Good product for beginners, Directions not always most accurate
S. Kim, Amazon
15 October 2009
Summary: This is not a bad product if you are thinking about buying your first GPS navigation product. It picks up signals pretty quickly, allows you to enter addresses quite easily, and does a good job of navigating you. That said, don't expect this device you always give you the optimal direction.
Summary: We have a Magellan RoadMate 1412. It was suffering from an inability to download new firmware which is a prerequisite to getting the free 1-month map update (which we didn't even know about until coming here for tech support) I'd like to tell the story about BFG Tech, a company we contacted because...
Summary: I would rate my experience with the 1412 a "5" if it were not for its frequent lock-ups. Resetting the unit is easily done but it takes a minute or so before it reboots. This can be really frustrating.
Summary: I bought this at a nice low price from Costco. It is my first GPS so I cannot compare anything except it is a name brand and relatively cheap. I read a bunch of the other reviews, and many of the comments are right on and informative.
Summary: I use this unit on the job where I have to go to multiple addresses, and need to find the most efficient route. This is why I chose this unit: it has a function (trip planner) that allows you to route multiple destinations in the most efficient way possible.
Summary: After extensive review of lower end gps units with text to speech capability, I purchased this unit. I returned the unit less than one week later after extensive testing in locations I knew well.
Summary: September 22, 2008 I purchased this unit for my upcoming travel around the USA. I have played around with it for a week around home and I do like what I see. The text to speech is my favorite feature. Very clear and concise.
Summary: I extensively used my companies pricier Garmin a few years ago, then bought this for myself after I changed jobs. Two features I really miss, and feel they are not exclusive to high end models; the old Garmin said "arriving at destination ON RIGHT" (or left).
Summary: I liked it very much until it died. i understand that does not happen very much. It locked on position very quickly and the maps were very good, "note" i live in central florida and i got this unit on AUG. 30 2008. I love that voice that tell's where to turn and a bell at the turn point.
Good unit, some pros, some cons, ultimately went back to Garmin
25 July 2008
Summary: I read all the reviews on this unit, and decided that there were lots of reasons to try it: Smart Spelling (with limitations I mention below) Multiple point routing (i.e. Creating a trip with multiple stops) Split screen when approaching a turn Text to speech that is really easy to hear and does a...