January 14, 2007

Via Michelin X930 Review


Via Michelin is coming to the US with models in the wings showing up at the FCC, and the lower end Via Michelin X930 selling over the holidays for a low price. Don’t know how many were sold, but it sounds like this one has some troubles, at least with the European installation. The thin design is attractive, and so is the name; one recognized for quality. In a recent review that showed up at Pocket Link in the UK, things went horribly wrong for the reviewer. The unit couldn’t navigate to his home or his office…. Ouch!

The unit seems impressive, thin, SiRF star III chipset, includes some Michelin guidebook information, etc.

The comedy continues, with turn directions in the middle of the highway, and a confusing Points of Interest interface and you have a disaster.

It’s worth a read. It’s easy to design a GPS, but it’s hard to design a good GPS. Proven again.

Read Full Review at Pocket Lint

Feb 7 Update: I have the Via Michelin X-930 in for review. I'll be posting my review in the in the next week or two.

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Posted by Scott Martin at January 14, 2007 11:35 PM

Recent Comments

I have the x-930 and have been told that it cannot have Canada and the U.S. both installed at the same time! Is there any truth to this?

Please help! Thanks.

Posted by: Kevin at September 5, 2007 11:06 AM
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