Did you know that Navman was born in New Zealand in 1986 when Sir Peter Maire established Talon Technology? At its height, Navman employed over 300 staff in Auckland. It was eventually acquired by Brunswick Corporation in 2004 with its various divisions sold to other electronics-based companies.
Today, Namvan is amping up its presence and offers a wide-range of products to suit various needs and technical temperaments.
We know that for members who tow larger vehicles like a caravan, a specialist GPS that takes that size into consideration would be invaluable and Navman has the new Drive Duo SUV with large vehicle assist (finally!) and a 2K full HD dash cam.
Some Navman Tips & Reminders
1. Quite an old-fashioned thing to have, but each unit comes with an installation disk in CD form. This is the Navdesk program which you need to install on your PC. You need this to not only upload the NZMCA GPS files onto your Navman but you also need the program to update your GPS's software and maps so don't lose this disk! (though you can download the program now on the Navman website)
2. If you love fiddling with icons & voices for your POIs (Points of Interest), Navman is the easiest one to have these put in. Other GPS brands require that the file names for the icons and voices be the same as the GPS files whereas you can name your voice and icon files any which way you want and they'd work.
(updated July 2017. For queries, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org).