A Rival NAV-XEA50 in the Test

A rival is confident in its pricing policy: the NAV XEA50 129 euros. Is the price justified? Our test is the answer.

  1. A rival NAV-XEA50 in the test
  2. Data sheet
  3. Rating

Besides our site, Becker and co, the brand is A rival to an outsider. Still, the flat body of the NAV XEA50 adds chic and elegant. Curiosity is broad: how is the underdog in the practice?

Old plaster

Unfortunately, the user interface can not confirm the positive first impression. Compared to the competition, she seems somewhat Loveless, the panels are despite of sufficient large 5-inch touchscreens get unnecessarily small. Also the Pastel-colored map is something drab and low-detail. Detail lacking even in the appearance of the streets: curves appear not round, but square. There is not an in-between. Also the bending points are not indicated by an arrow or a marker. Also the vehicle icon in turn lagged behind often the real position of the car, and what at least initially irritated.

A revision require also the info boxes on the left and right edge of the screen. These are either too small and difficult to read, or unfavourably positioned. In addition the touch screen in sunlight tends to the mirror.

Light at the end of the tunnel

But enough bitching, finally the NAV XEA50 also has its good side: when driving through a tunnel simulating the route diligently until the end of the next, and also the voice of the voice prompt liked good intelligibility with very good timing – look at the display is anyway mostly superfluous. Have you used to the small control surfaces, addresses and points of interest can quickly enter. Who wants to save his nerves, should turn off but all confirmation tones.

Worth highlighting is the speed with which this is A rival to works: the menus quickly scroll up, and also the speed of the route calculation goes as far as possible in order. The same applies to the quality of routes – Carver on the road hardly indulged in the NAV XEA50.

Technical data and test results

Facilities
Navigation
The read setting monitor contrast / angle /
Alternative route / manual storage function /
Show current street name / next /
Display distance / time to destination /
dynamic navigation TMC / TMC Pro / GSM / /
Color display / diagonal screen size (inch) / 5.0
Map / 3D /
Crossing / auto zoom /
Representation of the arrow / map can /
Route choice short / fast /
Route exclusion toll roads / ferries /
Speed dial / configurable /
Additional cards available
Number of special target groups 50
Travel guide function / include /
Custom POIs / POI warning function can be used /
Track info text & map /
Destination input house number / intersection / postal code / /
Destination entry POI location / destination /
Destination entry milestones
Destination entry letter suppression / selection /
Destination input map / coordinates /
Destination entry last destinations (more than one)
Target store editable
Hardware
Interfaces USB neinnein
Total storage / memory space (MB) 4000
Entertainment
Connectivity accessories
Audio sound control / DSP /
CC / CD / MP3 / /
DVD-video / DAB / DVB-T / /
Email / SMS functionality /
GSM connection possible / integrated /
Telematics features analog / digital /
Image / video Viewer / camera / /
Test results
Equipment Cap 100 satisfactory (70)
Navigation 70 70
Communication 20 0
Entertainment 10 0
Handhabungmax. 150 well (122)
Operation 60 47
Destination entry 60 55
System speed 20 20
Voice control 10 0
Guidance up to 150 well (122)
acoustic guidance 50 46
optical guidance 75 58
Positioning accuracy 25 18
Route calculation MAX 100 very good (89)
Overland 30 30
City 30 30
dynamically 40 29
JUDGMENT Max 500 403 good
Price / performance Very good
tested in issue: 01 / 12

Rating

Test results
Equipment Cap 100 satisfactory (70)
Navigation 70 70
Communication 20 0
Entertainment 10 0
Handhabungmax. 150 well (122)
Operation 60 47
Destination entry 60 55
System speed 20 20
Voice control 10 0
Guidance up to 150 well (122)
acoustic guidance 50 46
optical guidance 75 58
Positioning accuracy 25 18
Route calculation MAX 100 very good (89)
Overland 30 30
City 30 30
dynamically 40 29
JUDGMENT Max 500 403 good
Price / performance Very good
tested in issue: 01 / 12