Summary: I personally cannot stand those little GPS units, nor can I stand a GPS anywhere up in my field of vision. I have 2 of these Magellan’s. They are easy to use and provide good directions for the most part although they sometimes do not actually calculate the best directions, because they always...
Initially time consuming to set up, but once done performs well.
19 December 2013
Summary: Once it is warmed up it performs well. Before then, once plugged in & trying to establish a route it's very time consuming. Clicking check mark & menu is no problem. When entering city & street, it's click 1 letter wait & wait & wait, then click next letter & wait all over again.
Summary: HUGE screen! Bought it for my dad, who likes anything with a bigger screen. This is definitely not uploaded with the latest software, so beware. A street has been built over 5 years ago doesn't show up on here. I will have to invest in a SD card reader to be able to upload the latest maps.
Summary: GPS works fine and works great hooked up to my back up camera. Typing street address became really slow after updating the software and map. It would take about 10 to 15 seconds for each key press. I did some research and followed the instructions below and solved the sluggish performance issue.
Summary: I purchased this GPS, because I needed a good size, monitor to use with a rearview backup camera, which I also bought on Ebay, for around $20.00. I was afraid the 7 inch screen would be too big, but that was not the case. A 3.5 or a 4.5 inch screen would have been too small.
For the price, I think this one is the Best for the price, Screen
3 September 2012
Summary: Performs well, better than I expected. Little slow and skipy on movement, menus are great, easy to find Items, large screen a real plus +++ Is a very good help, can't wait to add one upload for upgrade for Truck Stops to see if it will preform as good as the trucker's Cobra, and Rand McNally, I...
Summary: Received the 1700-LM a day later than the estimated delivery date. Delay was due to UPS sending to wrong facility. I unpackaged the 1700-LM and read the manual. The manual states a fully charged battery would last about 30 minutes and that the battery in the unit does not charge via the USB...
Summary: I am really enjoying this Magellan GPS. It is a large screen. I like that it tells you that your destination is on the right or left, which our last GPS did not. I would purchase it again. If there was one thing I wish was better it would be more POI's.