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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great screen, and lots of POIs but needs to catch up to rest of the GPS market
Mary Jo "15+ years of Amazon Reviews!", Amazon
23 April 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...
Summary: I also purchased this the first day it was available on Amazon [...]. I have to say that I am rather disappointed. I purchased a Magellan RoadMate 1412 at Costco for $119 last week and loved the device (it was $185 on Amazon at the time as I usually always buy from Amazon when the price is the...