LG LN740 Gps Review

LG  LN740

LG have entered the gps navigation system market with a well built system that competes with the popular gps systems on the market from Garmin, Magellan and Tomtom. Gps Magazine have done an extensive review of this system and concluded that is worth the $500 that LG is asking. Here are some highlights of their review:

Pro’s:

  • Unsurpassed routing engine outperformed all other units in the test, including Garmin, Magellan, and TomTom
  • Great slim design
  • Easy, one-button access to the map screen from all sub-menus
  • Convenient physical volume controls
  • Large, 4-inch display
  • Nicely engineered windshield mount is simple, effective, and easy to use
  • 6 hour battery life
  • Text-to-Speech (GPS System announces actual street names)
  • Large POI database (7 Million)
  • Real-Time Traffic Data (provided by NAVTEQ with coverage in about 50 U.S. cities. Comes with 90 day free trial, then requires annual subscription)
  • Fast routing/re-routing

Con’s:

  • Screen not as bright as Garmin nuvi or Magellan Maestro 4000-series GPS units
  • Screen resolution lower than most other 4-inch models
  • Traffic service requires additional unsightly antenna to be connected to the windshield
  • Underpowered speaker
  • Menu icon on map screen is too small. Hard to press while driving
  • Power cable connects directly to the GPS instead of the windshield mount
  • Annoying “TMC” logo always displayed on map
  • Music Player has no “Night” mode – only a manual brightness control
  • No Bluetooth

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