Manufacturer's blurb

"With its clean lines and sleek finish, the S90i makes its mark as one of the best-designed and most innovative portable navigation devices in the world.

"Intelligent features such as built-in Real-time Traffic and Route Traffic Overview let you know in advance what’s ahead. Safety features such as text-to-speech speaks road names as you approach a turn and built-in Bluetooth handsfree calling helps you focus on your driving. Slim, light and complete with a foldable cradle, the S90i fits your life, perfectly."

The Navman S90i goes beyond navigation to give you:

  • Stylish, intelligent design
  • Safe, easy-to-use menu
  • Brilliant, sharp 4.3in high-quality touchscreen
  • Western European maps preinstalled
  • Built-in real-time traffic information - Free product lifetime subscription
  • Route traffic overview
  • Integrated Bluetooth handsfree calling
  • Text to Speech - Speaks 'next turn' road names
  • Preloaded safety camera data - free trial
  • Up-to-date maps with Navman's iUpData
  • NavPix technology: navigate to pictures
  • NavPix camera
  • New Navman Desktop Manager including Mileage Reporter

Technical specifications

Hardware

Weight: 198g
Dimensions: 80x140x20mm
Processor: 400MHz Samsung 2443
Memory: 2GB internal Flash memory; 96 MB SDRAM
Memory Expansion: SD/MMC
GPS receiver: SiRFstarIII
Battery: Rechargeable integrated Lithium-ion battery (up to five hours life depending on usage)
Display: 4.3in touchscreen
Display resolution: 480x272 pixels

Extras

2Mp integrated NavPix camera
Real-time traffic information
Built-in traffic receiver with free product lifetime subscription

Software

SmartS 2008 navigation software
Pre-installed safety camera data: free trial
Integrated Bluetooth: Handsfree calling
NavPix: navigate to pictures
Navman Desktop Manager: Mileage Reporter, NavPix album
POIs (Places of Interest)
Voice-guided instructions
Text-to-Speech: spoken ‘next turn’ road names
Multiple route options
Improved address search
eight-digit postcode search

Navigation views

Turn-by-Turn
Route Summary
3D moving map
2D map view

Mapping

Tele Atlas map data 2007.4
Street level Western European maps pre-installed

OUR VERDICT

This attractive and intuitive navigator is a welcome addition to Navman’s S-series. It remains to be seen whether navigation by image will become a hit, but top marks to Navman for not just listening to feedback but acting on it too. Given its high-end feature set, the Navman S90i represents great value for money