When shopping for a personal navigation, you may not think of LG, but you should. The company's feature packed LN740 represents a great value.
Small enough to fit in a shirt pocket; the LN740 isn’t the lightest but is certainly one of the thinnest devices I've reviewed. It comes equipped with the excellent SiRFstarIII receiver and preloaded Navteq maps.
What differentiates the LN740 from its less-expensive siblings is a built-in RDS traffic receiver. The receiver’s antenna is clunky- it's more than 3 feet long! and I prefer to have the antenna integrated into the hardware. But the LN740 worked beautifully, displaying live traffic information within minutes. Other notable features include multiple stop itineraries, a pedestrian profile, and the ability to record and play back routes.
On the road, I found the device’s routing to be fast and accurate. Text-to-speech prompts were given at appropriate intervals, and route recalculation for missed turns was acceptably fast.
It's hard to beat the LG LN740's feature set at this price point, particularly if you want live traffic data.LG LN740: $449.95Check This Out:NETROPA INTELLINAV ONE GPS: FIND YOUR WAY FRUGALLYMAGELLAN MAESTRO 4040: JUST TAP FOR ASSISTANCETOMTOM ONE XL: Great Big Screen