Aesthetically the new GPS IGN is not a revolution.
Only a larger screen, now occupying almost all of
housing, differentiates it from previous Evadeo.
Always sober – sad some say – the device is not
yet adapted to a real outdoor use. because unlike
Magellan Crossover, it is not waterproof or shockproof. The luminosity
of the screen seems against better and allows visibility
correct in most situations.
In car navigation, no changes were made. The Evadeo
Primo remains effective and unrivaled in accuracy with its
IGN maps identifying almost all of French localities. But
before being guided to the countless remote destinations
he’ll have to be patient, especially if you have a
car equipped with a heat-reflective windscreen (present on vehicles
with air conditioning). With such a car – a Renault
Scénic – we actually had to wait more than three minutes before
the GPS properly acquired satellite signals.
Ended drive, the Evadeo will be able to demonstrate his
new capacity on the roads. As with the
previous model, it is necessary to first download
IGN hiking maps corresponding to the region where it is located, to
attractive rate of one euro each. While Evadeo was content to locate the user on
these cards, Evadeo Primo now provides guidance on
thereof. To do this, simply download a route (in the format
of GPX exchange) from their PC. And you can even use this feature
to be guided on walks already made since this Evadeo
Primo systematically stores the paths of the user. The
long walks lovers will appreciate further increased autonomy
(About 6 hours) through a battery now more consistent. But regrets that the economical operating mode causes paused the unit
requiring a full reboot every time you want to take a look at the map. So it is better memorize the
card and not to look at each crossing trail on pain
having to wait each time you restart the GPS.
In the end, this new Evadeo not quite live up to its
claims. The few changes that were aimed at
led to a hiking GPS, do not solve completely the
problems associated with such use. IGN Evadeo Primo fact remains
least one good multi-GPS (road and trail) but will not replace
not your IGN topographic maps.