Performance issues aside, the MY450LMT does a good job of simplifying the navigation experience. Locations can be searched up in a myriad of ways, whether it includes inputting street names or getting recommendations based on search results. Aided by the large screen, directions are clearly shown on the on-screen map, enabling the driver to get a quick understanding of the situation via a quick glance. The built-in speaker delivers the audio prompts clearly and at a good volume, and the voice used for this feature is pleasant and not distracting.
A key selling point with the MY450LMT is the promise by Navman to provide updated maps to the device on a monthly basis for free, which can be installed from a PC via the USB port. While the existing maps on the device, provided by the Nokia's Here.com service, are already accurate, this feature helps to effectively extend the device's lifespan. While the screen and software could be better, the robust functionality of the MY450LMT makes it a worthwhile investment for anyone who drives a lot.
The Navman MY450LMT is available now for $279 from leading retail outlets such as Bing Lee, Dick Smiths and The Good Guys.
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