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: 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. The problem is, when your unit fails (and ours did three times withing the first year), you will deal with the worst customer service on the planet! Our unit broke within 30 days of purchase.
Great gadget for being lost and found but cannot update
23 July 2006
Summary: I bought 2 for my wife and I to use. The more I used it the more features I found it had. If it was too bright and sunny, I would change the color and contrast of the screen. If I wanted to preprogram my route I would use the A/C adapter to use at home. The unit was simple to use and it also gave tutuorial instructions and diagnostics in the unit itself. The only drawback is we don't take enough trips to use 2 of them so I had to get rid of 1. So I put it in eBay.
OUTDATED map and EXPENSIVE map update. DISCONTINUED product. Costomer service sucks.
27 March 2006
Summary: I got this unit about 20 days ago and I found the map was pretty outdated with many mistakes.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. Besides this, this unit some times give wrong directions which does not make sense. YOU SHOULD NEVERN TRUST THIS UNIT 100%. Update 3/31: Customer service sucks.
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. Other issues experienced are frequent freezes, some requiring to restart the device (Is it running on Windows?) and about a week ago the cradle tab broke. Believe me, I'm not the kind of guy who treats a $1,000 gadget roughly: so be aware...
Good Product, But No Where Near The Quality Of A Garmin!
J. Sawhney, Amazon
15 August 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 try. So, after doing extensive research I came down to the Magellan 700 & Garmin 2620. Since I had already had Garmin products before, I knew what to expect from them...