Fantastic product you wil get great service for the righ price.
11 May 2013
Summary: I bought this GPS because I hear good thing about it. I like that I has a lifetime map updates and it tell live traffic events. It's a great sizes and very friendly user. I just don't know what it's wrong with it, because it wants to power down every time even when it's plugging to the car charger. It maybe the charger or the GPS . Other than that this is a great GPS for the price and is up there with the most expensive gps's.
"Quick, Easy, Accurate, But Advertising En Route Stinks"
30 March 2010
Pros: Happy with all aspects that I use. (I don't use long multi-point routing.) Quick lock-up with sats. Like customizable buttons. Cheap. Easy to change routing option on the move.
Cons: Lifetime traffic updates come with an ad bar that randomly pops up on the screen for 3-5 secs. Annoying. Can't be turned off. Loads destinations you key-in as HOME. I've learned to put Home in a custom button. Also, lousy sound quality.
Summary: Wish the battery on GPS lasted longer when not plugged in, and businesses (restaurants, etc) not up to date (some have not been in existence for 5 YEARS!!!) Also, Magellan cheaped out on manual by charging for it! And even then, if you're in Canada you can't even get one! The unit itself is good, accurate and good visually. Wish I had done a little more research before I bought it, suggest you do also.
Summary: I bought the 1470 in May of this year. I was initially very pleased with it and it worked well until I tried to update the software to v.3.3. My device seized completely and was unusable. Be aware that if your unit fails under warranty, you'll have to send it, at your expense, to Magellan's Canadian rep in Guelph. They'll send you a refurbished (ie, OLD) unit as a replacement. In my case, the replacement unit doesn't work.