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6.3 out of 10

Magellan RoadMate 1440

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Overall 2

software prompt for firmware upgrade after 3 years then dead after it.

A Lin, Amazon
29 November 2012
  • Summary: This is 3 years after i bought this device. After i enter a new address, my roadmate 1440 showed "Your device needs to be restarted to increase performance." So after searching online, the solution suggested was to install Connection Manager and update firmware on my gps. After i updated firmware to the newest one, then my device pop up a message, "Upgrade has been done Please remove the SD card and Reboot the device". There is no SD card in my device that i bought.
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Overall 8


Antonio Figueroa, Amazon
23 January 2011
  • Summary: This is a pretty good overall GPS unit. Spoken Street Names, Touch Screen works fine. Be aware that that after a while the unit may prompt to shut off before allowing to continue with a new route. You will need to download an update if this happens. The work around for this is to save the destination address in your saved lists and hit GO from there.
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Overall 10

The "Get You Anywhere" GPS Car Receiver

schoppe-sm, epinions.com
14 November 2010
  • Summary: A great GPS and well worth your money! I am now confident, traveling alone.
  • Pros: Light weight - 6oz., portable, easy to use, one touch icon menu.
  • Cons: Continuously reattaching GPS to dashboard disc.
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Overall 10

I've owned 7 GPS devices...

Daniel G. Chan, Amazon
28 October 2010
  • Summary: I've owned over 7 GPS devices (and played with many more). I purchased the both the Magellan 1440 and the Garmin nuvi just to compare them. The Magellan's best feature is the quick spell. This feature intelligently searches and checks spelling while entering addresses and POIs, making it easy to find what you're looking for twice as fast. This feature alone made it twice as fast to input all the addresses.
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Overall 4

Get a Garmin

Kars, Amazon
9 October 2010
  • Summary: I bought this GPS unit in September 2010 for $120 at a big discount store. When I registered it online and checked for updates I found that they would sell me maps updated as of "Spring 2010" for $80! I'm not sure how old the maps it came with are but the expressway "dissappeared" while traveling through PA. I've always hated Class Action Lawsuits but selling someone a GPS unit with outdated maps and then asking so much to give it 6 month old maps is rediculous.
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Overall 6

Works well for some things, terrible for others

Ste Cork, Amazon
3 October 2010
  • Summary: Pros: I love the lane-indication, especially on highways where certain lanes suddenly force you to turn, this unit makes sure you stay in the correct ones rather than just showing the single road you're on as one line. It even tries to mockup the green highway signs you'd see when showing the lane to be in.
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Overall 8


dj, Amazon
12 September 2010
  • Summary: works fine, did not provide very good instructions on how to install in my car, it seemed as if they assumed I was familiar with how and where it should go and that I would be familiar with the attachement hardware, I was not.
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Overall 8

Solid choice for 1st time gps unit

FSJ "FSJ", Amazon
4 September 2010
  • Summary: Easy to use, good battery life, spoken street names, solid construction. It is above average in all main areas of gps usage. Not just depending on reviews here on Amazon, I turned to Consumers Report and this unit (excluding ultra expensive ones) had above average rating on all major features of a gps unit. At the price it was a no brainer to get it. I'm not going to use it everyday. Just on special trips. Works great.
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Overall 8

Touch Screen could use some work but worth the price.

bbennett, Amazon
27 August 2010
  • Summary: Very accurate but it is slow to respond or doesn't respond at all sometimes as you type in the letters on the touch screen.
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Overall 10

Magellan RoadMate 1440 4.3-inch portable GPS Navigator

Roberta C. McDade "daygrandma", Amazon
22 August 2010
  • Summary: I drove 6500 miles this summer, and this unit NEVER steered me wrong. It suggested detours when routes were sluggish and was very helpful when major routes were unavailable.
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