Reviews and Problems with Magellan RoadMate 3065 Commuter
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Garmin vs. Magellan - Usefulness depends on your specific needs & travel habits
Mad Max, Amazon
21 July 2011
Summary: First, I have to mention that there is a newer larger touch-screen Garmin model for about the same price, ( Magellan RoadMate 1700 7-Inch Portable GPS Navigator ), with basically all the same features.
Summary: This is a decent GPS unit that works well overall. The large screen is nice. The unit picks up the satellites fine and overall is fairly easy to use. The best feature is the AAA Tour Book. This has lots of good information and is a real plus if you are traveling.
Summary: I had the Magellan Maestro 5500 series and I loved it until it stopped working. Replaced it with the Roadmate 3065 and it has the same features but doesn't respond as quickly as the Maestro. I like it and its a good GPS but if the price is the similar, go with the Maestro
Summary: I found that this item works much better than I was lead to expect. The Blue tooth works well too, but it will not allow me to down load my contact to it. over all I love it and find that it does the job well.
Summary: The Magellan RoadMate is very easy to use. I'll admit to being somewhat challenged with this type of device, but I set it up, put it on the dash and had no problems operating it. It appears to give correct directions, but I've only tried it on local roads so far.
Very Competent at the Essentials, Some Non-Essential & External Factors
14 September 2010
Summary: Overall, this is a very competent GPS navigator that is excellent in some aspects that really count. These outweigh some issues in non-essential areas or external factors. Firstly, the spoken street names are perfect, well articulated, and blows away my TomTom XXL 540 speach.