Becker Traffic Assist Z100 Crocodile

Second Becker navigation iGo software over the counter will now go after the Z201. The traffic assist Z100, due to its robust shell also crocodile called, costs $299.

  1. Becker traffic assist Z100 crocodile
  2. Data sheet
  3. Rating

Thanks to splash-proof design, it is suitable for tours by car or motorcycle, on federal roads as well as in the outdoor area.

The first shock but coming at the beginning: when booting the Navi reptile needs beaten 100 seconds, until the first input is possible. But then speed is then announced: the iGo software reacts pleasantly fast, bailouts, surfing the menu without the Please wait for moments of NAVIGON software previously used by Becker.

Neat feature package

The main menu is clearly structured and can be operated intuitively. Also the grey-white red menus are very pleasant. The a-off-back-button is not quite managed: it is non-illuminated and flat in the housing and makes finger hardly feel themselves, which can be annoying when driving at night.

With on board is a practical travel assistant with the meter quickly convert settle in miles and kilograms to pounds. With a variety of games, music video player and an image viewer is provided also for entertainment. A traffic jam warning service must not be missing.

But those hoping for the precision TMCPro messages, will be disappointed: Becker powered his Z100 just a TMC receiver. For this, the Navi knows streets throughout Europe, goodies like Lane, 3-D buildings and points of interest included. To preserve the overview, you should unhide all gimmicks, but according to gusto decide which are necessary.

Achilles heel: route guidance

Route selection and guidance of the crocodile were not entirely convincing in the test. Selected “faster” route the Z100 navigated ever on surreptitiously by Tempo-30-Zonen – it acts mainly on stranger unsettling.

The times called the voice control to the “Turn right” on said however “Keep right”, which led to incorrect manoeuvres and therefore the routes new – calculation. As the announcements do not always precisely, looking at the display can be especially at intersections in downtown hardly avoided.

This convinces the graphic representation: the 3-D view pleases with vivid buildings and realistic landscape views. All in all is a good GPS that however requires a little tuition in the subject “best route” the crocodile.

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) / 4.3
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 18
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 GPS-Ant. Audio
Total storage / memory space (MB) Intern
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 good (76)
Navigation 70 70
Communication 20 0
Entertainment 10 6
Handling max. 150 very good (131)
Operation 60 57
Destination entry 60 54
System speed 20 20
Voice control 10 0
Guidance up to 150 well (122)
acoustic guidance 50 43
optical guidance 75 63
Positioning accuracy 25 16
Route calculation MAX 100 good (76)
Overland 30 25
City 30 19
dynamically 40 32
JUDGMENT Max 500 405 good
Price / performance well
tested in issue: NC2 / 09

Rating

Test results
Equipment Cap 100 good (76)
Navigation 70 70
Communication 20 0
Entertainment 10 6
Handling max. 150 very good (131)
Operation 60 57
Destination entry 60 54
System speed 20 20
Voice control 10 0
Guidance up to 150 well (122)
acoustic guidance 50 43
optical guidance 75 63
Positioning accuracy 25 16
Route calculation MAX 100 good (76)
Overland 30 25
City 30 19
dynamically 40 32
JUDGMENT Max 500 405 good
Price / performance sufficient
tested in issue: NC2 / 09