit or any other way to break the cycle. Even turning it off for any length period does not help.

I have contacted technical assistance through the Navman website and no support has been forthcoming.

So, my lovely, brand new and top-of-the-line Navman is currently a very expensive paper-weight, as it has no other useful purpose.

You would not want to trust the S90i to get you out of trouble. In an instant, it can bug out on you … and you are on your own.

My Navman case ID number for my reported technical problem is 419466 … and if anyone from Navman eventually cares to get back to me about this problem … please do so !

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