Bought the update disk for $80 horrible service if you need call them.
D. Fassett, Amazon
4 October 2013
Summary: I loved it until I had to get it "updated" I bought the disk and we never got it to work. Actually had my tech call Magellan to trouble shoot and they gave us nothing but grief. Use the one on your smart phone it works better and you don't have to pay for updates.
Summary: the unit is not currently programmed and did not have the necessary wire adapters to plug into the computer. I am sure that it functions but have discovered that its ability to search for common retailers is lacking as it is straight from the box. It also does not link to my cell phone. DKW..
Summary: Bottom line: Don't pay more than $100 for this device. It's a great device when its working properly. Easy to use for a newbie. Voice guidance is great. You never have to take your eyes off the road. Screen is clear. Notes: Make sure you do your research before buying. I think any GPS device will work for basic navigation purposes. Features like traffic alert and voice command aren't that important depending on your application.
Summary: didnt purchase product because of validity of advertisement tthere were thigs not mentioned on advertisement and ebay made co. list. after revising I didnt like what i read and i had an option to opt out or repurchase i decided to opt out.
Summary: Bought this product via AMAZON... came in after a week or so.... tried it immediately and working great BUT the VOICE/SOUND... most of the time.... so hard to understand..... sounds like the speaker is broken... muffling sound... just like a broken speaker... emailed AMAZON SELLER.... was told to CONTACT MAGELLAN.....hmmmm.. a SELLER won't take responsibility for what they are selling......... CALLED MAGELLAN....... was told they will FIX the problem....
Summary: I used this unit on my recent road trip (Boston to DC to New York back to Boston) and this is what I found (I have a built-in GPS in my 2004 Acura. I live in the North West and I did not drive my car on this trip): (1) It took longer to pick up sattlelite signals even in open areas (as compared to the West Coast) for some reasons. (2) Sometimes it decided to recalculate route for no apparent reasons (even when I was on the same/correct route).
Summary: Since the maps and GPS chip in this model are the same as the Garmin NUVI 660 what sets them apart feature wise is the 4050s AAA database, and its' voice control (which isn't as useful as you'd think) --and the Nuvi's MP3/Picture player/Calculator/etc. Since the unit is likely destined to sit on your dash and serve as a GPS, the Garmin's features don't strike me as real incentives either.
Summary: June 12, 2007 I have used portable GPS units for some time, namely my old Garmin 2720, which has been a trouper over the years. The biggest problem was when we updated the software, and Garmin stopped getting satelite reception whenever it was turned off. This could be quite annoying, with the only solution being to tell Garmin that you were not in the state you were actually in, so it would use a wider search pattern.