Reviews and Problems with Magellan RoadMate 2120T-LM
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18 November 2013
Pros: The GPS appears to be working as it should, all functions OK. Set up easily, and hasn't gotten me lost or taken me over a cliff, at least yet. I've only used it to check it out so far, navigating in areas I'm familiar with. It's put me on some roads I'd rather avoid (seasonal, low maintenance), and taken me a few miles farther than I would have on my own. It's generally easier to set up and use than my old TomTom, and seems to acquire the satellites more quickly on st...
Cons: My only con so far is the quality of the audio. It's kind of mushy, road names are frequently unintelligible. My old TomTom spoke much more clearly, and with a more pleasant voice.
Pros: Well, I to be honest have never owned a stand-alone GPS until I bought this one. I have been a computer technician and technohead for the better part of my adult life. Overall I am pleased with this unit. The unit is not perfect, and sometimes it has some problems locating specific streets and such. Overall after I went through the map update process with Magellans software, and creating a account on their website it seems to do real well. These are FACTORY refurbs fo...
Summary: Apparently update is messed up. Unit has become sluggish and unresponsive. Takes over 2 minutes to return POI. Waiting to hear back from them. Seems this is not their best unit. lots of complaints.
Summary: This was our first GPS unit, and we owned it for just over a year. At first we were quite pleased. I did notice, as other reviewers complained that occasionally the Speed Limit data was incorrect, and occasionally it was not the most efficient directions, but by and large it got the job done so I was not too displeased. Finally I decided to update the maps and software 4 months ago. After this point the device became VERY slow and VERY unstable.
Summary: Magellan 2120 T LM I just brought it back, there are so many things wrong with. it doesn't find Addresses in the Neighborhood. Planing a Trip, It send me 30 Miles farther and then send me back to Exit I intended. addresses witch are not in there Data base can not be reached. this is my 3rd Magellan, i was a Fan. but the 2120 was a disappointment.
Summary: Lifetime maps updates? On what planet? Not on earth, and not even in the North American Continent. And don't bother writing an "email" asking for support. All you get is moronic computer replies. The website is as easy to navigate as downtown Honk Kong with a map in Chinese only. The updates download doesn't work, or at least it doesn't do anything, which to me means it does not work.
Summary: The MAPS on ALL (yes, I tested ALL the latest units) are NOT up to date. Garmin uses NAVTEQ and TomTom uses TeleAtlas mapping software--I do not know who Magellan uses. But, I have taken this on roads over a year old and they simply do NOT appear. (And I have the LATEST update (2012)). For example, I wanted to get to Sams Club. It takes you on the right road, PASSED the store, instructs you to make a U turn 1 mile later and puts you on a street a block away.
Summary: I bought this unit (as a second unit for my wife's car) based on a very good experience with an older model and all the advertised bells and whistles ... Pros: - Good bells and Whistles Cons: 1. Like another reviewer, on the very first run it started making this weird jarring LOUD ssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhsh noise (I have a Prius and I don't know whether that is causing any problem - no problem with my older unit though).
Summary: I received the Roadmate 2120T-LM as a gift this holiday season, and am concerned I may have received a defective unit. The first time I used it I encountered a myriad of problems. The unit that I have does not announce turns. It merely states street names, and not what the driver is supposed to do.
Summary: I got this from a local warehouse store on sale for $100, and am returning it one day later. I don't think I have ever hated a piece of technology as much as this thing. I went from an older Garmin GPS to this Magellan unit. What interested me is having updated traffic information and free map updates. I also definitely wanted a touch screen that was more responsive, and hopefully a faster processor, than my 5 year old Garmin.