The Navman Platinum range has arrived in Australia first (for once!) and includes Navman’s newest mid-entry range model, the S150. The S150 is re-designed, weighs only 150g, and boasts lane guidance, premium safety alerts (standard on most GPS's now) and new NAVTEQ maps.
Priced at $499, the S150 doesn’t come cheap; nor do any of the models in the new S-series Platinum range for that matter. The S150 is the second-cheapest of the new range, with two other models succeeding it: the S200 and the S300t (with traffic updates) both hovering around the $599 - $699 mark respectively.
While the newly released TomTom ONE (V.4) remains excellent value at $349 for those searching for a bare-bones GPS, the extra $150 spent on the Navman S150 will get you a much bigger screen (4.3”) and the important inclusion of Bluetooth functionality (and connection to TrueLocal services for POI details).
Navman also has another trick up its sleeve - 3D landmarks. Will it be more than a couple of gimmicky tourist icons or a helping hand when navigating through busy city roads? Stay tuned for a more ind-depth review.
Also see: TomTom GPS Buyer's Guide: Which GPS is Best?
|Navman's S150 on the left, and the smaller (and cheaper) Tomtom One 4th generation on the right.|