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....
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.
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).