Summary: It's so big and the base is so tall that it blocks vision, the display is hard to read in daylight, it tells me to go the wrong way at times, the street the names appear with dots rather on the streets themselves, and it shows me driving through fields rather than on roads at times. It does pick up satellites quickly, but the interface is cumbersome and requires taking one's eyes off the road too much. I haven't been able to connect to it with Bluetooth at all.
Summary: this product is not very useful. I don't need a gps that gets lost. maps need to be up dated and perhaps it could be more useful. it has many features which I like but it's purpose is to get you where your going and it doesn't always do that.
Summary: My initial impression of this device was quite favorable until it started to freeze up on the road,while "in the field," so to speak. The real straw that broke the camel's back was that the maps contained in the unit were last updated 2006;downloads were available,but the only way to obtain current maps was to buy a DVD from Magellan at a price of $79.99, thus negating the original sale price of the item.
Summary: I"m a regular guy with an average knowledge of computers and computer programs. I can't get any of the software to install for my Magellan. The firmware update simply will not install itself onto the unit. It *could* be my computer, but if I'm having this issue with mine, surely others are as well. Nor can I install the custom POI's program either. It gives me a error code which the online Magellan support does nothing to help for.
Summary: I was looking for a good GPS for my daughter to use. Although the unit has plenty of internal features, such as speaking what you type as you enter it to make it easier when behind the wheel, their maps are horribly NOT up to date. I even purchased the 2008-2009 supposed map update, but it still doesn't show our local Wal-Mart store which moved to the edge of town over 17 months ago.
Summary: This was a refurbished Magellan 4050 and it works "OK". For the money, it was a good buy. However, it does not have the current Magellan map software, which can be downloader for about $70, and several addresses cannot be entered. Also, there is an occasional lock up with the unit that apparantly can be fixed with an $80 frimware upgrad purchased from Magellan. I suggest getting a new unit if you wish to aviod some of these minor frustrations.