Summary: Unit was purchased brand new in December 2011. Will not even find my neighborhood which has been built for over 5 years!!!!! Now I'm stuck either fooling around with the hassle of returning the GPS or paying the outlandish $100 fee for updating the maps.
Summary: I CAN HAVE IT FIND THE CLOSEST STARBUCKS!!!!!! ISN'T THAT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING??? It is a nice and small navigator. I like the fact that it has a chargeable battery so you can use it while you are in the house and preview the route before you actually leave.
Summary: I've had this product for about two years. I've already gone thru two mounts because the suction cups seem to repeatedly fail. Mounts cost about $15 each, excluding shipping. The touchscreen is very unreliable.
Summary: In the future, I will stick to units with lifetime maps. I am not using my anymore as of a couple weeks ago. I am now instead using my NookColor as an even larger GPS, and I might just switch to an integrated unit in my car as I am shopping for a new one of those currently as well.
Pros: The 1470 picks up signal the fastest of any stand alone GPS I have worked with, has a large easy to read screen, and with the latest firmware updates (a few months ago now) it is very quick to browse through. The window hanger stuck ridiculously well in my Monte Carlo. The only movement it has ev...
Cons: It took Magellan far to long to finally get around to releasing a properly functioning firmware. The lack of speed limits is probably what has always bothered me more than anything. The touch screen in these is not terrible, but not great either. It feels pretty much like a resistive touch screen...
Great GPS, excellent Points of Interest integration
L. Williams, Amazon
29 April 2011
Summary: You can't go wrong with Magellan's GPS units. They're less expensive than Garmin's and I much prefer the user interface. The Points of Interest is especially terrific for exploring your local or away from home environment.
Summary: This "might" be a good unit; however, the firmware problem makes me nervous given the need to return the unit for repairs or replacement. I'd be inclined to ask Tech Support for a link to the latest versions of any downloadable file.
Pros: Large screen, slim design, clear voice, very good Newegg price.
Cons: Magellan web site Content Manager software didn't seem to be current. As well, firmware updating from 1.12 to 2.22 (current version is 3.11) downloaded with a Checksum Error which sent GPS unit into a shutdown/restart loop for with Magellan Tech Support says there is no user-fix. Magellan's "Ask ...