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6.0 out of 10

Magellan RoadMate 1412

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Overall 5
5.0

"Touchscreen died"

Cheeseconey, CNET
4 September 2011
  • Pros: Easy to use navigation system and address finders. Love the mute button.
  • Cons: Not easy to see in bright light. Touchscreen died.
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Overall 6
6.0

"Good GPS, but nothing spectacular..."

FMichael, CNET
21 May 2010
  • Pros: Fairly easy to use...Gives more than adequate time for lane changes/exit ramps...Sound is decent, and screen is easy to see/read...Got it for $150 on the 2008 Black Friday weekend when it was normally $240.
  • Cons: May take a few minutes to give current location.Some touch screen issues.Old 2009 map (Jan 2009 or Dec 2009?) is all that's available for $80.Need a USB cable for the few updates/downloads via the Magellan web site that'll cost ya another $15.
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Overall 5
5.0

"Big screen, thin, routing & touchscreen suxs!"

flowersj, CNET
16 October 2009
  • Pros: Big screen, split screen turn directions, POIs, saved trip planning
  • Cons: Routing, routing, routing, touchscreen
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Overall 5
5.0

"Can't get genuine replacement part or fast resolution"

Traveler1140, CNET
5 May 2009
  • Pros: easy to use and read.
  • Cons: Problems with getting replacement part that works with unit. Sometimes gives wrong directions or the directions are far out of the way to get to a place.
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Overall 6
6.0

"1st-time user comparing the 1412 & two Garmin 205's"

morbius001, CNET
28 November 2008
  • Pros: Was able to correctly locate and guide me thru unfamiliar area that the Garmin 205 couldn't find or show. A friend loaned her 205 to me on a trip to Canada, Ky., and my inlaws have the same unit. Both 205's get/got 'lost', but not the 1412.
  • Cons: I haven't as yet, found any sort of 'security' in the 1412... which the 205's have. Think about it. If someone did rip-off your GPS... would you want them know where your home is, or that of your family/friends, etc.? I just bought it today, though.
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Overall 6
6.0

Magellan RoadMate 1412

G.C.Tilghman, Rate it all!
10 November 2008
  • 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. This saves me so much time by preventing me from doubling back on myself, etc. You are also able to edit the saved route at any time. It also acquires satellites within seconds.
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Overall 6
6.0

Magellan RoadMate 1412

Meister1599, Rate it all!
12 October 2008
  • 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. It has numerous good points, a few are clear and loud voice, good visibility screen, adjustable voice from main screen, good window mount, prompt return email from customer service, maps remarkably tracked what were basically gravel trails and logging roads near and just off of...
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Overall 6
6.0

The good and not so good...

Meister, Amazon
12 October 2008
  • 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. It has numerous good points, a few are clear and loud voice, good visibility screen, adjustable voice from main screen, good window mount, prompt return email from customer service, maps remarkably tracked what were basically gravel trails and logging roads near and just off of...
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Overall 6
6.0

won't get you lost

John T. Starr, Amazon
8 September 2008
  • 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). This one just says "arriving at destination", so I spend more time swiveling my head around looking. The Garmin also allowed me to program stops along the way during a route execution.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good unit, some pros, some cons, ultimately went back to Garmin

Image7801, Amazon
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 good job with pronounciation Large screen Good price Ability to see time remaining to destination, estimated arrival time at destination and miles to destination (I don't think...
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