Reviews and Problems with Magellan RoadMate 2220-LM
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11 June 2013
Summary: Excellent! This product displays the maps just like you see it on the display before you purchase it. I am still learning how to operate it because my old GPS TomTom was much simpler than this. You even get free maps forever. Good deal!
Summary: Unlike some of the other reviewers here, I haven't had problems with the accuracy of the GPS. Still, I wouldn't buy this GPS if I were you. Why? Because many streets have both a name and a county road number. But no one uses those county road numbers. Everyone refers to the street by the name. This Magellan decides that those county road numbers are more important than the street names.
Summary: If you've never used a "better" GPS system before, you might think this product isn't too bad. But it's really not that great at all. The first problem I noted is it takes forever to acquire satellites, no matter where you're starting from. Sometimes I give up and just start driving and it's 5 minutes before anything happens on the device. If I wait, it will sometimes oddly tell me to make a U-turn when clearly that is incorrect.
Some interesting features, but directions are dodgy
plyopowerd "Arrow Dynamic Mom", Amazon
9 May 2013
Summary: I'm comparing this to my first GPS, a Tomtom XXL with traffic, which also came from the Vine program. This Magellan model doesn't have traffic sensing which IMO is vital if you live in a busy metropolitan area where your route and ETA can be greatly affected by traffic. But they have other models that include traffic, so I won't downgrade it for that. Both this and the Tomtom are pretty stripped-down, starter units.
Excerpt: My son kept borrwoing my Garmin. I went to purchase another one but they were out. So I tried the Magellan because I needed one for an out-of-state trip. It was okay but I still prefere the Garmin.
Summary: I have owned several different GPS units from various makers; TomTom, Garmin, and now from Magellan. This unit is excellent. While it does not have some of the advanced features of the more expensive units, this unit has everything I need. The Magellan Roadmate finds satalites quickly, is accurate to my real location, and provides clear directions.
Summary: *First let me say that if you are having a hard time picking up a signal try setting this GPS up in your car away from any trees. I was trying to set it up at home and looking through the software and after about 8 minutes the GPS displayed a message stating it couldn't pick up a signal indoors. (Smarter than I am-lol). *What I loved most about this GPS was the mounting hardware.
Summary: What is in the box? GPS USB cable DC Charger Setup I used my iPad plug with the USB cable to charge the device. Acquisition of satellite position took a long time. Just for set up, it took about 3-5 minutes. I travelled nearly 0.5 miles before it locked into the satellites when put into use. Operation Turn on the unit with the power button on top. The touch screen is bright and the picture is crisp. However, touch screen sensitivity is less than average.
Summary: This is my third (and final) write-up on the Magellan RoadMate 2220-LM. I decided to rewrite my review again after making more discoveries regarding this unit, enough that my previous attempts at writing a review were no longer satisfactory. In a nutshell, this is actually a very decent GPS navigator with a generous feature set and a few minor quirks. One of this navigator's greatest strengths is the level of support they receive when a problem is reported.
Summary: I find that the Magellan is very user friendly. Nice sized screen, and the setting up for the destination is very logical and easy to set. All things considered, this is a very good GPS. I used it for our 1700 mile drive to Nevada, and it worked flawlessly.