Summary: I'm really glad I purchased this Magellan GPS unit. Great value for the money . This my second Magellan GPS unit. It has a lot of features for the money and is very compact. It has excellent graphics.
Summary: ***Update on December 14, 2013*** My refurbished unit will now update the software. It does appear that the initial unit was defective. Add another star now that this unit will connect to the Magellan site and update itself. This unit is slower to connect to the satellite than the first unit. But that issue aside it is still good at routing and when I can't get my Tom Tom or Garmin to find a location, this one usually does. Traffic on this model is good.
Summary: I have used the three top GPS devices and they could all use an update to this millennium. The software seems to have been written in the 1990's and never updated. The map update software seldom works but if you are patient and have several hours you can be successful. The units only last a couple of years at best so the free maps for life isn't that big of a deal. They mean for the life of the unit not yours.
Summary: Not a fan of these things and I like my windows phone GPS better but......DATA CHARGES?? Anyway, its ok and works fine for me. I am on the road a lot driving and its correct for the most part. I see others say its way off on places they already knew hoe to get to. My question is, does anyone ever look at the road or place as they are coming upon it? We cant rely on these things to be our eyes also. We have to at least look for a sign or something to show you a marker.
Summary: First off, I've never been fond of traffic alerts on any GPS because they're not very helpful or accurate in my opinion (this includes TomTom, Garmin and now Magellan). This takes longer to acquire satellites than my Garmin (5 minutes on a clear day). The reason I rated this so low is because driving on the interstate, the RoadMate would either fail to alert me to turn or not relay anything at all.