Summary: Recieved Road Mate 2000 In October, 2008. Loved the ease of use and the way it gave directions to and from destinations. A month later it would not track satelites and current location was stuck on one place. I am going to try returning it for repair. St Helena, Ca.
Summary: The Megellan RoadMate 2000 is a great device for those who wish to find an address quickly and easily. The Points of Interest selection (i.e. restaurants, gas stations, etc.) is excellent. However there are limitations that may cause you to think twice about buying this product. The first and foremost limitation is that the Megellan RoadMate 2000 does NOT allow you to search a destination by entering coordinates.
Summary: Good overall, but it needs to have the more current street info. Roads built 3 years ago don't show up. Occationally makes you drive in a longer route when picking the shortest time route. Also, Points of interest needs to be better refined, if you choose POI info around exit it can give info 70 miles away (not too helpful). However, I have learned to rely on it. It always seems to get you at your desired destination.
Summary: I bought the Roadmate 2000 and at first it was great. I was able to obtain a satellite fix in about 1 minute out of the box. On my first trip there were no maps, just the street I was on. I tried playing with the zoom and nothing helped. After about 1 hour, the unit spontaneously rebooted itself and asked me if I wanted to continue my route. After that all seemed well and the mapping worked fine. However about once every hour or so the unit would reboot again.
Summary: The good news, the Magellan RoadMate 2000 is an excellent, inexpensive GPS that is very intuitive to use. The bad news, I am at least the second person to report major problems that developed after using the Magellan RoadMate 2000 for a couple of days. The GPS works, the computer will calculate routes but it keeps saying "Proceed to Route" and give no visual or vocal guidance.
Summary: I bought this GPS device in the black Friday's sale from Best Buy. I drove about 200 miles with it. This is my experience. Pros: 1. Small size. The device is quite small. The 3.5-inch screen occupies most of the face. It's only as deep as a cigarette package. The portability is nice. 2. Ease of use. There is only one button on the side of the device. User's input is all through the touch screen. There is a product manual.
Summary: This is my second GPS unit. The first one I used was the VZ Navigator on my cell phone. Compared to my cell phone GPS, this one is seriously lacking in built-in points of interest. There are no listings for businesses such as movie theaters or drug stores. It lists symphonies and repertory theaters, but no cinemas - go figure. A more serious problem is that it seems to take forever to calculate your route, even after it acquires satellite triangulation.
Summary: I am still trying to get used to using a GPS, and for the price, this one is a good way to get started. I haven't been able to give it a "real" test yet, but I did program a destination on the other side of (small) town. I tried and was basically able to confuse it. It wanted me to go straight down the main thoroughfare, but when I turned off to take a side street that ran the same exact way, the unit kept telling me to either "make a legal u-turn when possible" or other...