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: 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 I immediately encountered outdated maps.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 They sell me an outdated semi useless device and want me to pay $99 to update to what it should have been when I bought it?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: 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 decided to go with the Roadmap 700 at the end of April, and I have had nothing but problems with it and the manufacter. It takes at least 30 minutes to get a lock on a position. I live 30 miles north of Boston in a major metro area!! The screen will lock up at times and not move for 20-30 minutes.
Summary: What can I say? I purchased the Roadmate 700 in Dec of 05. It is a nice unit, When it WORKS. That is the problems. My problems started simple. The unit kept loosing power. Call the customer service which is in India of course. They sent me a new DC power cord. Month later the problem is still there.
Summary: The RoadMate 700 is by no means worth its price. A device this expensive should have an excellent user interface with many features, making it easy to get any information you want and to use that information.
Summary: The Magellan is adequate, but just is too clunky. The interfaces are not as intuitive as Garmin's new Quest or C330. I wasn't happy with my Magellan. The antenna didn't seem to keep signal very well and I couldn't get the position very well adjusted to stay out further on my dash, because of its...
Summary: It takes minutes to find its position. I once drove from Sacramento, CA to San Francisco, CA. With the open sky in the central California Valley, the Magellan found its position when I passed Stockton, CA (50 minutes after the trip started).