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Magellan-roadmate-700.488457
3.8 out of 10

Magellan RoadMate 700

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Overall 6
6.0

Has all your basic functions, works reliably

scarlejr, Ebay
3 June 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Magellan RoadMate 700

soylindo144, Ebay
23 September 2008
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

Buy a Tom Tom

rick_clmbs_ga, Ebay
5 July 2008
  • 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!
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 10
10
Features 10
10
Ease of use 6
6.0
Audio & image quality 10
10

Magellan Roadmate 700 GPS Navigation System

Overstock
28 March 2008
  • Summary: I've had the Magellan roadmate 700 GPS for over 2 years and find it's features great. But, I found lots of problems with the system. The satalite doesn't always work with this system. If you have an EZ-pass sometimes it the system can't find your location because the EZ-pass effects the GPS's sense of direction. Our Megellan 700 takes 20 minutes to find where we are. The features are great once it locates where we are.
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Overall 6
6.0

Magellan 700 gps receiver

luis27865, Ebay
15 December 2007
  • Summary: I bought this gps two month ago what I don't like about this gps is that no matter what it always take the long way and if you need to make an upgrade is to expensive another point is that it take to long to tell you when to make the turn. That way you miss a lot of turns, that's my opinion and I hope it help you to make a good decision if you plan to buy one of this.
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Overall 6
6.0

Magellan 700-Not a good one

shankarmoorthy, Ebay
2 October 2007
  • Summary: The GPS instrument is a good one.However,the cradle is the worst I have seen.You need to periodically change it due to faults that keep cropping up.It is better to go for the later models and pass on this model.prefer not to get stuck with this...
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Overall 6
6.0

Basic problems with this unit

Mallu "Chinju", Amazon
24 July 2006
  • 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. Not just WAAS, which rarely showed on my unit, but any signal at all. One evening my girlfriend and I drove all the way across LA, waiting 20 min before the unit acquired a signal. Not too useful for urban driving there.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good GPS system, but bad windshield mount

Mallu "Chinju", Amazon
24 July 2006
  • 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. * The routes and positioning is very accurate. It is amazing that the chime goes off exactly before you take the exit.
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Overall 6
6.0

Be advised

interestedgps, Amazon
24 July 2006
  • 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 unit. They could not tell me how much the update would cost.
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Overall 6
6.0

Breaks Easily

Kenneth A. Attorri, Amazon
24 July 2006
  • 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. Thank goodness I bought it at Best Buy and got the extended warranty for $50. Each of the replacements has been free, except it is necessary to re-purchase a new warranty for $50.
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