Excerpt: Getting around town, or around the country, is so easy with the Magellen Roadmate 2000 GPS Navigation System that we wish everyone had one in their vehicle. Get maps instantly with a touch screen interface and GPS data that’s accurate to 7 meters or less. Choose from 1.3 million preprogrammed points of interest (POI’s) like ATMs, gas stations, restaurants, and the like, while using the Roadmate 2000’s multi-destination routing that allows you to select up to 20...
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. Today's units are more often than not touch screen devices and in color.
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 outdoor navigation. Unless you read the fine print, it was easy to assume that the “crossover” features extend to the RoadMate 2000. For the most part, they don’t.