NAVIGON 7310

Work in development and product management at NAVIGON in Würzburg rested professionals who enjoy good test results though, but still independently develop their devices so that as they see fit. So, NAVIGON remains steadfastly waives MP3 player or viewer in its navigation systems. For that, it attaches great importance to perfect navigation.

  1. NAVIGON 7310
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But what is “perfect”? One dismisses building outlines on the map as a gimmick, the other wants to have these outlines in his Navi. The same applies to the topographical maps next in fashion.

Represented you in Würzburg until recently still the motto “what is not necessarily helpful, is not necessary”, as one sees fit now, to offer also topographic and fitted with building outlines cards in the NAVIGON 7310 (349 euros).

MyRoutes detects the driving

But NAVIGON NAVIGON not if were not also target-oriented improvements include – for example the “learners” Myroutes. After the target entry that offers up to three different 7310 routes and recommends one of them. Taking into account the pilot the driving style of the driver and the time of day; the three possible routes are shown with length and duration.

In the test, the recommended route was then mostly the best. However, the time in which we could test the navigation system, was too short to fully come into play to the driver getting used to, especially in interurban routes.

After all: without the full optimization, the selected routes are also NAVIGON typically excellent. In addition the good built-in TMC function, which passes on reported traffic jams, if it makes sense.

Topographic maps and parking indicator

Also the optical guidance is still good, the outlines of the building are rather unnecessary in our opinion, but since the user can make the map view largely free, there is something for every taste. Topographic maps representing now possible is already an optical leak morsels but just for interurban routes.

The acoustic quality of the voice instructions was greatly improved compared to its predecessor 7210. They sounded at the 7210 something quiet and distorted, so they sound at the 7310 pretty loud and clearly.

NAVIGON has addressed the subject of parking. The “smart parking” function offered to specify right at the destination entry a parking space close to the target. In addition a parking symbol, appears once you get close to the target, if there are parking lots or parking garages close to the target. These are provided except with opening hours with prices, so that you can turn over, whether it is worthwhile, perhaps risking a parking ticket.

Well-functioning voice control

And even if there is no MP3 player at NAVIGON – a Bluetooth hands-free kit is at the 7310 on board. Properly functioning voice control is also very practical. These dominated the destination input by voice, speak clearly.

This is especially a great advantage if one is already started and wants to enter the target: then the outlandishly distracting typing of the target is eliminated while driving.

On the road, the user can regulate the output of the voice prompts by saying “volume up” or “down” to a pressure on the volume icon. The option menu can also select by language and use. This goes even so far that calculate an alternative route by voice commands alone can be.

Notwithstanding the good voice control the target input at two new NAVIGON Pilotage is prima solved with letters fading out and good sized buttons. It offers all essential options including intersections up to the somewhat hidden, but possible input of target coordinates.

Minimum weaknesses

Our factory hot 7310 test device had still a nearly finished software aboard, which at swallowed a voice announcement and some time settled for some input. But did not crash.

Apart from these minor flaws, which were due to beta stage, there’s not really no longer have much to complain about. Only the display should like to slightly brighter light as already with the predecessor.

Otherwise, the serial device with a small Tempoplus and a little bug fixing should have the makings of the blockbuster, especially as there’s more the device for 50 euros with TMC-Pro.

Bottom line: The large 7310 convinced fully in beta stage – it will bring smooth seven points more than his predecessor, 7210.

Data sheet

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 22
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 GPS Ant.
Total storage / memory space (MB) 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 / /

Rating

Test results
Equipment Cap 100 good (76)
Navigation 70 70
Communication 20 6
Entertainment 10 0
Handhabungmax. 150 outstanding (145)
Operation 60 60
Destination entry 60 56
System speed 20 19
Voice control 10 10
Guidance up to 150 very good (140)
acoustic guidance 50 49
optical guidance 75 68
Positioning accuracy 25 23
Route calculation MAX 100 very good (90)
Overland 30 30
City 30 30
dynamically 40 30
JUDGMENT Max 500 very good for 451
Price / performance satisfactory
tested in issue: NC3 / 09