Summary: Length:: 0:06 Mins Let me say that when the unit works, I love it. Unfortunately, I've had two units fail in less than a year. Both have had the message appear as shown in the video for no apparent reason. No number of resets or hooking up the unit to my pc or pressing the little "ok" button at top of error message box can make the message disappear. It's basically a thin brick at this point.
Summary: We are use to Garmin but this offered lifetime traffic and good price. we were very pleased with ease of use, the traffic alerts were very good, the speed of routing was very good but we noticed it had us going in the wrong direction a few times. Finally, we hooked up our old Garmin and this magellan side by side and plugged in a route. The garmin's routes were more sensible and usually 20% or more faster.
Summary: The stupid thing won't update its software with a MAC (or maybe it does and we're just too stupid) and we spent 30 minutes looking for a Starbucks that isn't there. Also we're stuck with that lousy woman's voice (no other option, kind of like a ring tone you can't change.) Other than that, we LOVES IT. P.S. Magellan just emailed us and said that it doesn't work with a MAC. HEY MAGELLAN PEOPLE, it's 2010.
Summary: Over the last few years, I've owned several GPS devices including the following: TomTom Go Live 1535M (I'll refer to this as "TT1535") TomTom XXL 540T (This will be TT540) Magellan 2045T-LM (M2045) Magellan 9055-LM (M9055) Garmin nuvi 265 W (Garmin) I've already written a review comparing my TT540 to my Garmin. This review will echo many points in that one, but will also incorporate the newer Tom Tom and the Magellan GPSs.
Garmin vs. Magellan -- One has annoying onscreen Ads
20 November 2010
Summary: When I bought my Garmin, I had no idea they were considered the best GPS. So when I had the opportunity, I was curious to do a side by side test with this new Magellan and see if Garmin deserves the hoopla. I'll briefly walk through the basic differences: First off, in all fairness to Magellan, this RoadMate 2035 is really more of an entry level GPS.
Summary: I purchased the Magellan RoadMate 2045T-LM after our last Magellan Roadmate stopped working. We also tried a more expensive Garmin nuvi 1450LMT and returned that one. The Magellan is easier to use and the only thing this doesn't have that the Garmin did was speed limits (nice feature) but saved $60 without it. The Magellan does better traffic as well, the detours are mediocre at best, but twice as good as the Garmin.
Summary: needed a new gps, had a magellan in the past so stuck with the same brand. Features are good and user friendly but the touch screen is horrible! The reverse arrow would hardly work and wouldn't register half of what you type in! This particular model needs some work in the r&d department! I am personally going to replace it soon with a better model, very frusterating to use!
Magellan has created a dangerous advertising feature
James Wheeler "James", Amazon
26 September 2010
Summary: After using a Magellan GPS for several years, with good experience, I was dismayed at the dangerous advertising that pops up on the screen of the Roadmate 2035. Apparently, many new users do not realize that this distraction is just as dangerous as texting or using a cell phone while driving. It can, and will, take the users mind off the road just long enough for a serious accident to happen.