GPS Devices Des Moines IA

GPS devices are helpful gadgets to have when traveling through areas you're unfamiliar with or where getting lost is easy. Below you’ll find related articles as well as local companies and providers that will help you in your search.

Direct Access Tv
(515) 262-1211
2545 E Euclid Ave
Des Moines, IA
 
Av Architecture Furniture
(515) 266-8111
1687 Ne 58th Ave
Des Moines, IA
 
Audio Labs
(515) 288-2216
2204 Ingersoll Ave
Des Moines, IA
 
Artistic Theater Solutions
(515) 202-9669
2420 Tomlin Ln
Des Moines, IA
 
Ultimate Connections
(515) 266-7001
7015 Se 28th St
Des Moines, IA
 
Crystal Clear Communications
(515) 246-8222
1605 21st St
Des Moines, IA
 
Dish Installers
(515) 263-2026
2412 Richmond Ave
Des Moines, IA
 
Ness Electronics
(515) 261-0613
5177 Ne 17th St
Des Moines, IA
 
Hildebrand Tv
(515) 262-8374
4147 E 7th St
Des Moines, IA
 
Radioshack
(515) 967-7928
4141 E 7th St
Des Moines, IA
 

Review: The Navman iCN 750

Review: The Navman iCN 750

In the latest issue of Smartphone & Pocket PC Magazine, I talk about the Navman iCN 750, a Windows Mobile GPS navigation system with a digital camera. The iCN 750 sets itself apart with a feature they call "NavPix." While my article focused on the NavPix features of the unit (and you should pick up a copy to read all about this innovative feature!), I promised to give a general overview of the device on my blog.

IMPORTANT: Although it wasn't available when my article went to press, Navman has just launched a special Web site for NavPix-enabled images. You can download images created by Lonely Planet or other NavPix users, as well as uploading your own images. You can add titles and share them with friends and family as well as making them "public" so that other iCN 750 owners can download them.

The iCN 750 features five buttons on the front of the unit, with the top two buttons giving you one-click directions to the nearest gas station and parking lots. The next two access the iCN 750's menus and the final button will switch the display between the different views (turn-by-turn text directions, overhead map, guidance and 3-D displays).

iCN 750
To the right of the iCN 750's beautiful screen, five buttons give you quick access to the most important features of the GPS system.

The rest of the unit is kept relatively uncluttered. There's power and camera shutter buttons on the top, and a volume wheel on the right side of the iCN 750. The opposite side features headset, power, and USB jacks as well as an SD card slot.

A multimedia champ!

But the real advantage only becomes clear when you turn the unit on. The iCN 750 sports a four-inch (480x272 pixels) landscape screen. I've always felt that GPS systems should be shown in landscape mode (most Windows Mobile GPS applications support this feature, but Pocket PCs don't mount "sideways" very well) and the iCN 750 shows exactly why this is important. When the display is on 3D Map screen you get a wide view of the landscape and on Next Turn screen, you can easily see the directions alongside the real-time map.

In addition to the impressive screen, the iCN 750 has great audio features. The speaker is clear and loud enough to hear, even in a convertible with the top down, and the optional headset port offers an alternative for the hearing impaired and situations where ambient noise levels might be high. When the volume is changed using the scroll wheel on the right, the iCN 750 displays the volume level on-screen and repeats the current driving direction (like "turn right then take the next left") if a route has already been entered, or says the word "test" to give you an idea of the current setting. Pushing down on the volume scroll wheel mutes the sound.

Innovations abound!

Although setting a destination (by entering an address) is slightly more cumbersome than other GPS solutions, the res...

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