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just get something more decent to save you from trouble
How easy was it to set up and use this camera? Technology is lagging behind others . cannot install driver when plugged in, has to find the driver on its website. and it is not even working great.
How would you describe the quality of the recorded footage? average.
How satisfied are you with the connectivity of the dash cam? does not record, and cannot find recordings, I actually involved in a crash but cannot retrieve the media files (file type is weird, not accessible, requires a software to read).
How accurate and reliable are the maps? Map...
Purchased in July 2019.
Great product, some issues
Setting up my device was very easy. Good quality footage and you can use a larger SD card than other devices allow. I find the screen very easy to see, even with my sunglasses on and in sunlight (though I rarely get direct sunlight to the screen because I've mounted it directly under the rear mirror and the sun doesn't get there in a sedan). I have had this device over a year, and for the most part it works very well. The suction mount is strong and reliable, until the car is parked under the sun in 35+ degree heat, then the device will come tu...mbling down (my power cable is damaged from this, but still works). However, one problem that has started occurring only recently was that every time I turn it on, the device takes a while to locate the GPS signal and "wake up". This has been happening since I started parking in my apartment garage. Accompanying this, is that the first few minutes of dash cam footage, depending on how long it takes to wake up, are not recorded and this is very frustrating sometimes when I am reviewing footage and the first half of my drive is missing. Sometimes, even whole trips are missing. For example, after a 10 minute drive to McDonald's, someone scratched my front bumper in drive through while my car was on and I thought it was recording but I went back to review it that night and the footage wasn't there! Also, even though I keep the maps updated regularly, there is a street in my area that is "no left turn" on to the main road, which the Nav always takes me to turn left on. There are also some other small quirks in some areas, and I find that it doesn't do too well with street numbers. In tunnels, the device does a pretty good job at estimating your location where GPS signal is lost, I believe this was a recent feature addition in an update , because previously it would lose GPS and go haywire in a long tunnel. Overall, not a bad GPS experience, but I do also find that Google Maps does a far better job at finding the best route with most accuracy compared to any navigation device. Whilst the recorded video is of great quality and good at night, there is one problem when an "event" is recorded, the device tends to create a new video file which excludes the actual event. It would be helpful if there was a setting that allowed you to increase the time passed that you want saved into the event, for example when the event is detected, save the last xx minutes of the recording into the event file, rather than only saving the footage after the event. I personally do not use any of the ADAS/Driving Assistance functionality as I found it complicated to set up, and then unreliable (maybe I didn't set it up right). However, I didn't buy the product for these features so it doesn't bug me at all. Overall this device is pretty good for the price, and brings some fresh life to my '04 Pulsar. The speed and camera warnings are a great feature and it is handy that you can set a custom max speed limit since I am on my p-plates.
Purchased in August 2019 at JB Hi-Fi for $259.00.
I have been using it for last 1 year. Only few times, it was sluggish, otherwise, it was superb and fantastic. Dashcam was absolute beauty. Wide angle and HD video!!! Bluetooth was also fine.
Purchased in January 2020 at JB Hi-Fi for $149.00.
Touch screen freezes regularly
Camera stopped working after about 3 months
maps are not reliable
Easy to install
Signal strength is good
Have been in touch with Navman and the company I bought it from and none of them want to know about it even when it was under warranty, Steer well clear of NAvman.
Purchased in September 2019 at Noel Leeming Physical store for $260.00.
Not workable with stop-start technology
I bought this device as Garmin didn't have a GPS with dash cam at the time. It was never as good but when I bought a car with stop-start technology it was useless. When the car starts the accessory power is momentarily cut and this device starts to power down and continues to do so unless you notice the screen dialogue and touch "Yes". So what use is a dashcam if the device is powered off? I gave it away yesterday. I also had problems with finding my work address, it would say "No map data" even though it's an established part of Sydney.
Purchased in December 2017 at JB Hi-Fi for $207.00.
Drive Recorder function is not working at all after weeks only
Brought this unit weeks back (say 3) for a Combo (GPS + Dash Cam) function. It was a great box for first 3 weeks, then the Drive Recorder Stopped working. Have followed all guideline from the Navman team (Hard Reset, Smart Recovery, Remove SD card etc) but still no Luck
Purchased in February 2020.
Great gps and dash cam at reasonable price
Have owned this navman duo 2 for 1 year from good guys 250 dollar
Great gps very good video recording live up dates helpful. Never had a problem except for replaced charger can be hard to see in strong sunlight but if adjusted right not too much of a problem
Would recommend to a friend
Purchased in November 2018 at The Good Guys for $250.00.
This is worst product I have ever used. It’s crash cam does not record and keeps on showing DVR error. I get back to retailer today. They said it can not be replaced and sent to company for repair which may take 6 weeks. I spent 450$ and that what I got in return. Never trust this brand again.
It is slowest in response and does not cover all speed cameras as well.
Purchased in March 2019 at JB Hi-Fi Retail Stores for $450.00.
All of my complaints you can find if you read other reviews. I just wish I had done that first.
I took this product back after a few days because I was frustrated with not being able to see the screen on sunny days. The map colours are poor. Another problem is the route is blue, but the major roads are also a slightly different shade of blue.
Other problems include the sound wasn't working on the video even though I had this selected in the menu.
Constant driver alert alarms were sounding as I drove.
Roundabout navigation was ambiguous when it...
Purchased in December 2019 at JB Hi-Fi Online Store.
Bought this Navman DUO 2.0 6 weeks ago from JB-HF the screen keeps going so dull that it is Impossible to read at all even though the settings are turned UP fully.
I have emailed Navman twice and have never even had a reply and I have looked for a PHONE number to NO avail!
I bought this to replace an older Navman that I was very happy with that was no longer able to update maps
Purchased in November 2019 at JB Hi-Fi for $229.00.
First unit was faulty as it would not recognize sim. Had it two days so I took it back to JBHiFi and they were great as they test it and gave me a new replacement. Second unit worked well for about two weeks then started going crazy. Charge light would no go on, tried fully charging at home, sometime charge light orange or not on at all. Screen would go dull and be hard to read. Sent it for repairs but they found nothing wrong. Would not recommend this Navman device to anyone as the quality is poor.
Purchased in August 2019 for $259.00.
Review of the navman duo 2.0.
This unit performs all the functions as stated but if you want to view them on the screen on a bright day forget it as the screen is of poor standard & unviewable. I will be returning it to the dealer for my money back after only 3 weeks putting up with the inconvenience of this unit.
Purchased in September 2019.
I bought this Navman drive duo 2.0 as it advertised as an all in one gps and dashcam only to find out after installing that the dashcam doesn’t turn on automatically you have to press the camera every time you get in the car or it doesn’t come on. I called Navman and they told me I had to buy a dashcam for that???
Purchased at The Good Guys.
Fantastic GPS navigator with built-in dash cam
So easy to set up and up the device, it also included a Micro SD card for recording from the dash cam.
The recording footage is really good - even when used in a diesel powered 4wd vehicle which has a lot of motion vibration.
It's so easy to use all of the functions in the device. Setting up the dash cam was excellent as it takes into consideration the horizon, centre of the lane, and where the bonnet of the vehicle is located in the screen shot.
The maps, so far have been very accurate, including traffic safety cameras, and speed zone changes...
Purchased in July 2019 at Harvey Norman Retail Stores - Appliances for $197.00.
I bought 2 of these and have ZERO problems
I purchased 2 of them from The Good Guys, they gave me a discount too.
It has NEVER fallen off my windscreen. I wipe the screen with alcohol wipe and place the Navman on and lock it in and that is it on solid as a rock.
The screen view is dim like others suggest but I watch the road not the screen. I can see the screen before I drive away when I set a destination no problem and it's very visual at night. And when it alerts me of an upcoming turn I always seem to be able to see the screen when needed.
The fitting on the windscreen is great i...n my vehicle and in my son's vehicle and they are mounted low and the camera view shows what is ahead of the car. The viewing angle is great and it works great. I am aware of issues of it not powering up properly this seems to be the fitting into the lighter socket, I am changing my power lead to plug straight into my car audio system via USB this will give me a more secure power input fitting than the lighter socket. Overall it's not a DumbDumb it's pretty good
Purchased in March 2019 at The Good Guys Physical store for $220.00.
Questions & Answers
The cord that connects the Computer Power to the Navman Drive Duo 2.0 has been lost during house move.
Do you sell these online direct or is there a seller in Wellington New Zealand I could contact?
Thank you for reaching out to us!
The Navman accessories such USB cable and Vehicle Power Adapters are available for purchase from the Navman online store. If you wish to buy a USB cable or Vehicle Power Adapter, you may refer to the links below:
Dual Vehicle Power Adapter + USB Power Port
Mini USB Cable
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The Navman Team
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WHY can I get no response to complaint about battery? Repeated emails sent to PCNSupportAus@navman.com.au ... ? [6 feb & 26 may]
THEY might try fwduff at gmail ....
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Hi, I have a navman drive duo 2 which is nearly 3 years old, i connected it to a 12v lighter socket which i had wired myself now it doesn’t go at all, ( I’ve checked it on other sockets )if i had the polarity wrong would that burn it out ??
Thank you for reaching out to us.
We are sorry to hear that the device is not turning on. Regarding your query, it is possible that incorrect polarity might had caused the problem. To confirm, we do recommend getting assistance from a skilled auto electrician to make sure that wirings will be fitted properly.
To further check if the device is still working, please try to connect it to another power source such an AC adapter, or through computer’s USB port or another cigarette light in case you still have another Navman car power adapter.
If the Drive Drive Duo 2.0 is no longer turning on, or if the car power adapter is not working, please send an email to our email support team at email@example.com with your Full Name, phone number, Shipping address, Serial number, Date of purchase for further assistance.
The Navman Team
Thanks for your reply, i did what you suggested and plugged another lead into it and presto, it worked, so my lead must be had it.
We are glad to know that the device worked using another lead. If the original car power adapter is faulty, you may send an email with your Full Name, Phone Number, Shipping Address, Serial Number and Date of Purchase to our email support team at firstname.lastname@example.org so that you will be provided with a replacement car power adapter.
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|Category||Dash Cams and GPS Navigation Systems|
|Camera Resolution||1080p (Full HD)|
|Features||GPS and Motion Detection|
|Memory Type||MicroSD card|
|Dimensions||85 x 139 x 36 mm|
|Features||Built-In Dash Cam, Free Map Updates and MicroSD Slot|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
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