Nokia 500 Auto Navigation Video
Nokia 500 Auto Navigation Video Transcript
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>> Hi, I'm Bonnie Cha, Senior Editor at CNET.com and today we are taking a First Look at the Nokia 500 Auto Navigation system. Now this is the second GPS we've looked at from Nokia and it's a big improvement over the first one, but I still wanted to the -- over a Garmin or a Tom Tom and I'll tell you why in a few minutes. But I'll start off with some good things. First it has a nice bigger 4.3-inch screen, so that's nice. And it's got some new navigation software, it's Nokia Max actually. And it's pretty good, but again not as streamed lined or easy as to use as a Garmin or Tom Tom. They've moved some of the shortcut buttons down here and it's easy to use to increase your volume and decrease your volume and you've also got a menu shortcut here as well. Also, it's got integrated Bluetooth, so you can use it as a hands-free speaker system. And the car charger has an integrated traffic receiver, so you can receive up-to-date traffic information. It's also got text-to-speech functionality, so it actually speaks street names when giving you audible directions.
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>> And overall, it's got some good performance. It was actually a really solid performer. The thing I really didn't like about this is the interface that I talked about earlier. It's just -- it's kind of hard to find things and turning addresses requires extra steps. Some other tools aren't organized very well, so it's hard to find them and the proper folders are where you think they would be. So, that and the fact that it's $500 makes me a little uneasy to buy this right now. It's an improvement, but again I would probably go with some of the other competing products first. I'm Bonnie Cha and this has been your First Look at the Nokia 500 Auto Navigation. ^M00:01:37 [ Music ]
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Nokia 500 Auto Navigation Review
The good: The Nokia 500 Auto Navigation system offers text-to-speech functionality and traffic information capabilities. The GPS device also features a 4.3-inch touch screen, integrated Bluetooth, and accurate directions.
The bad: The Nokia 500's user interface and navigation software isn't as intuitive or easy to use as competing products from TomTom and Garmin. It's also expensive.
The bottom line: The Nokia 500 Auto Navigation improves over its predecessor and offers a decent set of features and performance, but the GPS needs some work in terms of ease of use and interface.
Nokia 500 Auto Navigation Specs
Part number: 02702Z1
- Product Specifications