Will Effortlessly Provide Hours of Unbelievable Rage and Disappointment
M. Bennett "Fully Itemized Deductions", Amazon
13 February 2010
Summary: Let me be blunt: For the sake of your sanity, do not, DO NOT, buy this GPS unit. I received one from my girlfriend as a Christmas present, and was delighted with its service. I work mostly from my car, and visit multiple sites each week. Having the Magellan made me faster and safer.
Summary: Ordered one then followed all instructions carefully turned off all "stuff" on the pc including Virus software. Downloaded all the updates installed them. The unit froze prior to the main menu. Could not reinstall the update and it didn't work.
Summary: I have always rented cars w/navigation through hertz (they use Magellan navigation systems). I finally decided that it would be worth my money to just buy a system rather than keep throwing money out the window renting a system for a week at a time, so I went with what seemed like one of the latest...
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: Bought it in full confidence of Magellan. The error message (after looking for nearly any address) says "system needs to be restarted for better performance. wait while your information is being saved" Constantly annoying and unless you save every address in your address book, it will keep giving...
Disappointing product with rotten customer service
Bill Clinton, Amazon
15 May 2009
Summary: I purchased this product to replace a five year old Garmin; could not enter most of my addresses as the map database did not recognize the cities/towns; seems to want townships (?) which no one uses in this area. Tried via zipcode, coudl not find addresses already in my five year old Garmin.
Summary: We purchased the Roadmate 1470 days before our month long roadtrip. Day two into the trip the unit began to fail with a message stating it needed to shut down. This rendered the GPS totally useless for our trip.
Summary: I have had a Magellan in the past and it was great. This one is the worst ever. I am driving on Hwy 101, along the ocean. It kept telling me to turn left, guess it thought I had a boat. There were no roads only cliff and ocean. Then it would say take the next right.
Summary: I give it one star for the careless about firmware update. Many people have bricked their units after updated to firmware 2.20. But it's been months and Magellan still do nothing about it. Not even pulling off the faulty firmware from the site.
Summary: Great unit if it worked. Pros: Nice screen great menu Cons: muffled voice Map lags behind Routing is a joke Insists on U turns like crazy. AAA is outdated. It still shows a gas station in my area that was closed 2 years ago.