Summary: I did a ton of research and I am really happy with this device. It is a step up from the 700, and the features such as audible street names really make it a viable substitute to the factory installed units. It uses NAVTEQ mapping like most major car companies. TomTom uses Teleatlas, which many have found to be less accurate. The 760 has performed flawlessly, and I highly recommend it!
Summary: Many here noted problems acquiring satellite signals. There are several things you can do to help fix this, with a Magellan RoadMate or any other portable GPS: 1. Make sure your car's windshield does not have a special layer that blocks GPS signals. Many European cars have an "athermic heat shield" that cuts the signal getting through, as do some American or Japanese cars.
Magellan Roadmate 760 - Top Choice with Best Features
Chris Jackson "SeeEssSinger", Amazon
1 April 2007
Summary: I researched Navagation Systems extensively before making a purchase. I decided to buy the Magellan Roadmate 760 because it had all of the features that are important to me: Voice Prompt, 4 choices of kind of route, re-routing if turn is missed, 20G hard drive that stores all of the maps for the entire US eliminating downloading maps, tons of points of interest and many more features like the choice of 12 different languages and either male or female voice.
Summary: I recentaly purchased the Magellan Roadmate 760. I did as much research as possible on various websites including customer reviews here on Amazon. As advertised, after a brief review of the start-up instructional pamphlet, you really can use this one, right out of the box. It did lock-up on me once, but because I had read here about that problem in the reviews beforehand, I tried the recommended re-boot and it was fine with no re-occurrences.
Summary: I read many reviews about GPS's before I purchased the 760. The unit is super easy to install. I have a Dodge 2500 pickup and I was concerned that the windshield mount would not be long enough. Well it works great. I also put one in my wife's Dodge caravan. No problem. I really don't know how I traveled without this thing. It is so accurate that everyone that travels with me cannot believe the precision. I have seen some reviews that suggest it is hard to use.
Summary: I've had this unit for several months (the RoadMate 760), and initially bought it purely on impulse - I didn't really have a need for it but an older GPS unit had stopped working (I found out a cell phone transmitter operating within a few feet of it caused it not to sync with the satellites, so the old unit still works, arrgh!). My old unit was a portable GPS unit that did just that. This unit is fundamentally different. It's a navigation assistant.
Summary: This Magellan 760 is a good GPS for the travelers.I began to like it from the Day I purchased it.It is so convienient and you are ready to go wherever you want if you have the physical Address of the location(Should also know the town name and sometimes the county).It is good to show the POI like restaurants and Gas stations,Hospitals(Hope you dont need them).But I think this needs a strong signal when you are in any concrete jungle like Downtowns and in the tunnels.If...