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Magellan RoadMate 1700
6.1 out of 10

Magellan RoadMate 1700

Magellan RoadMate 1700 The Magellan RoadMate 1700 is a 4“ x Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Magellan RoadMate 1700

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Overall 4
4.0

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.
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Overall 4
4.0

A total waste of money and dash space.

John R Kucharski, Amazon
14 November 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Shut the front door!

Mika, Amazon
4 November 2013
  • 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!
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointing

Jim, Amazon
27 June 2013
  • Summary: I had been waiting for prices to drop on this unit since it was first introduced, to consolidate an existing wired backup camera monitor with an updated replacement for an older Magellan GPS.
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Overall 4
4.0

Needs AC cord

RMT, Amazon
24 May 2013
  • Summary: When my 5" Magellan was stolen out of my car, I decided to get the 7" with lifetime maps. My 5" came with an AC cord so I could charge before using and while inside trying to plot my course.
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Overall 4
4.0

Big screen but out-dated map

Brian Ross, Amazon
3 April 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Has a route glich that needs fixing by Magellan.

fletcher, Amazon
2 April 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

No AC adapter included

T. Rine, Amazon
11 January 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

poor quality

stevem, Amazon
22 April 2012
  • 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...
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Overall 4
4.0

Avoid the Magellan 1700, and never buy "factory refurbished."

texastbone, Ebay
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.
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