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8.2 out of 10

Magellan ROADMATE 5230T-LM

Magellan brings you the all new RoadMate 5230T-LM. This 5” GPS n Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Magellan ROADMATE 5230T-LM

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Overall 2
2.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 6
6.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Durability 4
4.0

nice unite to start with

notahappycamper, Bestbuy
10 June 2014
  • Summary: over all the features and the looks was nice and that's as much as i can say . had to take back.
  • Pros: looks
  • Cons: everything .....never worked after software updates.
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Overall 2
2.0

It freezes

Sid, Amazon
30 April 2014
  • Summary: The processor and signal are very slow. When tabbing on address, it freezes for 60 seconds. When entering address, it freezes for 10 seconds. This happened after updating firmware.
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Overall 2
2.0

Wish I'd saved my money

DIY Grandma, Amazon
18 March 2014
  • Summary: Am extremely disappointed in this unit. I bought it, as others have, because I had good service out of my old Magellan but wanted the lifetime map updates. Be careful what you wish for! I'm taking a long trip in a couple of weeks and attempted to program multi-destination stops. First of all...it takes FOREVER to key in anything. Long long pauses between letters....too long to be useful on the highway..
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Overall 2
2.0

Magellan Roadmate 5230T-LM

Ken McMurray, Amazon
17 March 2014
  • Summary: While I haven't used this a lot since receiving it, I am a bit frustrated by it. The first time I used it, it tried to take me 14 miles out of my way when using "FASTEST TIME" mode to a location three counties away. As I already knew the fastest way and ignored the GPS, it did recalculate on the way to my route. It doesn't seem to want to recalculate when switching from one mode to another during the trip, i.e. "SHORTEST DISTANCE" to "FASTEST TIME.
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Overall 2
2.0

Don't update the software

Kazunari Kawakami, Amazon
17 February 2014
  • Summary: -After updating the software, it stopped speaking. -Content Manager is not compatible with the latest Mac OS. -When I tried to update the map, it said the software needs to be updated first, but there was no newer version of software available. -I tried to restore the default fallowing the instruction, which didn't work. -I tried to do a factory reset, which didn't work too. -Slow. It always shows me the turns where I WAS supposed to turn.
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Overall 2
2.0

I won't buy another one.

les638, Amazon
9 February 2014
  • Summary: When it arrived ( great shipping Guys !! Thanks ) I downloaded the update manager software and updated the maps Etc. That was a pain! then when I decided to plug it in and use it I had to plug it in 1/2 way and wiggle the plug to get it to work as when you plug it in all the way nothing happens. Also when it works a large portion of the screen is blocked by various icons making it hard to see the map. I returned it and will buy another brand.
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Overall 2
2.0

Speaker Quality Awful

Celeste Mayer, Amazon
26 January 2014
Overall 2
2.0

I did not like it

dinara fisher, Amazon
19 January 2014
  • Summary: I stopped working on the second day. We had to send it back to Amazon. I like the size of the screen and everything else, but it quit working. I do not think there is any of my fault.
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Overall 2
2.0

Piece of crap

Lindsey, Amazon
18 January 2014
Overall 2
2.0

LOST LIKE AN EASTER EGG

Sandy, Amazon
7 November 2013
  • Summary: You could be travelling on a 100-year road it would have you in some corn field telling you go resume to the road you are already on. Try looking for the Pinery Provencial Park in Ontario, Canada which this lovely machine can locate via its "campground" feature, but takes you 10 miles in the WRONG direction. Test the "HOME" feature - my old RoadMate could get me there, but the new-and-improved version doesn't know I exist.
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