Not only does Netropa’s latest navigation device cost less than many other GPS products, it also comes with plenty of features usually found in pricier machines.
Measuring 3.2 by 4.0 by 0.8 inches (HWD) and weighing 6.8 ounces, including the built-in lithium ion rechargeable battery, the Intellinav 3 is relatively slim and trim. Unfortunately, though, the device’s 3.5- inch touch screen has a reflective surface, making it difficult to view the display under bright, sunny conditions. Running the system is the Windows CE 5.0 OS and a SiRFstarIII GPS receiver.
A fat 2GB memory card holds a POI (points of interest) database with six million entries and includes data for Canada, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands as well as for the U.S. Historical traffic patterns are also stored and can be used for calculating more efficient routes. The device also offers a pedestrian profile.
On the road, the Intellinav 3’s text-to-speech engine did a good job of pronouncing street names, and it generated the same routes as other Navteq-based GPS products I’ve tested. I recommend it as a good choice for budget-conscious shoppers.Netropa Intellinav 3: $329.99Check This Out:Navigon 7100: Zagat for the RoadMagellan Maestro 4050: Speak and it obeysLG LN740: Powerful GPS Tracks Traffic