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6.2 out of 10

Magellan RoadMate 1470

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Overall 7
7.0

"Excellent maps, OK preformance"

17zeng_michael, CNET
2 December 2010
  • Pros: Maps include all 50 states including parts of Canada and Mexico, Puerto Rico; Performance is OK, can be better, often does what you want; OneTouch(TM) menu
  • Cons: Takes a long time to acquire signal when on the move, faster acquisition when at a stop; Sometimes reboots randomly to "boost preformance"; temporarily freezes when calculating a route
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Overall 8
8.0

MAGELLAN ROADMATE 1470 AUTOMOTIVE GPS RECEIVER

jhal8138, Ebay
5 July 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Navigation Unit

anzachick, Ebay
13 June 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great unit for a sub-$150 GPS

Daniel Correia, Amazon
6 May 2010
  • 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...
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Overall 7
7.0

"I must say I'm impressed with this thing"

productvibe, CNET
21 March 2010
  • Pros: I would recommend this product to any beginner.
  • Cons: On the settings page it states you can change the vehicle type from taxi, pedestrian, bus, etc... I looked everywhere for this option and have come to the conclusion.... it just doesn't exist
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Overall 8
8.0

Now You See It...Now You Don't !

mysonthehun1, Ebay
10 March 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Magellan 1470 review

davidsondaniel, Ebay
6 March 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Getting there made easy

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.
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Overall 8
8.0

"They must have fixed the complaints from the review"

jobycom, CNET
21 December 2009
  • Pros: Large QWERTY keyboard, some control over map display, lots of POIs including vegetarian restaurant searches, easy to use and to see. They fixed keyboard and power cable/mount issue.
  • Cons: Slow to calculate long trip routes, odd routing choices especially when a route is altered, won't show ETA and trip distance at the same time.
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Overall 8
8.0

"shervin travel map"

shervinaz, CNET
12 December 2009
  • Pros: fain every mobile number plays in map and show where is Mobil number now in map (Thailand-Iran)
  • Cons: I don't like error and not fond
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