Joel Helmes reviews the Navman MY650LMMT GPS.
The team at Navman Australia have been kind enough to send us out one of their new Navman MY650LMMT GPS units to test and once again I am quite impressed with a Navman product.
With a recommended retail price of just $199 (Aus) this new unit from Navman is also quite affordable.
Featuring the same easy to use software as other Navman GPS units (as reviewed here), install, set-up and use is very simple. The key test with all GPS/sat-nav units (even those installed in new cars) is how easy it is to find your destination.
Navman knows this and that’s why looking up an address via the menu system is intuitive and easy.
But, disappointingly, as this video shows – the voice command function for the Navman MY 650LMMT was almost a complete waste of time…
On a more positive note, this latest Navman GPS has a bright and easy to read screen, the touchscreen is sensitive enough, without being oversensitive, and I didn’t notice any lag from the software when a button was pushed.
In-built features in this unit include Landmark Guidance Plus which even shows brand names of buildings you are passing by and, quite impressively, 3D landmarks such as bridges and train stations.
A restaurant guide, live traffic updates, free lifetime map updates, and Bluetooth connectivity (which allows you use your phone handsfree in the car) complete the other main features of this unit.
Lastly, the Navman MY650LMMT comes with easy to understand and non-intrusive voice direction commands. Have a listen here…
Summing it up; this new Navman GPS packs a whole lot of technology into a compact and affordable unit.
The voice commands were a letdown, but with an easy to program menu system that you can use instead, that isn’t a good enough reason to look past the Navman MY650LMMT.