First Look: Navman up against Tomtom with Platinum Series S150

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First Look: Navman up against Tomtom with Platinum Series S150
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.
Navman's S150 on the left, and the smaller (and cheaper) Tomtom One 4th generation on the right.


Navman S150
Verdict
The new revised S-Series Platinum S150 puts up a convincing case against Tomtom's One, with a bigger screen and other tricks.
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