Summary: I've owned this Roadmate for almost a year. It is constantly in "thinking" mode and never updates my position quickly enough (sometimes it takes up to 15 minutes) and I've only traveled 5 miles from my last destination! I'm about to throw it out since my husband just bought a Garmin Nuvi for his car and it is SO MUCH better. We traveled over 100 miles and it found us within 1 minute. Magellan needs a new product name - maybe Columbus instead!
Summary: Why you ask would I say get a Garmin? When you are navigating, there is no speed shown on the screen (big thing I miss), when you come to a turn or a destination, the device will only tell you .1 mile, not XX feet as the Garmin does. Time to destination: the 760 says XX minutes, my last Garmin showed I would arrive at 10:38am or whatever time AND show minutes to destination, but the the WORST thought up blunder of this unit is you can download music MP3 files into the...
Summary: Current GPS technology has surpassed this item. While it may have been "top of the line" when it first came out, it is no longer top of the line unit. As with most electronics, you can purchase a more recent model with new/updated bells and whistles for less or just a little bit more than the cost of this model. The unit I bought was reconditioned, and did not come with updated maps, which is an expensive investment but necessary to ensure proper directions.
Summary: I bought it when it came out first in late summer 2005. When it works, it is fine. If freezes often and sometimes will just refuse to "see" the satellites even in wide open areas. Maps were old and often would miss many addresses that were old and in urban areas. (But I suspect that might happen with any GPS unit). Upgrade was suggested to overcome these problems. DVDs arrived in time as promised. As son as I connected the unit to start the upgrade, the unit died!
Summary: Had the unit now for 2 years, Dec '05. The unit works well. Only complaint is no updates on the maps until Dec '07. But I keyed in an extra digit during product registration, and that is what the unit uses to "unlock" the device to update the map. So far 3 phone calls in a week to the "help" line, and nothing as to helping me out. I may have paid the upgrade fee for nothing ! Advice- if you do not need support, buy Magellan. If you may need some help - keep looking.