As gadgets of all types slim down with time, the GPS market is seeing an increased flurry
of shirt-pocket navigation units like Delphi's NAV200
. The company's first effort at producing a PMP / NAV hybrid was a bit of a mixed bag according to PC Magazine
, but still offered a respectable amount of features for under $400. It was noted that while the multimedia capability was great in theory, the inability to utilize them while in navigation mode was certainly disappointing; however, the increased amount of POIs and multi-point routing did receive suitable praise. Additionally, the unit doesn't preview turns before you embark
, and the GUI was deemed unintuitive in certain scenarios. Another dig on the unit's previously promising media functions came when reviewers couldn't playback video at resolutions higher than 640 x 480, and they twiddled their thumbs for "25 seconds" while it resized a 3.5-megabyte image for on-screen viewing. Overall, the NAV200 took a lot of heat for not living up to the multi-function hype, but it was deemed a "good, basic choice" for navigating at a great price, but only if those "other features" don't matter much to you anyway.