Navman locates addition to S-series satnav line


Satnav manufacturer Navman has today unveiled a stylish, super-slim addition to its S range of GPS-enabled gadgets.

Measuring only 13.5mm thick and weighing 150g, with a 4.3in flat widescreen display, the new product is the thinnest satnav on the market, Navman claimed. The brushed aluminium casing certainly makes it one of the most stylish.

Navman S100

The Glide Touch UI lets you scroll through the menus by touching the screen

Along with the inclusion of Glide Touch, a new icon-based touch-controlled user interface, the new Navman adds a stack more information on points of interest (POIs) available. It also adds more view options to enable the driver or passenger to see more of area surrounding his or her car, thus offering the option to stray off course and take in the scenery.

Navman has also incorporated a new "junction view", which shows major motorway intersections in 3D manner, the better to make clear complicated exits and switches.

Navman S100

One of the lightest and thinnest satnavs around..?

The S100 incorporates a new button marked Capture that lets drivers save new POIs as they discover them. The one-touch button means you can instantly store your current location to return to at a later date.

The new model runs on the latest SiRF InstantFixII chipset and brings in the latest, 2008 editions of TeleAtlas' maps. The device can also act as an MP3 player, though oddly you'll need a bundled USB adaptor to connect headphones to the S100. Register Hardware was told a Bluetooth-enabled version will be available next year so wireless headphones can be used.

Another nice touch is that to the traffic update aerial has been incorporated into the USB charger cable, cutting down on the amount of cables hanging about in the car.

The S100 will be available from the first week of November, priced at £199 ($343/€251).


Keep Reading

Tech Resources

The State of Application Security 2020

Forrester analyzed the state of application security in 2020 and found over 75% of external attacks are attributed to web application and software exploits.

How backup modernization changes the ransomware game

If the thrill of backing up your data and wondering if you will ever see it again has worn off, start the new year by getting rid of the lingering pain of legacy backup. Bipul Sinha, CEO of the Cloud Data Management Company, Rubrik, and Miguel Zatarain, Director of Global Infrastructure Technology at PACCAR, Fortune 500 manufacturer of trucks and Rubrik customer, are talking to the Reg’s Tim Phillips about how to eliminate the costly, slow and spotty performance of legacy backup, and how to modernize your implementation in 2021 to make your business more resilient.

Webcast Slide Deck | Three reasons you need a hybrid multicloud

Businesses need their IT teams to operate applications and data in a hybrid environment spanning on-premises private and public clouds. But this poses many challenges, such as managing complex networking, re-architecting applications for the cloud, and managing multiple infrastructure silos. There is a pressing need for a single platform that addresses these challenges - a hybrid multicloud built for the digital innovation era. Just this Regcast to find out: Why hybrid multicloud is the ideal path to accelerate cloud migration.

Anatomy of a Private Cloud

Learn the key elements that combined, build a true Private Cloud

Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2021