Summary: Be advised that a software update (version 5) is due out at the end of December 2005 or in January 2006 (according to Magellan customer service). I was told that the software will convert the 700 essentially to a 760, but you will have to pay for the update even if you recently purchased the 700...
Summary: I am on my fourth Megellan RoadMate 700. The first three all malfunctioned after a few months of daily use. I treat my electronics well, and the climate in San Diego is about as benign as it comes, so I honestly don't know why they are so prone to failure.
Summary: I bought two GPS devices at the same time: Magellan 700 and Garmin 2620. After the 3 days of testing, I decided to keep Garmin and return Magellan. Magellan 700: pros: 20GB hard drive which contains North America and Europe maps (have to buy the access code to use Europe map, more than 15GB is...
Summary: The Magellan 700 is a decent GPS, however it really pales in comparison to the new Streetpilot C330 by Garmin. The Garmin unit is less expensive, is smaller, much easier to use and has an internal battery so you can use it out of the car without fumbling for a power cord.
Summary: I bought a Magellan Roadmate 700 last weekend and returned it today. 1. It automatically shuts down 10 to 15 minutes in both of my cars (2002 and 2004 cars). This problem become severe if I use A/C on the road. I would rather to believe that's a defect instead of my cars battery problem. 2.
Summary: I brought the 500 instead of the 700 but since the problems I faced will be similar to both: The cradle will self destruct in couple months. The spring inside the cradle will yield in a couple of months and then the unit cannot stay on the cradle securely. The unit dropped unexpectedly couple times.
Summary: I bought the Roadmate 700 about 6 weeks back. Seriously thinking of returning it. Pros: * This is a very rugged system. It flew off my dashboard many many times and nothing happened to it. * The whole USA and Canada maps are already pre loaded. There is no hassle of uploading maps and software.
Summary: I bought this unit back in December, used it for 2 weeks on trips around L.A. and to other parts of California. During that time, I encountered both of the problems I saw mentioned here (but only after I bought it! Doh!): 1. Difficulty acquiring signal.