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Magellan RoadMate 1470
5.0 out of 10

Magellan RoadMate 1470

The Magellan RoadMate 1470 includes many premier features, Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Magellan RoadMate 1470

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Overall 10
10

nice gps

Michael H., Newegg
27 September 2012
Overall 2
2.0

OLD MAP ON BRAND NEW UNIT!!!!!

Avid Shopper, Amazon
1 January 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

I CAN FIND STARBUCKS!!!!!!!

Patricia Brouillette, Amazon
3 October 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Recommended for the lost.

Sam C., Newegg
14 June 2011
  • Summary: I do recommend updating as soon as you get it, as it is much better at finding things afterward.
  • Pros: This GPS will get you where you want to go.
  • Cons: It won't always get you there by the most expedient route, and it doesn't always recognize road construction.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good product

Anonymous, Newegg
7 June 2011
  • Summary: Be sure to upgrade it before messing around with it. I got used to the original set up on it, and then had to re-adjust to the new version when updated.
  • Pros: Nice big screen, lots of cool funtions
  • Cons: Stuck with the generic voice with no options to change it
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Overall 2
2.0

Mediocre at best

Randy Bennett, Amazon
30 May 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

computer case

Thomas B., Newegg
27 May 2011
Overall 8
8.0

Works well

Anthony S., Newegg
13 May 2011
  • 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...
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Overall 10
10

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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Bad Updates

Stephen B., Newegg
21 April 2011
  • 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 ...
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