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: I'VE USED MANY DIFFERENT BRANDS AND THIS IS WITHOUT A DOUBT, MY FAVORITE. IT'S EASY TO OPERATE, EASY TO READ AND HEAR. PLEASANT VOICE QUALITY,( YOU WON'T CRINGE). THIS SYSTEM WORKS IN CONDITIONS WHERE OTHERS LOSE SIGNAL AND RESPONDS QUICKER THAN OTHER BRANDS(ie. IN TUNNELS WHEN YOU DO LOSE SIGNAL FOR A FEW SECONDS,) IN LARGE CITIES WHERE STREETS ARE REALLY CLOSE, OTHER SYSTEMS WERE SO SLOW I MISSED TURNS, THIS ONE WAS RIGHT ON. EASY TO UPDATE ON-LINE.
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. That being said, most of my comments apply to both units, so here are my observations: My bottom line is: Magellan is better for everyday use; Garmin is better for travel & exploration. I compared these two Magellan models to Garmin.
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. It had all of the main attractions in my area plus some I did not know about. Had all the restaurants and hotels I tried. Seemed pretty comprehensive to me. I liked it a lot.
Summary: Very easy to set up and use, but wish that it had the MPH feature that Garmin's have in them. Love the lifetime traffic and updates with this model. Bluetooth feature was also important to me. Overall, a great product.
An easy to use GPS that can lack in features and speed
21 October 2010
Summary: The GPS is thin, light weight, and very portable. It can seem cheaply made because of the weight, but the assembly quality is really pretty decent. The touch screen is sensitive, and the resolution acceptable. After using GPSs running softwares from iGo, Navigon, Garmin, Papago, Tomtom, and some other lesser names, I have become a bit picky. Magellan appears to make this GPS easy to use, with few menu options and depth.