it needed updated maps which is pretty expensive. It became useless
5 March 2015
Summary: I got it on time. However, I wish there was more info on the product before I bought it. I didnt know the product was outdated and I needed it for work. it needed updated maps which is pretty expensive. It became useless. I bought another Magellan (brand new) and its worse than this one.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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...