Summary: I gave the GPS two stars because it is very difficult to update the maps. In fact I have not been able to update the maps to date. When you attempt to start the download updates their system tells you that you need to purchase some updates to drivers for $29.00.
Won't update maps, maps inaccurate, won't connect to phone via bluetooth
27 June 2014
Summary: That pretty much says it all. This was a gift, but system is outdated, can't update with my new computer, requires older PC to connect. Once I managed to get an older netbook, the mapping update program won't complete an update.
Summary: I wish I had traveled more when I first got this device, then I would have realized how lame this model is and returned it. I can't even begin to express the utter frustration this GPS has caused for me.
Summary: I chose this model because of brand recognition and because it has lifetime maps. I had only used it twice, on a trip and to a local destination unfamiliar, I don't use it for most of my local trips. A little over a year later, I got it out to use on a trip. I turned it on and no problems.
Summary: Works as it should, Unsure if it works any better than cheaper or more expensive units. I find programing much easier with typewriter keyboard lay out, as opposed to ABCDEFGHI... keyboard on the unit this one replaced..
Summary: I've been a Magellan user for several years - I have owned two of their GPS systems, and always appreciate how they have improved their products. This unit is my 3th, and replaces a old Magellan. After using it for a while I've confident in saying this is the best one yet!
Summary: I haven't had very good luck with Garmin's, I've had 2 break on me already. The one I currently have I can't update the maps even though I have Lifetime maps so .... I'm going back to a Magellan.
Summary: The Magellan RoadMate is simple to use and easy to set. I love the fact that the voice t rerassures you that you are still on the right road when you are on the same road for a long time "Remain on the current road" It got us to Hunter Mountain in areas where there were no road signs.