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.
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.
Best GPS for the money, and it just got BETTER for FREE !!
DBB "Session Drummer", Amazon
7 October 2010
Summary: I don't typically review products, but the 1470 was worth my time. I feel that GPS users fall into two catagories, casual user, and hardcore user. I drive all day for my job, and having a GPS that gets me there, fast, with no issues, is a must.
Good features but not reliable and poor customer service
Amit Agrawal "Amit Agrawal", Amazon
28 September 2010
Summary: So,as it usually happens, you wait till the product gives you trouble to post a review...bought it in Sep 09. Worked okay until now and I actually like the fact that it is a very simple device and it served the purpose of navigating to my destinations very well. And then it happened, it won't boot.
Summary: I have owned this product for about a year. Mainly the experience has been positive. I love many of the features of the unit and it has been easy to use. Unfortunately the unit appears to be a bit buggy. It often would hang on bootup. At times the unit would get confused and send you in a loop.
Summary: I was greatly anticipating the receipt of my Magellan model 1470. I have had Magellan GPS products before and have always found them to be both reliable and trustworthy. I installed the new GPS and found it easy to put in the addresses and routes we wanted to use.
Summary: It worked for about a month. I tested it a couple of times without problems but then one day I had to rely on it to get me somewhere and it froze up on the way. I had to turn it off and it won't boot back up anymore.
Summary: I'm not entirely sure what all the fussing about this model is all about. I guess isolated experiences are what drive some to write poor reviews. But here's my take on this unit after having it for a year... I bought this through Amazon in April of '09...
Summary: I bought the Roadmate 1470 when it first came out, along with the traffic add-on. The screen was good, and it was functional. The routing was bad in several cities, especially New York, where it insisted on dragging you through midtown traffic even if you wanted to go uptown.