Conclusion: The RoadMate 2000 is a good choice for the value-conscious consumer, but its menu system can be aggravating at times. Also, a number of new GPS products which cost about the same or less offer more features.
Pros: Sensitive Receiver. QuickSpell facilitates data input. Multisegment routing.
Cons: Some functions, such as finding the nearest gas station or changing map views take too many taps of the screen.
Excerpt: Portable GPS systems have become more powerful and less expensiev at the same time. Just a few years ago, I purchased a Magellan Meridien Gold, a black and white unit that runs on two AA batteries. No touch screen, but rather, a series of buttons on the side of the device.
Excerpt: I’ve been playing with a Magellan RoadMate 2000 for the past week or so, and have had a chance to put it through its paces. When Magellan announced the RoadMate 2000, 2200T, and 2500T, they highlighted the “crossover” nature of this product line — the fact that they were designed for auto use or...