Summary: Let me share with you my experiences with the Magellan 700. I have used the Magellan 700 to get from point A to point B. When it works (actually powers on), it will do the job. However, so will just about every other NAV unit on the market.
Summary: I've owned this unit for almost a year. And I can say it will get you to your destination, it's easier to use than it's competitor, and the voice is soothing, but that's all the positives. Now for the negatives. The windshield mount is a joke.
Summary: Recently I bought a Magellan Roadmate 700. To test it, I took a road trip with my family from San Diego to Canada and back. Having never been on such a long road trip, I wanted to see how it performed in places we've never been before and had no idea how to get around.
Summary: I have had the Magellan 700 for a year and I thought it was time for me to write a review... I travel for my job and the one thing I love about this unit is that I can travel with it. I simply put everything in my carry on and when I get to Atlanta I put it on the windshield and I am ready to go.
Summary: Bought this due to its price. I immediately encountered outdated maps. No problem - just download the update from the website right? Right - for $99!! They sell me an outdated semi useless device and want me to pay $99 to update to what it should have been when I bought it? I don't think so.
Summary: Purchased the unit and have used extensively across the country. THE GOOD: - ease of use, no manual required (really), truly plug-n-play - GREAT unit for frequent travelers and car renters - it works, directs me well with ample and clear notice even in difficult cities with many turns (e.g.
Don't Buy these Until they are updated to Version 5.0
Raul A. Zaritsky, Amazon
9 July 2004
Summary: This is a great unit. I have had one for over two years. However these new low prices seem to be for a one year old software version. Which means it will cost you over $130 to up-grade to the far better and current mapping data in version 5.0.
OUTDATED map and EXPENSIVE map update. DISCONTINUED product. Costomer service sucks.
9 July 2004
Summary: I got this unit about 20 days ago and I found the map was pretty outdated with many mistakes. The new magellan update is out and it will charge for 100 bucks. It really sucks to pay another 100 bucks for an update just after using the unit for 20 days.
Summary: Very slow start-up (sometimes 5-10 minutes to acquire a signal.) This is incredibly annoying when you need to get somewhere and must pull over and wait several minutes for directions. Five minutes seems like an eternity when you're running late.
Summary: I have had the RoadMate 700 for about 6 months. For the everyday user who simply wants to get from one place to another with a simple user interface, this is it. It incorporates the entire US street database self-contained within the unit.