First and foremost, it’s worth noting that the Vehicle Navigation Dock does not increase or enhance the smartphone’s GPS signal strength – but rather, it’s nothing more than your typical suction style accessory for your vehicle. Luckily, that suction is pretty strong and requires a good amount of force to remove – even when it’s loosened a bit by unclasping the latch. In addition, you can rotate the dock to the angle that’s most optimal to your viewing pleasure.
Once the handset is in position, it automatically launches the dedicated navigation interface powered by Google Maps Navigation. Naturally, the nice thing about it all is that it sports some very finger-friendly icons that make it super convenient to peruse the interface. Besides the normal set of navigation-oriented functionality, we’re also able to access some of the phone’s core functions – like our contacts list, phone dialer, and music player.
For $39.99, it might not be too bad of an investment considering the kind of functionality it brings to the table – well, it beats having to fumble around through the usual Android menus.