NOTE: Navigon has pulled out of the U.S. market and we are no longer recommending their receivers. Check out our auto GPS buyers guide for our current recommendations.
UPDATE: The new Navigon 2100 max updates the 2100 with a 4.3″ wide screen and the DirectHelp emergency screen.
The Navigon 2100 is Navigon’s entry level GPS device. Even so, it offers text-to-speech, so you’ll get “turn left on Oak Street” rather than just “turn left.” It also has the “reality view” feature for major highway interchanges, as shown above.
Beyond that, the unit is pretty basic — 3.5″ touch screen, SiRFstar III chipset, and maps of the lower 48 United States. The 2100T includes a traffic receiver. Amazon reports that the unit has only 1.3 million POIs, a very low number, but I have not been able to verify that.
Stepping up to the Navigon 5100 gets you more POIs, lane assist (suggesting which lane to be in), Zagat ratings and free lifetime traffic. The Navigon 7100, which I wasn’t very impressed with, adds Bluetooth too.
More Navigon 2100 reviews
- Consumer-authored Navigon 2100 reviews are being posted at Amazon.
- GPS Lodge has posted a detailed and fairly positive Navigon 2100 review.
- CNet was not as kind in their Navigon 2100 review, giving it a 6.3 out of 10 rating. Consumer reviews are also posted there.
- Terry White reviews the Navigon 2100.
- Tech Review has posted a Navigon 2100 review.
- GpsPasSion has a Navigon 2100 review thread.
- Consumer Electronics Net reviews the Navigon 2100.
- Buzzilions has posted a Navigon 2100 review.
- A comparison of the Navigon 2100 and TomTom XL 330.
- You may also want to read my Navigion 7100 review — As I said, I wasn’t all that impressed, and that’s their high-end model.
I’ll be posting more hands on GPS reviews as they appear, but in the meantime, here are some…
Other Navigon 2100 resources
- GpsPasSion has a Navigon resource page
- Go here to download the Navigon 2100 owners manual
- A Navigon 2100 hack
- A Navigon 2100 video demo
- How to plan Navigon routes on a PC
- The official Navigon 2100 web page
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