New multimedia system in the Solaris interior New multimedia system in the Solaris interior
We make a reservation right away: we did not try to compare the two devices with each other. At least the difference in price hints at the inappropriateness of such a comparison: if the Lexand SG-555 navigator costs about 5, 000 rubles, then the officially announced price of the Hyundai multimedia system is 28, 000 rubles (and in practice, some dealers, judging by the reviews on club sites, ask for it and up to forty thousand). Again, a full-time system, where navigation is just one of many features, and a portable navigator are devices that play in different leagues. On the other hand, they were in our hands at the same time - therefore, albeit without any back thought, the same navigation tasks were set before them …
The multimedia system would not interfere with Bluetooth support - they say it will appear next year The multimedia system would not interfere with Bluetooth support - they say it will appear next year
Although the title of the cheapest car with full-time navigation firmly staked Kalina - in the segment where Solaris is fighting for leadership, the presence of a factory-installed navigation system is still an exception. For none of the existing Solaris configurations, a multimedia system is standard equipment - but as an option, it can be installed on any Solaris, regardless of version and configuration. The seven-inch screen is suitable for viewing video in Full HD quality, there are two USB ports (standard USB 1.0 and an additional USB 2.0 in the glove compartment) and a connector for connecting a rear-view camera. The iGO primo navigation program works with Navteq maps with a detailed study of 202 settlements (these are the Moscow and Leningrad regions and six other major cities), and a full set of Russian maps is included in the package. By the way, in the future, full-time Solaris navigation will “see” satellites not only GPS, but also GLONASS …
Lexand SG-555 - a navigator using information from satellites of two systems - GPS and GLONASS Lexand SG-555 - a navigator using information from satellites of two systems - GPS and GLONASS
Lexand SG-555 works with satellites of both systems right now. When can this feature of the navigator come in handy? Mainly - at complex intersections and junctions, where a lot of turns and thoroughfares are concentrated in a small area, and often parallel to each other. Receiving information from ten or more satellites, the navigator can quickly and more accurately navigate the intricacies of small and large roads and paths. And if the necessary turn is missed - the new, fifth version of the Navitel Navigator system is significantly faster than the previous ones, recounts the route.
The display of the number of “visible” GLONASS and GPS satellites resembles the score of a hockey match The display of the number of “visible” GLONASS and GPS satellites resembles the score of a hockey match
Despite the difference in concepts, form factors and prices in a real situation, both devices showed themselves similarly. On the one hand, trouble-free work "in the main specialty", that is, find the desired address, lay a route to it and track the movement. Both devices had in their bases catchy addresses chosen by us and confidently led to them. Moreover, the Lexand SG-555 was pleased with the absence of a sudden “fever”, which we had seen more than once with devices using Navitel and which strove to appear at key points on the route (the “fever” was manifested in the fact that the navigator began to randomly switch between types and scales) Efficiency of recalculation of routes also did not cause any problems and complaints. Without problems there were the most popular POIs in the form of gas stations, shops or metro stations.
Hyundai navigation circling one Moscow ring through another Hyundai navigation circling one Moscow ring through another
On the other hand, there were also “symptoms” familiar to navigation. For example, if there are several calculation options (in the standard Solaris navigation, they are designated as “fast”, “short” and “simple”), the routes in the different variants coincide almost completely. And during the initial installation, both devices tend to use the main radial and ring lines, which metropolitan drivers just would like to go around. The advantage of the standard Solaris navigation is that through a special menu it is very easy to literally “lock” a certain section with a couple of clicks and make the system reroute the route. Alas, after this command, the system, as a rule, prefers one ring to another - and in Moscow conditions this is often a change of sewn to soap.
So what to choose which way to go? The regular system always looks more solid. It fits perfectly into the interior of the front panel. This is navigation for your car and therefore more expensive. It’s good when you can save money, but if you take a third-party device, you have to put up with the presence of additional power wires from the cigarette lighter, with the need to find a place for the suction cup on the windshield and, as an inevitable consequence, albeit by a slight but reduced visibility. As they say, to each his own!