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: 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 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.
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: Pretty upset here - I received this unit and used it for approximately two weeks. During this time, I upgraded the firmware per the instructions provided, and the unit worked fine for about 2 weeks. One day, it froze in start-up mode - all we could see was the clock with the sweeping hand.
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: Was a great GPS and I was very satisfied. Unfortunately, Magellan released an untested Firmware Update which corrupts the 1470, turning it into a paper weight. Customers must pay for shipping to send corrupted units back to Magellan.
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...
Magellan Roadmate: Horrible Product, horrible service
B. Dungan "Floridian Consumer", Amazon
19 December 2009
Summary: I bought the Magellan RoadMate GPS at the end of June 2009, and it started giving me problems within two months. It can't pick up the signal. It can't find practically any of the addresses I enter. I am extremely disappointed. I used this product so well, and I protected it so well.