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.
"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: 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.
Firmwear is buggy and ver 1.10 update (released 7/2009) doesn't fix it
Bargin Hunter "lexusdcs", Amazon
16 July 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: 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.
Nice new line of unit, but did not test before released to market.
Chang Liu, Amazon
3 June 2009
Summary: I got one from BestBuy almost two weeks ago, and found it was a nice unit. Everything like the old Roadmate. I was happy with it for about one hour, and found out a problem which confirmed as a problem to all of the 1470. When I tried to type in Northwest Hwy, it took least 10 seconds to be able to type in another letter. I tried South, East and West later, and found same problem. Called Magellan, and the rep tried on one of theirs, and found same problem.
Summary: I came into this review with almost a year's worth of experience with a Garmin 260W that I'm very happy with. The Garmin has some shortcomings, and I thought it would be interesting to see what another company brought to the table. After more than 3 weeks of usage and comparing the two, I feel like the Garmin still has a slight edge over the Magellan. Is it because of familiarity?