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updated 02:35 pm EST, Fri December 8, 2006

NavMonster GPS unit

Taiwanese company Sheng Jay Automation Tech has uncovered the NavMonster SJ-5289, a GPS unit with a strong emphasis on media features. The display is a seven-inch, 16:9 touchscreen with 262,144 colors, and it supports file formats such as 3GP, AAC, MP3, and MP4. Data is loaded through CF, SIM, SD, and MMC cards, or the provided mini-USB cable. The unit can even go online using an Ethernet cable, or else wirelessly through an adapter or a CF-based WiFi card. The GPS element supports 3D navigation and has a database that covers all of Europe as well as Canada, the United States, China, Taiwan, and South Africa. Multiple languages are supported including English, French and Spanish. The American debut of the NavMonster should be at next month's Consumer Electronics Show.

by MacNN Staff




  1. zionistpigs

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Alva Tsung Sheng Jay

    Sheng Jay automation, makers of this ugly shtick are stealing money by selling this garbage. Beware of the scam going on here.

    This company does not even know what is Let me explain what is not working in detail:

    1) USB Port: The USB Port is not "broken". It just does not exist inside as an installed hardware component. The USB Cable that comes with it and the USB interface hole on the device is just a dummy, a sham. If you connect the USB Cable between the PC and the device, nothing happens. This was already confirmed to me by Alva Tsung, who is selling these units all over the world, including mine.

    Because there is no port to communicate with your PC, there is no way to update your software on this unit, including the Operating System.

    2)Software Hangs: When u try to navigate between the menus or within the menu list and press a "Back" or other option, the unit simply hangs and does not respond. This is not a Windows problem. This is the bad GPS Application software written on this unit. If You press any of the keys more than once, it freaks out and restarts the GPS unit, thereby losing all your work.

    3)Video Problem - The map Image gets garbled once you are moving from one part to another, not something I have seen on other GPS Units. May be the Processor is too slow or not fit for this bulky unit or something. The Hardware, OS Software and the application software are just not blending well and hence this unit is a complete disaster.

    4)Audio problem - The Audio Prompts are too low in volume and not audible when you are driving. The audio quality is poor and gives a whirrrrr kinda noise rather than clear prompts.

    5) Maps - Not included in the price. You have to pay additional charges to buy any maps you want, be it US maps or Canada maps or EU maps. You have to buy them and burn to an SD Card or compact Flash card - Your Penalty is $50.00

    6)No SIM/SD cards included - This unit comes with no SD or Compact Flash cards. You have to buy them additionally and when you buy the map software, you have to burn them to the cards and use them - Your Penalty is $20.00 for a 1GB SD card.

    7) No direct copy of the Maps to the Unit - The Unit does not support any storage, other than the existing and non-upgradable OS. This means, you have to buy an SD Card Reader/Writer and write your maps to suc additional hardware and use them in the SD card slot or the CF Card slot provided on the unit - Your Penalty is $30.00 to buy the card reader/writer. 8) Metric numbers like Kms and Meters - Not for US use. 9) Maps are 10 years old - many roads not listed.

    There are several other problems which are too many to list here like Non-working menus, menus disappearing while using, keyboard view disappearing while using, not being able to input any address in straight address format, etc.etc

    Please be aware of these problems, before you in

  1. zionistpigs

    Joined: Dec 1969


    NavMonster SJ-5289 Garbag

    These ports does not work.

    This unit comes in several parts, not as integrated unit - memory is seperate, power adapter is seperate, charger,clamp, several bolts and nuts, card writer, car adapter all are seperate and you have to carry all of them.

    The large screen is a big distater. Video resolution is poor. If you lose stylus, the touch screen will not work as when you press in one place it reads at another place.

    Hundreds of problems with all units made by Sheng Jay Automation.

    Do not buy their garbage.

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