Reviews and Problems with Magellan RoadMate 2230T-LM
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Great guide for a grandma traveling all over
1 week ago
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.
Summary: After repeated failures with these we now use our phone apps and we don't have a problem getting to our destination. In this case a refurbished Magellan would be like getting someone else troubles.
Pros: Easy to setup Easy to use
Cons: I bought 3 brand new from a box store and for use with my crews and myself. After using them for 6 months they started screwing up. You could push a letter and get the one next to it to load on the screen. They constantly are shutting down and giving bad directions.