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Magellan-roadmate-1470.33287974
6.3 out of 10

Magellan RoadMate 1470

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Reviews and Problems with Magellan RoadMate 1470

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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. Why do good Christmas ideas always turn out to be not so good of a deal to begin with?!
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Overall 2
2.0

"Will not repair barely after a year of ownership."

higherlevelink, CNET
25 February 2011
  • Pros: One of the largest screens at the time.
  • Cons: Power cable location The ding at is ridiculous. warranty ran out it it started sending inaccurate data. emails and attempts to send it to them for repair that I would pay they told me they don,t repair them. It is in a landfill somewhere in Texas.
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Overall 2
2.0

"Re: Firmware Update & Customer Service"

atinfante, CNET
22 November 2010
  • Pros: None. The competitors have better products & customer service
  • Cons: Firmware update corrupts all units
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Overall 2
2.0

Returned

kmor5592, Ebay
9 November 2010
  • Summary: The GPS was listed as "factory refurbished" The item arrived with no user manual and no original packing. The Magellan did not work properly, changing to new destinations on its own and the sound cut off several times. I had to reboot the unit to get the sound back. I went to the Magellan web site and tried to upgrade the software which caused the unit to lockup and not work at all.
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Overall 1
1.0

"Worthless as a routing device"

capnjim1, CNET
9 October 2010
  • Pros: Nice large display, like the voice prompts.
  • Cons: Incapable of logical routing. Consistently loses signal when within 5 miles of destination. Selection of fastest or shortest route has no effect on weird routing displayed. Does not update route from current location.
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Overall 1
1.0

"No easy updates for my "new" two-year-old unit."

YABBA DABBA DEAUX, CNET
18 September 2010
  • Pros: It got me to destinations several times. Sometimes via debatable routes.
  • Cons: It sent me far south to go north. It turned on the bright daytime display at 5 am (dark). Tech wanted me to jump through multiple hoops to fix what should have been there in the first place.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't buy a Magellan, especially if you want to upgrade the maps.

boilers78, epinions.com
8 August 2010
  • Summary: If you want a GPS, especially one that you can upgrade the maps easily, avoid this one like the plague!
  • Pros: Absolutely none!
  • Cons: Horrible tech support Poor map upgrade operation
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Overall 1
1.0

"A GPS is no good without current software"

Brammy63, CNET
16 May 2010
  • Pros: Screen size, nightfall auto-adjust, new and improved cradle to power supply
  • Cons: Map software on brand new unit is well over a year old.
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Overall 2
2.0

Broken

T. Pitman, Amazon
9 May 2010
  • 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. I called Magellan and they said I have to send it back because it's a software defect. They are going to send me a refurbished unit. I should have listened to the reviews.
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Overall 2
2.0

magellan roadmate 1470

Steve, Amazon
15 April 2010
  • 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. I had similar, though lesser problems in Baltimore and other cities.
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