Falk Navigator Plus ROOF in the Test

Falk wants only 20 euros for his new ROOF-navigation on the iPhone. We have tested, how to beat Falk Navigator plus ROOF in practice.

  1. Falk Navigator plus ROOF in the test
  2. Data sheet
  3. Rating

The price is hot: 20 euros for a complete Navi app included on the device saved maps – new Falk Navigator plus ROOF undercuts so the closely related ALK CoPilot to five euros. Who wants to use a data connection on the road not constantly – as is mandatory for the Billignavis of Skobbler or Navfree – wrong here exactly. The European version is pleasingly priced 35 euros.

Saving version

However Falk saves again something elsewhere: so there is only a 2D view as the default, the 3D can book an in-app purchase for 8.99 euros. The function “optimal routes” there is at the same price, traffic and fuel price service cost 7.99 euros each per year. The surcharges for the European version are identical.

In the full stage of Falk Navigator is no longer cheaper than the competition – but you can navigate very reasonable even in the basic version: operation both on the way there is to complain about little.

The extensive menus respond very quickly to input, typing in an instant through the settings and has the whole system quickly under control. Slightly disturbing: The optional functions are still available in the menu – if you click on it, an error message stating, but please upgrade to buy. It can annoy rather.

Without a tour guide

On the way, Falk Navigator without additional apps made a good figure. Especially the successful cockpit view below, but also cards graphics and voice output cannot compete with the best. Liked also the route calculation, but often is, the option is the “optimal routes” on the heart.

Compared to the previous versions deleted Falk however has the Guide extensions. I’m sorry – that has always drawn Falk and highlighted.

Data sheet

The read setting monitor contrast / angle /
Alternative route / manual storage function /
Show current street name / next /
Display distance / time to destination /
dynamic navigation TMC / TMC Pro / GSM / /
Color display / diagonal screen size (inch) / 3.5
Map / 3D /
Crossing / auto zoom /
Representation of the arrow / map can /
Route choice short / fast /
Route exclusion toll roads / ferries /
Speed dial / configurable /
Additional cards available
Number of special target groups 31
Travel guide function / include /
Custom POIs / POI warning function can be used /
Track info text & map /
Destination input house number / intersection / postal code / /
Destination entry POI location / destination /
Destination entry milestones
Destination entry letter suppression / selection /
Destination input map / coordinates /
Destination entry last destinations (more than one)
Target store editable
Interfaces BT USB audio
Total storage / memory space (MB) 0
Connectivity accessories
Audio sound control / DSP /
CC / CD / MP3 / /
DVD-video / DAB / DVB-T / /
Email / SMS functionality /
GSM connection possible / integrated /
Telematics features analog / digital /
Image / video Viewer / camera / /


Test results
Equipment Cap 100 very good (88)
Navigation 70 70
Communication 20 18
Entertainment 10 0
Handhabungmax. 150 very good (137)
Operation 60 60
Destination entry 60 57
System speed 20 20
Voice control 10 0
Guidance up to 150 well (127)
acoustic guidance 50 45
optical guidance 75 62
Positioning accuracy 25 20
Route calculation MAX 100 sufficient (58)
Overland 30 29
City 30 29
dynamically 40 0
JUDGMENT Max 500 410 good
Price / performance outstanding
tested in issue: 05 / 12