Summary: I BOUGHT THIS AFTER CONSUMER REPORTS RATED THIS ONE THE BEST. WE USED IT A COUPLE OF TIMES AND IT WORKS AS ADVERTISED. IT IS PRETTY EASY TO SET UP AND USE. I HAVE NOT PUT IT THROUGH ALL OF ITS PACES WITH THE TRAFFIC KIT BUT THE PART I HAVE USED SO FAR HAS DONE OK.
Summary: First the positives - worked right out of the box and attached to the windshield with the suction arm. Great ergo and screen is bright and easy to follow. I really want to like this unit. Negatives - maps are really out of date (Q3'05)!
Summary: Overall I like my Magellan 3050T as a roduct. It has saved me a lot of time & gas in finding addresses and routing around traffic. I recommended it to everyone, that is until I had to deal with tech support to get an out-of-date map upgrade.
Magellan 3050T - Good GPS, reasonable mapsm, poor traffic warning system
Michael A. Kinsella, Amazon
29 September 2007
Summary: I have owned this since Christmas. I also had a problem with a zoom button sticking, but got an exchange unit easily, that works very well. It was easy to set up and use. I use this mainly in the NW, from OR anf WA to BC Canada. I have also taken it on business trips to MA, TN, CA, CT.
Summary: We use our RoadMate 3050T on our motorcycle, attached to the handlebars with a "Ram" mount designed to hold the Roadmate. I didn't really trust it at first because the RoadMate cradle was just plastic but after over 7000 miles of bumps it seems as secure as when we first put it on.
Summary: I rarely give out a 5*, the Magellan 3050T does every thing it promises. It is a bit slow when you first turn it on and it has difficulty locating the satellites inside buildings or under a "heavy" cover/shade. Once it gets going, the signals are strong and re-routing is quick.
Summary: This is the only nav sytem I've owned so I can't compare it to anything, but it works great for what I used it for. Ofcourse there are some quirky directions it gives you sometimes, but I think that is typical of these systems and they all do it from time to time. No problems here for me.