Summary: THIS GPS RECEIVER HAS A VERY CLEAR VOICE THAT TELLS YOU WHICH LANE ON FREEWAY TO GET INTO AT 2 MILES AND AT .5 MILES FROM ROAD DIVISION OR TURN. IT ALSO IS VERY ACCURATE ON ROAD NAMES. I LIKE THE LARGE SCREEN MONITOR. I PURCHASED THIS ONE BECAUSE IT WAS NEW AND PAID ONLY 66% OF THE COST PRICE.
Summary: I really like the shortcut screen. This nav finds sat reception really quickly! I have AAA and it's AAA menu is very helpful to me. My favorite thing about this nav is the way you can put in all the places you need to go then tell it to make the most efficient route for you!
Summary: I'm not entirely sure what all the fussing about this model is all about. I guess isolated experiences are what drive some to write poor reviews. But here's my take on this unit after having it for a year... I bought this through Amazon in April of '09...
Summary: I like the size and weight of the unit, the overall ease of use, the clarity and size of screen, the automatic night adaptation feature, the audio which announces specific street names (instead of merely, "Turn Left") and the price.
Summary: The Magellan RoadMate 1470 works well. Only one issue I have is in a number of instances I was in the intersections when it told me to "turn left or right here". It was late indicating the street.
Richard F. Eggleton "Stuck in Traffic in LA", Amazon
5 March 2010
Summary: I spent days and days researching GPS devices, going to stores, reading online reviews, visiting manufacturer's sites and talking to people who owned GPS devices. I even bought and returned two other units - A Magellan 1445T and a Navigon 7200.
Summary: Side by side comparison on basic functions needed on the road. I bought 1470 for $135, 255W for $130. Displayer Holder: 2 steps attach 1470 to windshield, 3 steps for 255W. Don't try hard to fight with your partner to turn the displayer angle to your direction, three tries will knock the 255W off...
Summary: Length:: 3:48 Mins I started using automotive GPS receivers before they really very practical (before 2000) and have owned over a dozen through the years. What first attracted me to the Magellan Roadmate 1740 was the display.
Summary: This is my first GPS, so I'm comparing the unit to my expectations. I like the large screen and it sucessfully navagated me from Washington DC to Atlantic City and back. It picked routes that I would not have choosen and, with one exception, I was satisfied with the routes it picked.
Summary: I have used TomTom One for several years, but I wanted a larger screen and spoken streets. I got a Magellin 1470. So, how do they compare one-on-one? ROUTING/MAP ACCURACY: a tie Both pick almost identical routes to that of Yahoo Maps.