No sound got refund
MY660LMT was great but sound was to low and can not put external speaker and can't even add to Bluetooth only to a Mobil so I took it back and got a refund and we'll find another system With much louder volume
Good - but the maps are a mess!
Used an My60T for years and was always happy with it - but in 2014 I went driving in europe/uk/ireland for 10 wks and navman wanted $149 for europe maps. Got hold of a TomTom start20 for $70 from someone who'd bought it in Germany doing similar things six months previously. I found it good and accurate but did miss the navman detail although it wasn't of any great consequence. At the Dick Smith sellout in 2015 I bought a TomTom 60??? whatever for $76 based on my experience with the start20. However, I found that travelling Australia is far far ...different from travelling europe and the TomTom method of not providing detail travelling progress info was annoying so I dumped it and bought the MY660LMT. Now my brain was happy because I had all of the info again. And the map upgrades each 3 or 4 months was nice although not entirely accurate - except for the last upgrade Aug 2017. The trip info is accurate but the routing is sometimes really screwy - sends you off the highway and down the backstreets and then back onto the highway. The TomTom did this in the UK where it said that you had arrived at your destination but it was one or two streets off the mark. Three stars only because the Navdesk software for downloading maps is atrocious - obscure and difficult to use. Connect the TomTom and it immediately knows the status of your device and upgrades itself without any interference on your part but with navdesk you have no idea which way to turn next. Navman don't even let you know that there is a map update - you have to keep checking manually every month or so. Dumped the old My60T as it was 5 yrs old and Navman wants to charge $19 for a new rubber suction windscreen mount plus postage for all up $35 (outrageous) - buy a couple of shower suction cup mounts at bunnings for a couple of dollars and replace it every 6 months. Overall, it sure beats $400 for an update to a third rate system installed in the Toyota.
WASTE OF MONEY AND BE PREPARED FOR HELL!
I purchase a new unit every 12-18 months due to the amount of time I spend on the road. This unit would have to be the WORST EVER unit I have used. 200 word or more of the faults this unit has, would not be enough. I have never posted a review, but this unit will drive you to become a nervous reck....stay well away if you trust my judgment. I have no problem using these products, it's the unit that's priced attractive but not up to any standard that you would be happy with. Navman, you may sell alot of units, but keeping a repetitive customer with a satisfactory product is the key!
Works OK, but room for improvement
It gets the job done.
Live traffic without the need for a smart phone connection.
Landmark based navigation is useful.
Simulated street signs at major intersections is well implemented and quite handy.
Interface is simple, clean and easy to use.
Maps seem accurate enough, GPS lock is fine, updating is no worse than other navigators and installing in to vehicle is easy.
Cons: ...Screen lacks contrast and can be hard to see in daylight. Software is buggy - it occasionally misses telling you about a turn, and the device emits various "bonging" sounds periodically, for no apparent reason. Speaker is tinny and a bit on the quiet side. Overall I'm satisfied with this unit, but it's not particularity brilliant. This navigator replaced a Tom Tom unit that was, in almost every respect, way superior to this Navman. However, the Tom Tom was more than double the price, so can't really complain. Still, I would have happily paid more and bought another Tom Tom, but for the fact that Tom Tom no longer offer live traffic without the use of a connected smart phone.
Terrible but could get be excellent if I get some helpt to download software for MY660LMT
I bought a MY660LMT and followed the instructions to a T. Charged it for eight hours on a PC and could not understand why it was not "charged" at the end. Being old (46), I took it back to the store and the youngster there looked it up on the computer website and informed me that the NAVMAN does not charge to last a long time and the battery is only a back up which lasts 20 minutes (I felt like a twit). I was also told not to use a computer as it would not charge as well as through a normal wall socket. I asked where the Micro SD card was a...nd he told me this is only to extend memory (it was on the instruction to insert one of these?) I then asked the kid if I could download the software (this was the next instruction and the package came with a CD). I do not have a CD facility in my new laptops (I think CDs are becoming obsolete?). He said I could buy an extender from the store or go onto the NAVMAN facebook webite to look under "lost disk" and this may lead to the software. I am now trying to find a smarty pants way to find the software. I have now used the product for a day and love it but would really like to download the software (yes I can phone around and find an old person with an old model which has a CD facility but I am too knackered). This is, by the way the second MY660LMT I have had in my possession. The first one I purchased flickered frantically on the first day I used it (the day after I charged it on a PC, and then put into my car with the correct charger). I took it back to the store and they kindly replaced it, but advised I would need to install the software as this may have caused the flickering. I was also advised to make absolutely sure that I charged it through a PC and not on the wall. After three weeks of waiting for it to arrive by courier as promised, I drove to the store (I Iive a distance away), and they apologized profusely and gave me one. The rest starts from the top...... I think that the instructions need to be clearer and the option to download software be easily accessible on the website. By the way, while waiting for the NAVMANS, I have been driving around with my cell phone as a guide and a voice saying GP signal lost. I am happy now. I just need to download the software. Oh, another thing, all navigators do not suck onto my windscreen properly (or is this just me?)
The most inaccurate maps you could ever think of
operating this unit is perfect, the mat screen is easy to see but I wish it had Garmin / Google maps as this thing cant even guide me around a Sydney block, had me attempting to drive on the beach at Stanwell park and this is supposed to be the latest mapping.
They really need to bite the bullet and use Garmin, tom tom or Google maps as all 3 are so much more accurate and actually use ROAD maps from the 21st century.
Questions & Answers
i have tried several usb cables for my MY690LMMT but they wont connect to NAVDESK it will charge my device but wont see it as a drive to update the maps...ideas?
As far as I'm aware a USB cable only has a read and a write line and the two power lines but I I think there has to be some other control lines also. I had the same issue last year re connecting for upgrading maps and found the usb that I was using for charging didn't work with Navman although I'm sure that I had used it prevviously where you had to download the map and install it in separate processes. I had to dig around and find the proper Navman cable and it then worked fine. My guess is that an upgrade to Navman software where it now does all things in one step is doing more checking and requires the proper navman usb.
Thanks for posting your query.
Capt Jack is right, please use the USB cable that came with your device. Please also make sure that the computer you are using is compatible with the device. The compatible operating systems are: Windows 7, Windows 10, and Mac OSX 10.12 and above. We recommend using a personal computer and not a company/work computer. Company computers with company restrictions/strict security can block the connection between the device and the computer.
If the problem persists, disable/lower down the firewall or antivirus security as it may be blocking the connection. Depending on the computer, you may need to restart after changing the security settings. Unplug and reconnect the device to the computer.
Hope this help. Otherwise, feel free to contact our support team on [email protected]
Hey Capt Jack, thanks for the helpful tip.
The Navman Team
How do I remove the back of my660lmt to replace battery
I notice that there is a couple of screws along the bottom edge. Take them out and ease off the bottom edge of the back and it will probably pop off of a couple of lugs at the top. They are lousy cheap batts and seem to have a lifetime of about 12 months. Be interested in what sort of battery you install.
Thanks for posting your query.
Please note that the battery is not user replaceable and cannot be purchased separately. Would you mind if we private message you to get the device's warranty details? We'd like to ask some personal information as well.
Alternatively, you may email us at at [email protected] and we will do our best to help you further.
The Navman Team
Navman battery goes flat when turned off in a matter of days; is this normal??? Model MY690LMMT
Hi John B,
Thanks for positing your query.
Your device uses a lithium-ion battery. Due to that, it’s normal to lose some battery charge during inactivity or even the power is off. Your device is not designed to be solely run on the battery. the battery is designed as backup power for situations where you may need to unplug for short periods of time only.
Please make sure you have the Navman connected to the provide in-car power adapter at all other times.
Feel free to contact our team for any other concerns via [email protected]
The Navman Team
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