Averatec Voya 320 Video
Averatec Voya 320 Video Transcript
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>> Hi, this is Bonnie Cha, senior associate editor at CNET.com, and today, we're taking a first look at the Veritech Voya 320. This is a very basic and simple GPS system, so if you're new to the whole portable navigation scene, or just want a no frill system, this is a good device to get. Design, really nice and compact, there's a flip up GPS antenna in the back and the speaker is on the back as well. The controls are really simple, there's just a volume up and down, a main menu key and power on and off, which is nice. Also, it has a nice touch screen here and just, the icons are really clearly identified so you know what you're doing. As far as navigation, it has a turn by turn voice and text guided directions. There is not text to speech functionality so it won't tell you the street names, but you can get it on the screen here. They also have music, picture viewer, and video viewer, but multimedia integration isn't that great. There isn't too much internal memory for the files and if you want to use the ST Card, then you have to take out the map, so you can't use them both at once. The Veritech Voya 320 is available now and [inaudible] it will cost about 300 dollars, which is a good deal. I'm Bonnie Cha, this is been the Veritech Voya 320. ^M00:01:14 [ Music ]
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Averatec Voya 320 Review
The good: The Averatec Voya 320 sports a more compact and simpler design than its predecessor and is fairly easy to use. It provides accurate voice- and text-based directions as well as automatic route recalculation, multistop trips, and multimedia capabilities.
The bad: The Voya 320 does not support text-to-speech functionality, and the interface on some of the Settings pages can still be confusing. The multimedia implementation also could have been better.
The bottom line: Though the multimedia features are poorly integrated and some interface issues remain, the Averatec Voya 320 is an accurate navigator and an excellent value for those looking for a basic and affordable GPS unit.
Averatec Voya 320 Specs
Part number: PG135AB-1
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