Aldi-Navi Medion MD96390

The Aldi Navi showed up in the test as a reliable pilot, which leads one to the target quickly and accurately. By default the cards appear in 2-D mode which comes in handy when you navigate in the city through the swarm of small streets can be. There is also a 3-D representation, which brings more overview especially for trips across the country or on the highway.
The so called text-to-speech feature is handy: Please turn left instead of the statement the device speaks the street names in addition, about: turn left on the road. The lane leads the way through tricky traffic situations such as large interchanges. To do

this, the track to circulate appears at the top of the screen. Practically, the function is maximum speed. It is enabled, the menu navigation for many roads (especially motorways and federal highways) hides the permissible speed as a small traffic sign a.

Operation
With its user interface, the Medion gained many advantages. The menus are quite clear, the meaning of the symbols is apparent even without looking in the manual. The control works by finger or the pen back inside the unit. This type of users on the icons on the touch-sensitive screen. The buttons could be but something larger was the one or two typos in the test not to avoid. addresses can be entered also by language. That required however corrective surgery on the screen input.

Presentation
Overall clarity thanks to the wide screen is good. However, street names appear a bit too small. Fall sun rays on the screen, he can be difficult. He hides at night about it.

Dam Bypass
The Medion Navi can Herum guide you thanks to the TMC traffic jam info service around traffic jams. The included pigtail antenna is connected, the device receives the free traffic information via the built-in FM radio receiver.

Facilities
Everything important in the package with mount, car charger, and TMC antenna is included. A mains charger, the Navi outside the car charge allows you to, is not. Prima: The MD96390 has a built-in hands-free kit for mobile phones with Bluetooth. Communication with the interlocutor worked in the test well.

points of interest (POI), about hotels and restaurants, can be called on at connected mobile phone with one-click. Not only the phone numbers of POIs are stored in the device, it is even a phone book from all over Germany (Status: August 2007) on board. Nice extra: the Navi to be MP3 music tracks, videos and pictures play.

Maps
Cards for 38 European countries are included. Almost all found on the supplied 2-gigabyte memory card space. Further maps are only available for the United States (129 euros).

Conclusion
The MD96390 impressed the testers with its large screen and fast, good routing. The built-in speakerphone is practical. «Bottom line, the navigation system for $299 is a cheap offer.

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