Summary: I've been using my unit for about 2 years. It doesn't display the bad behavior that other people complain about, like freezing up or not turning on. But it has a couple of problems, one of which I would characterize as fatal: 1. It sometimes chooses silly routes. Last week, it directed me to get off a highway at exit 59, re-enter the highway at exit 60, and get back off for good at exit 61. The extra loop was not needed. It did this twice. 2.
Summary: I have a Magellan RoadMate GPS. Two stars because the functionally of the unit is good. Only two because of the rest of this review. When I bought my RoadMate it came with lifetime map updates. Recently I have have been trying to update them. We use iMacs and MacBooks at our house and for work, I can run Windows, but only in a virtual machines. We do not have a "Windows native machine".
Summary: I bought a 3055 about a year ago. Only map update I got from Magellan was dated 12/2010 using map data that was at least 6 months old from that. I got Magellan to replace my unit as they have not created a map update since then (have created them for other of their units). I am guessing they would not be producing any more updates either otherwise, they would not have replaced my unit with a newer one.
Summary: this product wants to always recalabrate itself when you need it most,so it is always shutting down.wants to take you the wrong way sometimes.have model 2035.it is far superior to this model.also the bluetooth sounds like you are in a tunnel.paid 75.00 for it would not pay any more for it
Summary: I tested this unit against Google Maps and the Tomtom XL340TM on ten locations for fastest time. The worst performance was from an Atlanta, GA suburb to Tallahassee, FL. The Roadmate had the distance at 399 miles, while the other two had it at 295 & 300 miles. The Roadmate also projected an average speed of over 75 mph for the trip. There were other disappointing navigation choices but this was the worst.
Summary: I bought this thru Amazon from the Price Pros. First unit was defective. I've got to hand it to Magellan, they spent days with me trying to get it working. It just wouldn't take an update. And Price Pros were wonderful about replacing it. I have experience with the Magellan 4350 (which died on me after a few years) and 9165. The 4350, now discontinued and no longer supported, worked "more than good enough." The 9165- well, that's another review. Had to return that one.