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! The only complaint is the way the charger has to be plugged in after the unit's on the windshield mount when using the charger that comes with it.
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... It came bundled with the FM Subscription-free traffic link (which is pretty much useless where I live, but free is free...
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. What I don't like is the unit shutting itself off after being in use for 20 minutes or so--whether I have entered a specific destination or am just using the map. Maybe my unit is defective, but it does seem a bit odd.
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. I used the Magellan 1470 on a trip to San Diego and it saved my %$& in San Diego even with the late turn direction a coulple of times. I have a Tom Tom and I like the size and features of the Magellan better. Over all good GPS.
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. I thought my research would guide me to the best unit for me. Boy was I wrong and did I waste a lot of time. Ask yourself what is really important to you before you buy.