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Blaupunkt Travelpilot 53 – Navigation Device Reviewed


Blaupunkt is a well-known manufacturer of car radios. However, for some time now they have not only been trying to improve the sound system in cars, but have also been trying to enter the market for navigation devices with some products. New target groups and customer strata are probably to be reached with this method. Anyway, Blaupunkt actually stands for quality. One could say, however, that the enormous demands that the company has on itself must be somewhat reduced by the multitude of products that are now being offered. It’s a pity for the Blaupunkt Travelpilot 53, because in the end, it wasn’t quite enough for one of the top five places in our navigation device review.

The equipment

Ultimately, it was not due to the equipment that the Blaupunkt navigation device did not end up among the top models. With 24 countries, including all of Central Europe, the equipment can actually be rated as good. This number should be sufficient for a large number of interested parties. Nevertheless, there are minimal deductions, as the competition continues to upgrade and thus advertises with devices with worldwide integrated maps. A small setback for the Blaupunkt Travelpilot 53.

The handling

Ultimately, the reason why the Blaupunkt model did not perform above average is similar to the Becker model. The navigation devices from Becker and Blaupunkt are simply a little too complicated in terms of handling. Especially in the handling, some weaknesses become visible. Here and there it is difficult to find the desired settings or to understand the navigation in the device itself. A better result could have been achieved with simple means.

The route calculation

As far as the route calculation in our review is concerned, this product also scored well. A fast and timely calculation should be guaranteed anyway, but there are always models where you are surprised to see the opposite. Not so in this case. Becker’s navigation system can certainly score points when calculating routes.

The routing of the Blaupunkt Travelpilot 53

Particularly in terms of targeting, the shortcomings, for example compared to the TomTom Go 6200, are quite clearly shown. Unfortunately, you have to realize that the design and the look of the guidance system are not very appealing. There is a clear need for improvement here. As far as the voice guidance is concerned, there are no major shortcomings to complain about, but the visual appearance during the guidance costs some points. This is for the simple reason that it is not very easy to recognize the right lane when turning.

The map updates

However, the Blaupunkt Travelpilot 53 can once again keep up well with the map updates. R […]

The Price

The final placement is especially noticeable in the price, as this navigation device is clearly in the lower middle range with less than 100 €. Those who are not willing to spend too much can, however, land a bargain with this product. In the best case, however, you should have some experience with a navigation system, otherwise this product could cause confusion in traffic here and there.

Technical information:

Model: Blaupunkt Travelpilot 53

Maps: Europe (more than 24 countries)

Map updates: daily (for life)

Display sizes: 5 inch, 7 inch

Destination entry: manually

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