Clarion Map 790

Who sees the new Clarion map 790 for the first time, lets linger the look like slightly longer, because the case with gently rounded corners is a pretty nice appearance.

  1. Clarion map 790
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The silver-tone on/off switch, press the start menu presents itself first, after pressing the anti-glare touch screen, the navigation software will start. Since the Navisoftware (iGo 8 by NAV N go) is started separately, you must take this second load operation in purchase.

The waiting times are however bearable: passed about 30 seconds, until we found ourselves in the main menu of the navigation in our test device. Gratifying: The new iGo software allows a mostly speedy and uncomplicated operation on the 4.3 inch wide screen. Liquid leafing through the menus, animated cute icons.

The equipment is

Also points can the facilities of the new Clarion: in addition to a TMC receiver is also a video and photo player and a Bluetooth hands-free kit with SMS function on board. Unfortunately you can get text in the short messages by text to speech.

Music or video files get either via USB or SD on the device. The internal flash memory is quickly filled with 2 GB, for up to 8 GB can be stuck a large SD card into the slot on the top of the device.

Is convenient also that the Clarion as a quasi permanent installation use can be: the map 790 on the wiring is connected via an optional cradle with charging function. So the voice output of the Navis audibly sounds from the speakers, the stored music sounds then, as it should be. An update to make the map 790 this year fit for use in trucks.

No (R) evolution

The slightly refreshed look of the main menus not reflected unfortunately on the map view, here there is the typical flair of iGo: the left screen edge a small info bar with current route information such as TMC status, time of arrival and speed limits, in the middle of the map with signposts – here we would have liked a little more individuality.

Nevertheless the map 790 on the road proved a reliable controller: traffic calming areas knew it as well to avoid such time-consuming branch lines; This saves time and nerves. The almost smooth rotation and intersection zoom was gratifying. The day – and night view should be adjusted, however, like to even a little faster.

Only Downer in the otherwise convincing Clarion are the somewhat short troubled charging cable and the sometimes somewhat confusing map display, because 3-D view, signposts, and the sometimes difficult-to-read page bar contribute in the accumulation not just for a better overview. Here, a little tweaking would certainly make sense.

Potential buyers need to be patient until the end of June, then the map 790 on the retailer’s shelves.

Technical data and test results

Facilities
Navigation
The read setting monitor contrast / angle /
Alternative route / manual storage function /
Show current street name / next /
Display distance / time to destination /
dynamic navigation TMC / TMC Pro / GSM / /
Color display / diagonal screen size (inch) / 4.3
Map / 3D /
Crossing / auto zoom /
Representation of the arrow / map can /
Route choice short / fast /
Route exclusion toll roads / ferries /
Speed dial / configurable /
Additional cards available
Number of special target groups 18
Travel guide function / include /
Custom POIs / POI warning function can be used /
Track info text & map /
Destination input house number / intersection / postal code / /
Destination entry POI location / destination /
Destination entry milestones
Destination entry letter suppression / selection /
Destination input map / coordinates /
Destination entry last destinations (more than one)
Target store editable
Hardware
Interfaces BT USB neinnein
Total storage / memory space (MB) SD MMC internally 2000
Entertainment
Connectivity accessories
Audio sound control / DSP /
CC / CD / MP3 / /
DVD-video / DAB / DVB-T / /
Email / SMS functionality /
GSM connection possible / integrated /
Telematics features analog / digital /
Image / video Viewer / camera / /
Test results
Equipment Cap 100 good (82)
Navigation 70 70
Communication 20 6
Entertainment 10 6
Handhabungmax. 150 very good (131)
Operation 60 54
Destination entry 60 57
System speed 20 20
Voice control 10 0
Guidance up to 150 very good (130)
acoustic guidance 50 43
optical guidance 75 67
Positioning accuracy 25 20
Route calculation MAX 100 very good (91)
Overland 30 30
City 30 29
dynamically 40 32
JUDGMENT Max 500 434 very good
Price / performance Very good
tested in issue: 07 / 09

Rating

Test results
Equipment Cap 100 good (82)
Navigation 70 70
Communication 20 6
Entertainment 10 6
Handhabungmax. 150 very good (131)
Operation 60 54
Destination entry 60 57
System speed 20 20
Voice control 10 0
Guidance up to 150 very good (130)
acoustic guidance 50 43
optical guidance 75 67
Positioning accuracy 25 20
Route calculation MAX 100 very good (91)
Overland 30 30
City 30 29
dynamically 40 32
JUDGMENT Max 500 434 very good
Price / performance satisfactory
tested in issue: 07 / 09