A decent mid-level GPS, but there are better choices out there
Timothy B. Riley, Amazon
13 March 2012
Summary: I have been using portable GPS receivers like this one for over 10 years (I travel a lot and have a bad sense of direction.) I have purchased over a dozen of them through the years, mostly Garmin but also Tom Tom, Magellan and a few others that are no longer made.
Summary: The 3055 does everything I expect of a GPS, but in the month or so I've had the thing it's locked up twice and the only way to unlock it has been to plug its USB cable into a computer. Other than that, it gets me from A to B, which is all I want it to do.
Summary: The Magellan Roadmate 3055 is an ok unit it works well just like the the GPS I had before which was also a Megellan the reason I chose this model was for the voice command feature of which there is none very disappointing.
Summary: The amazon listing here is incorrect, there is no "Voice Command" on this unit. You can call Magellan to verify this, or just take my word for it. The only "Voice" feature on this unit is Text-to-Voice - the unit takes stored street names and attempts to pronounce them with the directions in its...
Summary: I am a novice at using a GPS and am not real up-to-date on using many electronics. I have a fear of getting lost, so a GPS should be a good item for me. The first time I used this one, I was going home from my vet's office. I knew where I was going, but wanted to know where it would take me.
Summary: I purchased this model for the bluetooth and have been happy with this feature. I am very frustrated with the mounting cradle which is extremely difficult to attach and remove. This set up is horrible. The actual GPS is no different from any cheaper model I have used .
Summary: The RoadMate 3055 is a decent GPS. The hardware is handsome, thin, and light weight. The software is showing its age and computer and car connection is just obtuse. Every manufacturer of GPS devices has an awful problem right now; there are too many models with too many features, too many price...
Summary: I am an owner of several GPS units. I have an old Garmin Street Pilot C330. I also have a newer Garmin nuvi 765T and a TomTom 540TM. Overall, I can say that while the Magellan Roadmate 3055 is not bad, its not in the same class as any of the other GPS units I'e used. What in the box?