Inquiring signal time is unpredictuble (30 min or entire trip time)
Mazen AlQatia, Amazon
2 August 2014
Summary: After 6 months this GPS became a headache. I am a new driver in Pittsburgh and can't move anywhere without GPS. The device continues inquiring signal for 15 minutes or more and after receiving the signal it either show my home location or show me th route option.
Summary: PROS: Great screen, easy functions... adjustable routes and sounds. Priced VERY competitively! It will get you where you are going eventually. CONS: If it is more than 2 blocks, you can find a better route than this POS! I have yet to use it and not known a better route once I got to my destination.
Summary: This gps gave me problems from the start. I should've returned it ... fast. The connection from the device to the car adapter was loose and at best faulty. One trip, we noticed the darn gps didn't transmit any directions for about a 1/2 hour, only to learn the cable fell out. STFD!
Summary: The unit for some reason has a hard time orienting itself. telling me to take a right, then when i do it says make u-turn and go the other way. Tried to update map for new roads, says map is up to date. I'm buying a Garmin.
Summary: When you update its maps ( took 4 hrs to download??) you lose the ability to chose your own route to a destination unless you know the street names and numbers for each City you want to bypass enroute. One big bad glitch in my book. Come on Magellan fix it.
Summary: Three Stars for now - If I ever manage to get this unit charged up and actually use it, I may end up changing this. I can't believe that this unit didn't come with an AC adapter to charge the battery with.
Summary: After owning other maggellan gps's I purchased this for it's size and I added the backup cam. i am completely disatisfied with this unit. Just came back from a 3000 mile trip and used my map more then the gps.Would tell you to turn left when you needed to go right,would tell you to turn after you...
Avoid the Magellan 1700, and never buy "factory refurbished."
28 June 2011
Summary: I bought the Magellan RoadMate 1700 at the suggestion of a friend. I love the 7 inch screen, and when it came time to replace my Garmin, I thought this was the GPS for me. But I went "cheap", purchasing a factory refurbished unit.