Navigon has not been in the U.S. as long as others (overseas 18 years), but their newest GPS offering, the 8100T offers something unique and ups the ante on the competition. Navigon has borrowed from NASA, their satellite topography for accuracy in navigation as well as elevations on the screen, giving a realistic 3D landscape view. The 8100T is the first of the Navigon line to incorporate this technology and offers a 4.8-inch screen which features a panorama view and a housing of brushed aluminum, offering a premium look and feel. The input offers an iPhone-like touch screen and responds as quickly as you would expect.
The Navigon 8100T also offers free traffic reports for life, voice entry for destinations, bluetooh, advanced text to speech, and directhelp, offering roadside help and assistance.
The 8100T retails for $599 with an optional $79.99 update for 3-years option and should be available in retailers this month.