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Navicore Personal 2007 on Nokia E61

101 for receiver

Manufacturer: Navman

Our Rating: We rate this 4.5 out of 5 User Rating: Our users rate this 1 out of 10

Navicore is software designed for mobile use, so we loaded it on to a Nokia E61 and took it out for a stroll. It's the best current implementation of satnav designed for mobile phone use.

Navicore is software designed for mobile use, so we loaded it on to a Nokia E61 and took it out for a stroll. Doing so is very convenient using the slimmed-down Navicore GPS receiver – now a similar size to a box of matches from a posh hotel bar.

We were far more impressed with the speed at which it found a fix and calculated a route through the back streets of the City than we were with the Nokia Navigator. Routing is fast and hundreds of POIs are included. Ensconced in a car, we were able to choose between the shortest and quickest routes, and to avoid speed traps and congestion using traffic updates and camera alerts.

We found using the Navicore software while hurtling along a dual carriageway less easy than with one of the dedicated dashboard products which have larger screens, but Navicore supports most Nokia handsets. The ease of use here will be dependent on the device you buy it with or for.

As with other mobile handset-based satellite navigation options, you can use your GPRS connection to get traffic and speed camera alerts. The version of Navicore we used came with full UK and Ireland maps, but Navicore has also squeezed a version covering the whole of Europe on to a single 512MB SD memory card.

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Navicore Personal 2007 Expert Verdict »

Software: maps: Navicore Personal 2007, UK and Ireland
free traffic updates, speed camera alerts included
rerouting, full postcode search, car/pedestrian/cycling modes.
  • Ease of Use: We give this item 9 of 10 for ease of use
  • Features: We give this item 8 of 10 for features
  • Overall: We give this item 9 of 10 overall

The best current implementation of satnav designed for mobile phone use.

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