Summary: I am new to GPS, but have done a fair amount of research. I first bought the Tom Tom 700, but that was a DISASTER. You can read my nightmare experience on Amazon. The Magellen is so great, though, I'm actually glad the Tom Tom failed me! The Magellens' BEST feature is the fact that IT ANNOUNCES THE STREET NAMES AND HIGHWAY NAMES as it directs you! If you've never experienced this feature on a GPS, it makes a universe of difference!
Summary: I bought this product about a month ago and it works great. I'm amazed at all the information it provides. However, living in an older part of New England (Near Boston), there is constant road construction and reconfiguration. I noticed on one of my routes the RoadMate didn't know about a new traffic pattern. This is understandable, I know they can't upgrade the unit after its packaged and can understand it may take a couple months for a new update to come out.
Summary: I have been an owner of the Roadmate 300 for years before I upgraded to the Roadmate 760. The upgrade was a big one, in that the 760 has the maps for the entire U.S., and it says street names and it tells you where to go. The loer end units hold a certain amount of maps in memory, and allow the insertion of a memory chip to add other map data. You can select which maps to use on the model 300, but have all maps on the 760.
Good if your new to Magellan GPS but don't bother upgrading
Stephen G. Bialecki "Steve B.", Amazon
25 April 2006
Summary: For the past year and a half I've had the Magellan Roadmate 500 and have never had any problems or complaints with it. Recently I purchased a new car (WITHOUT the costly $2000 navigation) and thought it may be nice to upgrade to the 760 for the new features...primarily the 'text to speech feature'. Within 24 hours my new Roadmate arrived (Thanks Amazon!). As with all the Roadmates it was a breeze to set up and get going. (One major bonus, no CD's to install).
Summary: I've only had this unit a few weeks, but I already love it. As a traveling salesman I relied heavly on the Hertz Neverlost and bought this unit because I figured the learning curve would be easy; and it was. I've found the 760 to work nicer than the Neverlost, even though it's packaged in a smaller, portable package. Here's my Pro's and Con's: Pro's: - the touch screen is a really nice improvement over the Neverlost. It makes entering addresses much faster.
Summary: I bought this a few weeks ago and used it on a trip to Vermont - extensively in VT while locating covered bridges. The most serious flaw is in identifying the destination - and without a destination that fits the 760's criteria you are dead in the water. For example, the county in which I live has almost no incorporated cities (but is one of the largest counties in the country).
Summary: I like using the Magellan 760 for exploring roads. This is a difficult task, because the 760 has another purpose entirely: it is meant to target a specific destination. I sometimes use the suction cup and run this GPS in my field of vision above the radio and think this makes sense for interstate use when passing through a large city.
Summary: The first unit I got died within 15 minutes. Three weeks later, I got it back "repaired". (The support guy muttered something about a "loose cable, which happens sometimes.") It lasted three hours. At that point I finally asked Amazon to swap it for a new one, which they did with their usual alacrity. The latest unit has been going strong for half a week and I like it. I think even the firmware is better than the original lemon.
Summary: My friend works at Best Buy and bought one with an employee's discount. The price for the Roadmate 760 was less than a brand new Roadmate 700. Incredible. Anyway, the unit locked in to the satellites in less than a minute. Typed in a location and the unit calculated it in seconds. On one occasion, the unit missed the location by approx 50 feet. In another, the unit stated to keep left and exit off a freeway.
Summary: I just got my roadmate today.... its a great product but it does have some bugs.... I live in New York and when i input an address for a few locations it doesnt take me to the exact address instead it took me a few blocks away on the same street.... maybe there is a bug that i have to update or somethin .... im gonna call magellan and find out.... but i tested out the intersection mapping mode and that seems to work great....