Summary: For me this was a waste of money. This gps has mp3 with a 3.5 mm jack for headphone. I thouhgt it would be great for my motorcyle with helmet speakers. When I got it the speaker on gps was plenty loud for using in the car but headphone jack is so low in volume that it is unuseable. Tried 3 sets of headphones in addition to helmet speakers and none were loud enough to use. Magellan support was very poor. Gave this gps away and bought a Garmin.
Summary: It works fine, but the battery drains quickly. The software is very old, I could not even fine my own home and its been there for over 15 years. The discription gave it more credit than I thought it deserved.
Summary: We use this unit at work, and I take it around the country. When it works, it's right on. However, it takes some getting used to. The menus are not intuitive. The power on/off/powersave function is awkward. Sometimes system locks and you have to restart the system. Previous destinations buried under "Address Book." I'd look elsewhere.
Summary: When I first received this product, many maps were already out-of-date. Magellan makes updates that are supposed to fix both the bugs in their original software and to add more maps. Usually, when you have some sort of product that relies upon software, normal updates are free, for example, Windows Service Packs 1 and 2. However, despite how much Magellan charges for this product, they also charge for updates.
Summary: My wife and I have had the Magellan 3000T for over a year now. At first, we loved this device and it saved us a lot of trouble with poor directions. Since "upgrading" to the latest version of software, the device has been much less consistent. There are times when the device will not update the miles to the next action (turn, etc) for long periods of time. It is not a poor GPS signal or anything else as the map still updates.
Summary: This item is okay I guess. There are some things that I certainly don't like about it, but I was trying to keep the cost down when I decided to purchase a GPS. So, I can't really complain since I purposely went with the Magellan 3000T because it was less expensive than other brands. I hate the fact that I can't touch this item ANYWHERE without hitting a button.
Summary: I bought this Magellan 3000T and took it still in the box on a vacation to Melbourne Fl. I read the directions on the plane and it seened very easy to set up. So I go and set it up in my rental car. I take out the power cord and it doesn't look right. The side of the plug that goes into the magellan isn't a round shape like it should be. It was shaped like a trapezoid like the end on the cable that goes from the USB of a computer to the Magellan.
Summary: Alot of the reviews I read here are misleading. Most of these complaints are related to not knowing how to use the GPS correctly. However certain problems do exist with the RoadMate 3000T / 3050T units. Here are some pros and cons I have observed. First, the Pros... 1) Better than reading a map (LOL). 2) Easy to Read Screen and Large enough to handle big fingers with few mistakes. 3) Built-in MP3 player. Now, the Cons... 1) Unit often freezes up.
Summary: The best thing about the Magellean 3000T is the large screen. Sometimes this gadget works like a charm--other times it just seems to pay no attention. Actually, the touch screen function decides not to work. You can sit there and touch, rub, hammer; to no avail. I got tired of the whole process and was ready to send it back to Amazon.
Summary: Pros: 1)strait-forward menue and easy learning curve 2)Bright screen and clear voice Cons: 1)price tag not justified w/o text-to-voice feature 2)Slow response in re-routing 3)Lose signal frequently in NYC 4)Giving wrong directions quite often 5)Might force you to a ten-block u-turn (in stead of rerouting) 6)May run you up against lots of one-ways (in NYC at least) ...