Summary: Applications in this model are straightforward. Easy connect directly cell phone with Bluetooth options. This model uses a "Key" number that needs to match the "Key" number put in the cell phone's Bluetooth option. KISS (I used number ( One ) which did the job. The unit locates itself GPS easily but since my unit tested came from Denver, it boots up thinking it is still in Denver, I am in South Carolina. No big deal! Quality?
Summary: Good for the price I paid, but lacks sophistication. Has many flaws including an awkward power button and two top-mounted zoom buttons. They get pressed inadvertently any time you pick up the device. I like the bluetooth, but don't like the fact I have to pay [dearly] for map updates. Directions are close but wrong many times, telling me I have arrived at my destination on the right when it is on my left. I find it difficult to void a route to begin a another.
Summary: It started out great. Everything worked as advertised. I purchased the unit new in November of 2006. About a month ago I noticed the touch screen would not always work. Next, the True view no longer worked when set on manual. Finally the unit does not work on the battery, only when plugged in. But, the battery indicator indicates the battery was fully charged. I started to make calls to their support and it took them days to respond.
Summary: ***UPDATE*** This unit became mostly unusable after 3 years of use. The touchpad no longer works and the internal battery loses all memory unless it remains plugged into the car. I now use my Android Incredible phone with Google Maps for navigation and do not expect to ever purchase a GPS unit again. ***END OF UPDATE*** I did a lot of research before I bought this unit from Amazon.
Summary: So after reading every review on every GPS out there, I finally bought my Magellan 6000T and I was so excited when it came in the mail that I drove around my town late that night because I had to try it out. I totally admit that it is very intelligent and user friendly. But there are a couple of negatives. Before you buy, keep these issues in mind... if they don't apply to your needs, you'll love this unit.
Summary: I started with handheld units many years ago, migrated to Streets and Trips and finally decided to get a unit suitable for driving without a co-pilot. My first unit was the garmin nuvi 350 but since it didn't support routes or waypoints I switched to the 6000T. I've been disappointed. The size, quality of the graphics, the voice and general ease of use (ergonomics) are inferior to the nuvi (e.g.