Summary: There should be a minus 5 star rating, a standard sine wave.. I played with this thing in the house a few days, and it seemed to be working OK.. We left on a 2week trip thru 9 states.. If I had followed the nav instructions I would have crashed into a rock wall, driven into the desert on no road, driven off a cliff, into someone's yard, and into a pond.. Good that I had my Rand McNally maps along..
Summary: I will NEVER buy another magellan. We switched to Tom Tom within a month or 2 of buying this one. The directions were always late and delayed, and usually incorrect. The maps (even when updated) we rarely accurate. It even had us paddling down a river with no hopes of getting a re-established signal once. I would NEVER recommend a magellan to ANYONE I cared about. Once we upgraded to TomTom we threw the magellan away.
Summary: This is one rugged and reliable mobile gps system.... This one is still working though slow but works properly but the harman kardon systems i bought gave up a long time ago and were not as nice as this one...
A great unit with many fine features at a reasonable price.
2 August 2011
Summary: I had my vehicle burglerized and lost my RoadMate model 360. This model 800 was a demo unit and I had to remove the SD memory card before I could get it to function properly. I was finally able to get it to aquire 10-12 satellites and now it functions as it should. Now comes the task of adding my favorite destinations. I have stayed with Magellan units because the MFGs have carried their programming forward into newer units, so I did not have to re-learn programing.
Summary: works really well and very simple to use.BUT with the screen set to its brightest level and also set to daytime,its very hard to see on a sunny day.I would not have bought it had I known this.
Summary: first, i ordered 0n jan 28 and unit shipped 6 days later on feb 2!!. in this world thats pokey slo its fun to mess with wince stuff which is my reason i have a mag 1700 as well, big screen is nice