Overview: The Navigon 5100 GPS Navigator
offers state-of-the-art navigation technology in a device that is less than
1-inches thick and features a polished chrome housing. The unit features
intuitive menus, easy to read 2D and 3D map views, clear voice guidance via
text-to-speech, as well as many other navigational features.
GPS Navigation: GPS is based on a total of
24 satellites that circle the earth and are constantly transmitting their
position. The Navigon 5100 GPS Navigator uses this data and calculates its own
geographical position on the basis of the information transmitted by the various
satellites. For a sufficiently precise position it is necessary to obtain the
data from at least three satellites. Once the Navigon 5100 has determined your
position, it can be used as a starting point for your route calculation. The map
data on the GPS Navigator includes geographical coordinates of all digitally
recorded Points of Interest (POIs), streets, and places. This enable the Navigon
5100 to calculate a route between a starting point and a destination. The
calculation of the unit's current position and its representation on the map
takes place once every second so your current position is always shown on the
unit's map screen. If GPS reception is impaired, navigation data will be
interrupted but the navigation software remains active. As soon as GPS reception
is restored, the Navigon 5100 calculates any change of position which has
occurred in the meantime and navigation data will simply be continued.
GPS Antenna: The unit features a built-in
GPS antenna so there is no necessary installation of an external antenna. The
unit does offer an external antenna socket for connecting an external GPS
antenna if you are having trouble obtaining GPS satellite signal.
Maps: The unit features an SD-card slot
and comes supplied with an SD card preloaded with NAVTEQ maps of North America
(USA and Canada), excluding Mexico.
Integrated TMC (Traffic Information) Receiver:
The Navigon 5100 has an integrated TMC-receiver which provides the
navigation unit with up to date traffic messaging to advise you on traffic flows
and incidents. If necessary, it can alter the route dynamically in order to
avoid a traffic jam. This real-time traffic information works right out of the
box without any additional fees. For optimal reception, you should use the
supplied TMC antenna which connects to the unit via a 3.5mm minijack and adheres
to your windshield by suction.
Note: This function is only available
if TMC traffic information are being transmitted in the city in which you
are traveling. Please see the following web-sites for cities that offer TMC
The Navigon 5100 features a built-in speaker with
spoken driving directions and street names with advanced text-to-speech
technology for easier navigation.
Multi-Language: This unit supports
English, French and Spanish for its menu display and Text-To-Speech feature.
The Lane Assistant feature helps in knowing when to
change lanes by advising the best lane to be in relative to your current route.
LCD Color Display: The Navigon 5100
features a 3.5" LCD color touch-panel display (320 x 240 pixels) for easy
visibility and operation.
Software Keyboard: A software alphanumeric
keyboard appears on the unit's touch-panel screen when text entries are
Auto-Complete: This features helps you
find your destination quickly by displaying list of cities as soon as you enter
the first and second letter.
Password Protection: By created a password
for the Navigon 5100, you can protect the navigation system from unauthorized
Built-In Rechargeable Battery: The Navigon
5100 is equipped with a 1200 mAh Lithium Ion battery which allows up to 4 hours
of operation. The unit comes supplied with a car charger to supply power to the
unit while mounted in your vehicle as well as charge the GPS unit. It takes
approximately 4 to 5 hours for the unit to fully charge.
Mounting: The Navigon 5100 come supplied
with a mounting arm that features a suction cup mount to attach to your
windshield and an angle-adjustable ball-joint to attach the GPS receiver. The
mounting arm also comes with an adhesive disc to mount the GPS unit to your dash
Selecting Destinations: The Navigon 5100
GPS Navigator features the following ways to select your destination.
- Enter and Address: This function
allows you to select your destination by street address, city name or both.
- Search POI: Points of Interest (POIs)
are useful addresses that are organized according to particular criteria
such as airports, restaurants, hotels, gas stations, government offices,
banks, hospitals, shopping centers, etc. This unit has over 1 million POIs.
You can search POIs in the following ways.
- Nearby: POIs nearby are special
destinations that are located within a given radius of your current
location so you can always find the near gas station, restaurant or
- In a City: POIs in a given
location can be useful when navigating in an unfamiliar town. You can
search for POIs in a particular town or city.
- Nationwide: POIs of nationwide
significance are such places like airports, places of interest, national
monuments, etc. This enables you to fin POIs without having to know the
name of the exact location.
- POI Quick Access: The quick
access feature contains three categories of POIs. Destinations in your
vicinity that correspond to these categories can be listed quickly
without the need for additional entry.
- ZAGAT Survey Ratings:
NAVIGON 5100 offers ZAGAT Survey Ratings and
Reviews so you know the best places to go. ZAGAT ratings augment
millions of points of interest spanning a host of categories such as
Attractions, Golf Courses, Hotels, Nightlife, Restaurants, etc.
- Favorites: You can save destinations
you travel to often for quicker access.
- Last Destinations: This is a list of
all the destination that you have previously navigated to.
- Take Me Home: You can save your home
address so you can navigate to your home by activating a single button.
- Map: You may indicate a destination
directly on the unit's map by tapping the map screen.
Route Profile: You can set the following
parameters to customize your route.
- Speed Profile: You can select travel
by Car, Bicycle or Pedestrian.
- Type Of Route: You can select the
unit to calculate the Fastest Route, Optimum Route, Shortest Route or Scenic
- Traffic Information: You can choose
whether or not the unit uses its built-in traffic information receiver to
help calculate your route.
- Roadways: You can select the unit to
avoid or allow the following roadways - Highway, Toll Roads, Ferries or
Turn-By-Turn List: You can display
detailed directions of the calculated route before starting navigation or at any
time during navigation. This list displays all of the driving instructions in
Arriving At Destination: A message
displays when you have reached your destination. Only your current position
(triangle in orange) will now be shown on the map screen.
Planned And Simulated Routes: Its is
possible to plan routes in the comfort of your home without GPS reception.
Planned routes can be saved for later use, allowing you to plan as many routes
as you like. Its is also possible to simulate navigation.
Navigation Mode Settings: When the unit is
in Navigation mode, you can adjust the following settings.
- 2D/3D Map: This feature changes
between a 2 dimensional and 3 dimensional view of the unit's map screen. You
can select the 2D map orientation to Always North or In Direction of Travel.
- Day/Night: This feature changes the
unit's screen brightness for daylight or nighttime driving.
- Interim Destination: This setting
allows you to enter an interim destination into your navigation route. The
navigation system will first guide you to this interim destination and then
continue to your original destination.
- Skip Route Point: This function
allows you to omit the next route point.
- Block: This feature blocks a section
of the route that lies in front of your and recalculates the route in order
to avoid this section of the route.
- POI On Your Route: This function
displays POIs on your route. This enables you to find out how far its is to
the nearest places of interest.
Map Zoom Modes: The Navigon 5100 offers
the following Map Zoom modes.
- Zoom Mode: Allows you to plot a map
section to zoom.
- Zoom Out: The map section shown
becomes larger, but you will see fewer details.
- Zoom In: The map section becomes
smaller, but you will see more details.
- Pan Mode: Allows you to move through
the zoomed map section.
- Entire Route: Zooms the map so that
the entire route is visible.
- Current Position: Selects the map
section shown so that the current location is centered.
Map Points Of View: The unit offers a
Landscape and Portrait view of the map screen. The Landscape mode gives you a
widescreen view of the map, while the Portrait mode looks and feels like a cell
Reality View (Junction View): When you
approach a highway junction during navigation, the map will change to Reality
View mode. The Reality View mode shows the signposting and lanes you must
follow. This display remain unchanged until you have passed the highway
junction. The map will then change back to Navigation mode.
Note: Reality View mod is not
available for every highway junction. Availability is dependent on the map
data in use.
Logbook: You can use the Navigon 5100 to
record a logbook or keep track of your vehicle mileage for tax purposes or for
expense reports. This device supports various types of trips for which you can
record mileage. You can record for mileage for Business, Personal, Trip to Work,
Trip Away from Work, Job with Changing Locations, Job as a driver, Trip to
second household, or Trip away from second household.
Note: When logbook recording is
started, every movement of your vehicle will be recorded, even when you are
Speed Limit Warnings: You can set the unit
to warn you on certain speed limits as well as warn you if you are traveling
over the speed limit by 5, 10, 15, or 20 MPH.
Antenna: This connection is used for an
external GPS antenna.
TMC/Headset Connector: This 3.5mm jack is
for use with the supplied TMC antenna or can be used with an optional headset.
Card Slot: The unit features an SD card slot for inputting map data from the
supplied SD card.
USB Port: The Navigon 5100 features a
mini-USB 1.1 type-B port and come supplied with a USB cable for connecting the
unit to your PC. This unit requires the following system environment.
- PC needed to use additional map data
- Windows 2000/ME/XP
- CD-ROM drive
- USB port
- SD/MMC card reader recommended
CPU: Samsung 244-400Mhz
Operating System: Microsoft Windows CE Net
Memory: ROM = 256MB, RAM = 64MB
GPS: Built-in SiRF GPS III, 20 channels
TMC: Built-in GNS FM4_V7
Display: 3.5" LCD-Color touch-screen
display (320 x 240 pixels)
Rechargeable Battery: Built-in Li-Ion,