Reviews and Problems with Magellan RoadMate 2230T-LM
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utilitarian not elegant. best for budget minded users.
jmf "reading ninja", Amazon
22 January 2015
Summary: I replaced what i thought was the same model from 2011 and realized immediately that they took out features to lower the price. Intended to return it for an upgrade but instead accommodated my expectations to the lower quality and am using it daily during my work as a home health worker. PROS: clear view of screen, ideal size for my dashboard (not too big). CONS: 1. much reduced quality of speaker/voice from older model: tinny and more robotic.
Summary: I purchased this to replace a very old Magellan that i couldn't update. I have used it once and was amazed at how much more it does...I was warned of speed cameras before I got to them, which though unneeded was good to hear. I drove into Chicago with my granddaughter and the instructions were very precise. As a person who will go anywhere any time anyone needs me, I will get a great amount of use from this.
Summary: I've had a Magellan for years now; it was my first GPS. After trying a Garmin, which was horrendous, we tried this one. It would have been good had the speaker not been blown - we could hardly understand her because of the fuzzy quality. It also had a tendency to flip from night to day to night within a few minutes when it was dark. Maybe we got a bad one, but we sent it back. I don't know what to try now.
Summary: This is the worst gps I've ever used. I bought a Magellan because I loved my last one, but I hate this one. It gives horrible directions: says to make 3 rights instead of a left; gives 1/8 mile warning for some highway exit ramps (not good when you're in the far lane going 70 miles an hour); uses longer routes even if there's a shorter route with the same eta. Not to mention the fact that after using it for about a week, it doesn't always power on.