Lots of real estate on the screen - but not used well
Lawrence A. Johnson, Amazon
22 October 2013
Summary: I love the size of the screen. After all, 7" is a lot of real estate. That said, Magellan could have used it better and displayed more information. Things I wish it had is a constant display of speed (my speedometer seems to be a bit off - fortunately on the low side), and a display of the current...
Summary: I was hoping for a great product from a great name like Magellan. Instead, I got a disappointment. Two big problems. 1. Route Planning leaves a lot to be desired. Several times, the planned route took me down slower roads when faster bypasses were available, through residential streets when main...
DIFFICULT IF NOT IMPOSSIBLE TO WORK WITH A MACBOOK PRO
FRANCIS E. DEFELICE, Amazon
29 May 2013
Summary: I add to update the software version even though i bought what was said to be the latest magellan roadmate 1700Lm.As a macbook pro user, I had to borrow a pc to update the software version before i could attempt to use the magellan content mgr(which is required for future updates).
Summary: This is my third Magellan. The quality seems to drop with each product. From the start, it has taken a long time to get this unit to react to the first letter of the town, a good 20+ seconds. Also, sometimes, following letters take forever.
Summary: This is not a bad product, it's just not a Garmin. The 7" display is bright and clear. The operation is fairly intuitive but I found several inaccuracies in the mapping. It's also missing one feature I have come to depend on, and that's the speed limit display.
Summary: It works well but I find it takes too long to put the address in. It seems to search after each letter you type in the address. Sometimes it takes a minute or two just to type in a simple address. I don't like the fact you can't change the voice. I do like the big screen.
Summary: I got mine as a gift about 2 years ago but back then it cost around $250. It's a big GPS that looks nice on the dashboard of my Scion xB. I was expecting more from reading the specs though. It is as simple as GPS can get, no gadgets here.
Pros: It's big! that's for sure. The display is clear and bright and the GPS does what it is suppose to do like the box says. I actually found out you can run other OSes on these with a microSD card.
Cons: It's a big display but it's not the pretties, sometimes the pixels get fuzzy and, compare to Garmins and others, is not customizable at all. I was expecting a nicer rendering and ability to change the car or color but nothing, all you get to play with is daylight/night settings lol.
Summary: I had bought Magellans GPS for my business before and I like them but this one is not as good. For some reason from time to time it gives me the wrong address or cannot find an address. However I love the big screen and regardless of the weight it sticks pretty good in the windshield
Summary: Bought the Magellan wireless backup camera for my wife's Subaru Forester at Christmas, (Subaru doesn't seem to offer an in-dash unit, yet. At least I couldn't find one on their website.) along with the 1700 LM Roadmate GPS.
Pros: Huge display, very easy to see. The touch screen works well and isn't slow or glitchy like some other GPS units Ive used. Great price for such a large screen and good features for the cost.
Cons: It just doesn't know the best route....EVER!!! To test this thing out I entered the addresses of several places I already knew how to get to from my house, this thing got me there but not once did it ever take the best route!! I entered my friends address who live one street away from me, to get ...