Summary: Not going into too many technicalities, I had a similar product and needed another one to gift someone. PROS: Decent screen size, easy functionality, decent battery life CONS: Sometimes its slightly slow to respond to turns (i.e.
Summary: I purchased this GPS because my daughter in law bought it and it workes fine for what we need. I didnt need anything fancy, just something to get me to places I had never been before. Directions are concise and it is easy to use.
Magellan Roadmate 1424 4.3 inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator
Jacqueline Pray Miller "Jacqueline", Amazon
21 December 2011
Summary: I love Magellan GPS navigator items. This model is a replacement model that I had to buy which was a little lower level of my previous one that I had gotten as a gift several years ago, but it still works great for me.
Summary: First, I owned a Magellan Maestro 3100, basic earlier generation unit. I much preferred the usability of the interface to the Garmin & Tom Tom equivalents. The Roadmate 1424 improves and addresses virtually all my annoyances with the older series.
Summary: The unit has worked very well since the day we received it. The first use was on a 1800 mile trip and it performed as I had hoped it would the entire trip. We had never taken this route before and there were no bad surprises.
Summary: The GPS works just fine. It does some strange things, mostly at places you know very well. (Turning through a parking lot for example) Although all GPS's have quirks, a very nice feature of this Magellan is that it chimes when you are about to make a decision.
Summary: This is the second Magellan Roadmate we have purchased as my husband fell in love with mine so I had to purchase another for my car. I find it easy to use. I like the road map feature and the turn, fork, etc. coming up warning.