Summary: Well the concept was good and I was excited to purchase this item. BUT! How many times have you said this? This is a dinosaur item and I knew I was taking a chance purchasing it. I have know reason to complain. I could have bought a new one for $20 more, but Im one of those people that holds on to the idea that the old stuff was better. And sometimes I think this is true. But not always.
Summary: I like the size, voice quality, and price. I do not like the fact that does not have all the newer roads in Atlanta, I cannot erase previous destinations, it will not connect to my computer to update with the cable included. It is probably an ESO problem - Equipment Superior to Operator. It is all I need, though, and for the price, I am quite happy.
Summary: I bought this item used simple because it was so damn cheap. It has been working great! Has all the basic features I have seen in every other gps, and the side part with the buttons may seem odd but it's very handy!! Things I like. -The rubber stand is nice and simple and works great. -You can change voice to male, female, and UK male, UK female.
Summary: This Magellan Roadmate 700 GPS was in perfect shape, complete as described. My son originally bought the same model when it first came out - and paid almost 1,200 dollars. OK, it was just released, with all the fancy features that are now available on the hundred buck variety. Still, I bought one for parts, and when I found it worked better than the one I had, I traded GPS with the new one - and my antenna - and it works perfect.
"The Worst Customer Service Available For Any GPS Unit"
23 January 2009
Pros: Works Fine if it doesn't just erase all your saved information when changing the batteries. This happened to me, and the customer service told me that this happens sometimes, and there is nothing they can do about it! Yah right.. you could fix it!
Cons: After 11 hours that the batteries can last for MAX, there is a chance that when changing the batteries, that you may loose all the data you stored in the unit. Thus, if you go into the woods for a few day hike, hope you get back, without any data.
Summary: I enjoy driving and traveling to new locations, by my sense of direction sometimes fails me, especially when traveling city streets instead of major highways. And, even if I am on the RIGHT road, I sometimes need that little assurance of seeing the street name - to be certain that my mind has not wandered away at the last intersection and a turn was missed...
Summary: The user interface for this GPS is pretty good. It is touchscreen, has 3 users to set up but the only thing I didn't like was their website to get updates. It is not user-friendly. After navigating a while to find the update, you have to pay for it???? This is why I give this device an average rating. The device itself is good, but the support blows.
Summary: The Magellan RoadMate 700 was a breakthrough when it came out, well worth the roughly $1000 I paid for my first one. It's all the more impressive now that you can have one for well under $100. Pluses: The unit has built-in maps of the entire USA (and Canada, I think). That means it's plug-and-go. Attach a suction cup, plug into the cigarette lighter, and you're ready to navigate.
Summary: I bought this for my oldest sons birthday. I did not know a lot about these systems. If I did, I would not have bought this one. Slow to locate satellite. Unit does not charge it has to be plugged in at all times. It could not find his home address, one of the oldest neighborhoods in my city. It looks good and works well, just a disappointment in the above areas. They just happen to be critical areas. Can't find his house? The whole point is starting there!