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!
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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....