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.
Great when it works, lots of connection problems which shut it down.
Leif Skoogfors, Amazon
16 July 2004
Summary: This is my second unit. First one broke, now my replacment shuts off everytime I touch it. Meaning I have to wiggle the power connector, hope it comes on, reprogram...often in traffic...and hope it works long enough to get me where I need to go.
Summary: I acquired my RoadMate 700 Vehicle GPS about six months ago and I'm still learning my ways with it. The device works well in most locations but in cities the external antenna is a most, since the reception is quite poor.
OUTDATED map and EXPENSIVE map update. DISCONTINUED product. Costomer service sucks.
15 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Summary: I got this unit about 20 days ago and I found the map was pretty outdated with many mistakes.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.
Good Product, But No Where Near The Quality Of A Garmin!
Simply Jas, Amazon
15 July 2004
Summary: I have had 2 other GPS units in the last 3 years. My very last one was the Garmin Ique and the one before was another Garmin product. Now I was looking for something with the entire US maps preloaded on it, and since I had already tried the Garmin products, I was ready to give another manufacturer a...
Summary: PROS: Nice user interface, intuitive to use, and well designed. It takes a little getting used to - but very useful and functional. When it works - it works GREAT. Great color touchscreen! CONS: HORRIBLY unresponsive customer service.
Summary: I bought this product after reading all the nice reviews from other websites (including Oprah Winfrey's "gotta have product of '04"). I did quite a bit of research before settling on this product in March 2005. I was happy with its bright screen, and clear and audible sound.
Abominable customer service, flaky unit, great when it works
15 July 2004
Summary: I received this as a gift 2 months ago. The first time I used it, it took about 30 minutes to acquire a satellite lock. The next time, it locked in a couple of minutes and worked fine for the first few weeks. It was great. I even found new shortcuts for routes I had been traveling for years.