The first test with new navigation software for the Saab 9-3 was disappointing. The scale of the map display could not be changed, and on one device the DVD got out with a reading error. In the second part we tested the navigation update of “My Satnav Updates”.
The website leaves as questionable impression as before at EuroNav. It lacks a clear imprint, it is missing the tax number. There should be no big illusions about the legal background. But we want to test and not clarify legal issues.
For our Saab, “My Satnav Updates” delivers a 2011 software that should cost € 35,00. The delivery takes place within a few days, the DVD comes in the post from England. As in the previous test, all documents are missing, only the DVD is supplied. It would have been a big surprise if we hadn't got a “self-burned” DVD on our table. Like the “EuroNav” product, the “My Satnav Updates” medium does not come from a copy of the major manufacturers.
The Navteq logo is missing, as is the reference to IGN Georoute France, on whose license the original is based. What the legal part is probably finally clear.
In Achim's 2008 9-3 TTiD, which acts as a test car, the DVD runs without problems. Changing the scale is not an issue, the POI function works. A joint test drive shows that the changes of recent years have been incorporated into the software. The Saab now recognizes every new road and every new roundabout. When selecting the chosen route, the software jumps too fast and without possibility of selection in the navigation mode.
[sam id = ”14 ″ codes =” true ”]
We did not find any reading errors in the one-week test run, but the audible reading noises point out that a "self-burned" DVD is playing here. Incidentally, in the Turbo X, which generally has problems with self-burned media in its navigation shaft, the DVD got out immediately with a reading error.
The result is ambiguous. With the price of 35,00 € already common sense says that it can not be duly licensed goods. But unlike the software discussed in the previous review, functionality is in full. which would be a reason to be happy because we would have solved a problem.
Buyers of the navigation of “My Satnav Updates” take two risks, which have € 35,00 on the price tag.
Does the DVD in my Saab and I want to buy software from legally unclear source? Everyone has to answer the question for themselves, as a blog we have to advise against it from a legal point of view.
The subject of navigation in the 9-3 goes into the next round. What if the original system is broken and a repair is too expensive? In the next few days, we will introduce an alternative system that fits perfectly in the 9-3.