Joel Helmes reviews truck-specific Navman MyTruck GPS.
We’ve been testing out the 2014 Navman range in recent times and each unit has proven to be both well thought-out and nicely executed.
Navman also has a GPS unit for truckies and we were delighted to check it out. The Navman MYTruck GPS was first launched in 2012 and the upgraded series two unit has just hit the market.
So, how is it different from a standard GPS? Well, aside from boasting the same impressive software package as the car-orientated units, the Navman MYTruck picks up some really handy features designed to make a truckies life on the roads safer, easier and healthier!
Those features include specific info for B-Double and HAZMAT truck operators, tailored route info relating to the size and weight of your rig, live traffic updates, fuel type search and even info on where to get a good meal via the systems in-built Lonely Planet Guides.
Driver fatigue alerts let you know when it’s time to pull over and take a break too. Finally, an easy to program and effective Bluetooth system also features in the unit, a must if your truck doesn’t have factory Bluetooth hands-free!
With a sturdy and adaptable mounting bracket and a large 7” colour touchscreen, the Navman MYTruck GPS Series two is another impressive offering in the Navman range. Once again, programming and using the Navman unit is quite easy and the guidance is clear and easy to understand. I couldn’t find any areas where I felt this, or any of the other Navman units could be improved.
The Navman MYTruck GPS has an RRP of $499 and is available from Harvey Norman and other electrical retailers.
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