Summary: I bought this unit in Nov 2009, it's been working fine for last 2.5 years, I took it with me to 6 or 7 trips in US (Been to Neveda, California, Utah, Yellowstone, Florida, Texas). It performed very good. Today I went to their web site (hasn't done it for 2 years), surprisingly found they have new firmware. Followed instruction, downloaded and updated, worked flawlessly. The new software added a few nice features.
Summary: Bought GPS for a gift. I already have one and love to use it to ensure that I don't get lost. Other GPS's seem had to understand, but this GPS is very easy to use and costs a lot less than other GPS systems.
Summary: Have had a couple Magellan GPS units in the family already so deciding to get the 1470 was easy. So far the unit has worked well. I wish it would power up quicker but every GPS unit I have seen is slow doing this so we deal with it.
Summary: I have used this in small towns and bigger cities. Works great in both USA and Canada . May miss an address by one or two doors. Sometimes has a lag causing you to miss a turn but that is not more than 10-20% of the time. Finds 95% or more of the places without a hitch. Touch screen could be more sensitive but the ability to point on the screen itself and select a destination is great. Clear graphics and voice. Overall gps cannot get much better than this.
Summary: I really like this GPS however it doesn't seem to stay charged very long, I had forgotten to bring the cord when my husband and I took a road trip and I charged it before we left, I only used it a couple of times in the car for a total of an hr. and the batt. died. Next time I will have to remember the cord and keep it plugged in the whole time. For the price this was exactly what I needed though and I am quite pleased with it.
Summary: Much has been written in other reviews about poor customer service from Magellan. My recent experience found this to be untrue, at least in my case. When I decided to update the maps on my 11 month old (still under warranty) Magellan 1470 Roadmate, the device crashed. It would not get past the initial splash screen. I contacted Magellan by email and explained the problem.
Summary: I value this New GPS, No annoying DING and No annoying voices like our old one !Much more user friendly, you don't have to be smarter than a fifth (ha) grader to run it!!! I recommend switching out your old GPS very soon, and save the last nerve you have, when driving to and from the North Pole!!!