With its glossy piano-black bezel and silver plastic back, the new EZY range looks much like the MY55T featured 4.7-inch screens, the EZY40 makes do with a 4.3-inch resistive touchscreen with a class standard resolution of 480x272.that debuted last year but for one critical difference: screen size. Whereas the and
Those desirous of a smaller unit or more hip-pocket friendly price tag can opt for the EZY30 that, apart from its 3.5-inch touchscreen and the resultant reduction in mass and dimensions, is identical to the EZY40.
Both units are a little fiddly to set-up initially, with the windscreen mount requiring the mini-USB charging plug to be threaded through it. Otherwise, the EZY40 is easy enough to attach to a car windscreen and it gamely adheres itself despite the best (or worst) efforts of Sydney's roads to dislodge it.
The only physical control for the EZY40 is the on/off/reset slider that's located along the top edge; gone is the MY-series' physical menu button. Another item given the old heave-ho is the slide-to-scroll interface from theand MY ranges; a wise choice given the limitations of resistive touchscreens.
In its place is a pared down menu screen consisting of two large buttons (Find and Map) and three smaller buttons (My Places, Settings and Near Me). Dive deep into the menus and there's a handy button in the top-right corner to jump straight back to the main menu.
Destination entry is supremely easy via keyword search, although we'd steer well clear of it for common street names, like George Street. A few quirks remain; for instance, the QWERTY keyboard layout isn't switched on by default and recalling recent destinations requires the user to click My Places and then a rather too small tab denoted by a clock.
The clean, minimalist map screen is retained from previous Navmans, although again here the interface has been revised with the confusing slide-away windows thrown in the bin. Tap the map and a six-icon (Main Menu, Volume, Zoom, Traffic, Route Overview and Cancel Route) menu springs forth.
Thanks to its position near the bottom of the Navman food chain, the EZY40's processor struggles to handle some of the neat fade in/fade out animations. More critically, responsiveness is sometimes an issue; for example, we were able to make a nice croquembouche in the time it took for the volume overlay button on map to register our furious tapping.