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 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: 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: For my use, this machine has been quick, accurate, and a reliable companion. When I plug it in on leaving the plane after a cross-country flight, it responds quickly. There is no location it has missed from Wyoming to North Carolina.
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: 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 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.
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 thought about getting a GPS system for about a year. I read all the articles but still wondered if it would really be $800 useful. Well last year I bought this one. In the last year I've made a couple of cross country trips with it as well as using it locally and think it is great.
Summary: I have use Magellan to travel to Canada went there and back with out any glitches. Screen is very good on the sun, and in the dark. Voice command are loud and clear and if for some reason you did not hear or understand direction there is a button to repeat last command. Over all this is nice unit.