Nextar Q4-MD 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator with 1-Year MSN Direct Service Included
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- Nextar Q4-MD In-Dash Vehicle Navigation System with MSN Direct
- Pre-loaded with maps of the U.S and Canada on a pre-loaded SD memory card
- Plays MP3s so driver and/or passengers can listen to their favorite MP3 files while in vehicle
- Includes one-year free of MSN Direct Services
- Storage capability for up to 300 addresses of favorite destinations
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With the inclusion of MSN Direct, the Q4-MD not only gets users to their destination via the quickest, easiest route, but also provides a unique resource to a wide-range of information. MSN Direct expands navigation systems by offering relevant, timely, location-specific information.
With MSN Direct, the Q4-MD provides drivers with essential, up-to-the-minute traffic reports, current and three-day weather conditions for a local area or nationally, and handy gas-price comparisons for stations near the driver. It is also a conduit to news headlines, stock quotes, and a listing of local events. For instance, MSN Direct can look up box office times for current movies playing at local theaters and get you information on the latest sports events, music concerts and more.
The Nextar Q4-MD comes with a generous 4.3-inch TFT touch-screen display that provides large, clear, colorful images of maps from all 50 US states and Canada's 10 provinces and three territories. A special automatic night mode offers additional screen lighting for even easier-on-the-eye viewing. Voice-guided directions with turn-by-turn voice prompts are clearly audible through a built-in speaker. Text-to-speech technology clearly pronounces road names. Language support is provided for the three most spoken languages in the covered area: English, French, and Spanish.
Adjustable mount for your windshield or dashboard.
Includes AC/DC Adapter, Car Adapter, USB cable, Pouch, Mounting cradle, MSN Direct Receiver, Dashboard mount disk, Mounting Bracket, SD card.
The Nextar Q4-MD provides 1.6-million points of interest, including hotels, shopping centers, gas stations, and restaurants. Instant route recalculation is provided in case a driver misses a turn. Digital map data is supplied by Tele Atlas, a leading global provider of digital maps and dynamic content that power many of the world's most essential navigation and location-based services.
Key Features Include
- Storage capability for up to 300 addresses of favorite destinations
- 2D and 3D map-viewing modes, a SD card slot for additional memory
- Capability to play MP3 files and display JPEG images
- Lightweight, built-in rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery supplies power
- Built-in speaker and voice-guided directions with turn by Turn voice prompts
- Preloaded maps of the 50 U.S. states + Canada (in 2GB SD card)
- 1.6 million points of interest
- Address book can store up to 300 addresses
- Instant route recalculation
- SD card slot for added memory
- MP3 playing & Photo viewing mode
- 2D or 3D map viewing modes with built-in compass
- Day and Night modes (Night mode features additional light on the screen for easier viewing)
What's in the Box
Nextar Q4-MD GPS navigation system, AC/DC Adapter, Car Adapter, USB cable, Pouch, Mounting cradle, MSN Direct Receiver, Dashboard mount disk, Mounting Bracket, SD card
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Top Customer Reviews
You have your choice of five different "voices" (male and female) in three languages.
The screen keyboard is in QWERTY format
When entering an address, the only keys you see are those that are possible. For example, if you start typing Albuq, the only letter you can choose next is U.
On freeways, the screen will display the green overhead signs and highlight the one you should follow. If there are multiple lanes, it will highlight the lane you should be in.
You can choose which information you want displayed in addition to the map (i.e., distance to destination, time to destination, ETA, speed, speed limit, compass, etc.)
The menus are not consistent in appearance or action, and it's sometimes hard to find the menu you need.Read more ›
This unit comes with 1 year free MSN Direct service. It can tell you much useful live information, such as live traffic, gas price, news headline, local weather, and even the stock quotes. At the first, I am not sure if it can provide "real" live information about everything included in its service. Surprisingly, it does bring me the newest and correct information about the gas price and the live traffic report.........these two services are what I need the most. Through it, I get to drive to the Universal Studio on Sunday without sticking with the traffic on the freeway and find a Shell gas station with the lowest price for V-power gas. To me, these two practical services create a significant value for this GPS, not to mention that it offers lots more live information as well.
And for the most important of all, comparing to its price, the value it creates has greatly exceeded my expectations!
The POI feature is just ridiculous. There's no way you'll be able to find what you want. The same is the case is intersections. There are some cool features like 3-D view, but come on, we don't buy a GPS to look at the graphics! I wish they had takne care of user-friendliness rather than concentrate on these extra gimmicks, which don't serve any purpose.
The accuracy of the maps is pretty ok. However, I have had trouble several times in locating addresses. I don't think these maps have been updated in the last 2 years. Another annoying thing is the fact that the GPS fails to tell you which side your destination is. If you are on a divided express way, you simply won't know whether you need to take a U-turn and be on the other side or not. You need to be a good guesser :)
Over all, it is good if you are looking to buy something cheap. It has almost always taken me to the correct destination (or somewhere close-enough). But please don't buy this if you think you can afford to put in another 25-30 bucks and buy something better.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have had, and used it for about a mouth now... And well it seems to work great, I love it! I named her Susan... I think you should get one for yourself, or as a gift. Read morePublished on August 29, 2010 by Johnny Blaze
I bought this as a back-up since our trusty Garmin 2720 acted up on a short journey, and we were going on a 4500 mile road journey to Yellowstone, Grant Tetons and back soon. Read morePublished on August 4, 2010 by Glenn A
Very impressive - I used a Magellan Roadmate for about six months before it was stolen out of my car. Needed a replacement and found this to be the lowest priced with a 4. Read morePublished on July 14, 2010 by Mark R. Lynch
I truly enjoy the recalculating feature, because I am a little hard headed and might miss a turn or don't want to get back on hwy and it just gives me direction from where I have... Read morePublished on July 10, 2010 by Brie
WARNING !! DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM NEXTAR. IT IS JUNK! THEY ARE A JOKE! NO HELP AT ALL. I WAS TOLD TOO BAD WHEN MY NEW GPS BROKE WHILE UNDER WARRANTY. DO NOT BUY... Read morePublished on July 6, 2010 by Larry Schulin
This unit has old maps and is just not very good overall. Look for for a good deal on a Garmin or Tom Tom unit that has great reviews.Published on June 5, 2010 by ppete
iGo8 software is awesome, with text-to-speech, lane assist, deep pool of POIs. In fact, the abundance of the POIs sometimes makes my thought of getting a smart phone... Read more
After using Garmin GPS for many years, I thought to make a change, and I bought this Nextar. To my surprise, it is not that easy to use this one. Read morePublished on May 14, 2010 by Yudi Yang