Summary: We purchased this unit while on a family vacation to Seattle, Washignton. Stopped at a Costco in Oreogn, purchased the unit and had it giving us directions to our hotel before leaving the parking lot. While in the Seattle area we found ourselves navigating a very confusing freeway system with ease. It truly saved us from having a stressful trip!!! We highly recommend.
Summary: I used my RoadMate 3050T the day I received it for a business trip. It was easy to program and use. I left early as I usually do for business trips only to find out I didn't have to. It was not only a clear route, but I was also rerouted because of construction along the way. A great navigator. Glad I made the purchase.
Summary: See update at end.. I purchased this unit, the Magellan RoadMate 3050T, which is the 3000T, but with the receiver for Traffic-enabled info. For what I paid for this unit and the features it has, I believe it to be a very good deal. The windshield suction cup mount works ok, but I wish it was a little stiffer. On bumpy roads the GPS can bounce up and down a little. With the unit mounted, the first time I tried to power it up I thought I got a bum unit.
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. I WOULD RECOMMEND THIS TO ANYONE LOOKING FOR A GPS. SYSTEM. THE AMAZON DEALER I PURCHASED THIS FROM WAS VERY HELPFULL AND FAST SERVICE IN DELIVERY.
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 Negatives - maps are really out of date (Q3'05)! The Costco where I bought the unit doesn't exist according to the GPS - the nearest one is 6 miles away. Asked for the nearest Applebees and was told it is in Connecticut (I live in Washington) - there has to be one in Chicago??
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 I recommended it to everyone, that is until I had to deal with tech support to get an out-of-date map upgrade. Despite all of the promises, they don't call back, they'll escalate to supervisors who don't exist or don't care, and no matter how much data you give to Navteq about errata in the maps Magellan devices use, the updates and POI...
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. It works very well in urban areas, but the map can be inaccurate or even misleading in rural areas. It is no good for traveling around logging roads in Oregon.
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. Ram mounts are great and they make them for cars as well, something you might consider if you can't use the suction cup mounting setup included with the 3050T.