Summary: I have had 2 of these Magellan RoadMate GPS units in 18 months (exchanged the 1st one after 6 months).....the GPS works great 3-8 months if your lucky, then the problems begin.....non stop screen freezes, satellite disruption, and random black screens and shut downs....if you actually intend on keeping your car gps in your car, don't bother with this unit...
Summary: Well, on the off chance that the GPS industry will consider my needs in the future, I offer this review. I bought this unit at Costco because I wanted something that would work where my Android phone does not have data signal. The Roadmate is otherwise easy to use, but it got two stars for failing to meet my basic requirement. Good - By updating the database 2x per year, I can find most common locations in the Database.
Summary: PROS: This unit does a fairly good job overall. Nice, large screen, and well laid-out array. Able to pronounce most streets with accuracy. Menu options are among the easiest to use that I've seen in most GPS units. Nice that it displays mocked highway signs for reference when making lane and direction changes. "One Touch" options are a breeze to set up, and great for commonly used locations.
Summary: I use my gps for multiple residential stops per day. The only issue I have had, which is no big deal is it may say you have arrived when there is still 1000' or more to address. Overall I am glad I got with it and stopped pulling over to look at maps.
Summary: Tried to do a map update and that rendered the unit unbootable. Magellan replaced with a refurbished unit - Gee thanks! Poor directions - was driving across NY and a 2 hour trip was listed as 3 hours and went hopelessly out of the way to get to my destination. Addresses that are not on named roads can't be entered or searched. For example 20 State Route 23, or 100 State Highway 50. Purchased at $59.99 - total waste.
Summary: I do not need all the bells and whistles... and it took awhile to get used to without the book, But I downloaded that from the internet. Traveled from Maine to Texas and it was very accurate for my needs.
Summary: I will start off by saying I did not purchase my unit through Amazon, rather a common discount-mart's .com storefront. My initial review posted to that site does not allow updates (now I know why). My refurb unit went south a week before the 90 day warranty ran out. The sheer frustration of trying to obtain warranty service through Magellan is second only to customer service through Dell. I was made to feel like I was running a scam.