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.
Good features but not reliable and poor customer service
Amit Agrawal "Amit Agrawal", Amazon
28 September 2010
Summary: So,as it usually happens, you wait till the product gives you trouble to post a review...bought it in Sep 09. Worked okay until now and I actually like the fact that it is a very simple device and it served the purpose of navigating to my destinations very well. And then it happened, it won't boot. Just keeps timing out. Called techical support, fairly quick to get thr' to warranty replacement and they also gave me an RMA.
Summary: I have owned this product for about a year. Mainly the experience has been positive. I love many of the features of the unit and it has been easy to use. Unfortunately the unit appears to be a bit buggy. It often would hang on bootup. At times the unit would get confused and send you in a loop. Most of the time it would get you where you wanted to go and quickly rerout you if you chose to go a different way. The AAA tourbook was a big plus for me.
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.
Great screen, and lots of POIs but needs to catch up to rest of the GPS market
Mary Jo Sminkey "15 years of Amazon Reviews!", Amazon
12 December 2009
Summary: I've used a number of GPS navigators, typically Garmin and TomTom units. I am currently using a Garmin Nuvi 265WT and I generally find Garmin to give me the best set of features and performance for the price, although I've not found their systems to be particularly reliable, my first needed to be sent for repairs twice and the one I am using currently often reboots itself randomly, particularly right when I start it up, and often the sound fades out for no reason.
Firmwear is buggy and ver 1.10 update (released 7/2009) doesn't fix it
Bargin Hunter "lexusdcs", Amazon
15 October 2009
Summary: The unit is Ok but I have spent HOURS on the phone trying to get one simple issue resolved. If you look at page 13 of the manual, you should be able to save a current location give it a name and add it to your address book. The name you give it will save to the address book but you can't navigate to that location unless you then edit the entry by typing in the address of the location which defeats the whole purpose of the feature.
Summary: A little disappointing. This is my first GPS that I have ever owned. When trying to enter my home address it wouldn't recognize my street. It has my street in a different city and zipcode. I have lived here for over 3 years and my address hasn't changed. I contacted MAGELLAN and because this is one of their brand new products they don't have an updated map for it (3 years begind?).
Summary: Product has three issues that should be considered in your buying decision: 1) Power connector is located at the bottom of the unit which is a serious design flaw because unit can't be mounted or dismounted from windshield jig without first removing the power cord from the unit (secondary issue tied to this is that as soon as you pull the power cord the unit tries to turn off in 15 sec. unless you click on "use battery" button.
Summary: I received the 1470 and gave it a thorough but fair test (600 mile road trip) this past weekend. It performed all advertised functions as described well. The large screen is easy to use and the directions are accurate and informative and easy to follow. It got me to where I was wanting to in a very expeditious manner-both the fastest route and least freeways! I was impressed. (I also purchased the traffic alert but was never in a covered area so no comments on it.