Summary: We bought our GPS in June 2011, excited for the features which were rarely offered by other brands, we paid something about $280 for it. We were happy with it, until it started to lose power. We first thought that maybe the problem was with the cable, so tried to fully charge it at home but right after we PLUGGED it in the car, it went off in 15 minute .For two times, once on my way to Irvine and once to SanDiego, the device went off on the highway, where I had no chance...
big, heavy, moves all over and window mount to long and moves to easy
Donald G. Soucy, Amazon
17 January 2013
Summary: maps are hard to update and after buying had to get with support with about 10 emails before I could even get into the store to update. does not show speed ot other things like a Garmen and more expensive.
Summary: This unit has some strengths - its compatibility with the Magellan backup camera was why we bought it. The video is poor quality but I can live with that. However: 1) The plugs are loose, so we continually have to plug them back in to retain the camera function 2) The touchscreen is sometimes nonresponsive 3) Sometimes the unit becomes very slow, as if its circuitry is overwhelmed 4) It sometimes will not turn on at all and you have to keep turning it on and off to get...
Summary: I purchased this unit specifically because it comes equipped with an A/V input jack. I wanted to use it as a dual-purpose backup camera viewer and GPS unit. Well, it turns out that the fine folks at Magellan decided to try to wire the A/V jack such that it would only really work with their (vastly overpriced) backup camera, and not standard off-the-shelf models. Their documentation does not tell people about this "fun fact".
Summary: After owning a few Garmin units, I tried something different with the Magellan. Here are the positives: I loved the 7" Screen and the large mounting cradle. Here are the negatives: Screen looks washed out in bright sunlight. Speaker sounds tinny. Spoken directions became redundant. I could live with the above but what made me return the unit was: Traffic!! Very spotty reception even though I live not far from Boston.
Summary: Good while it worked. Quit working after 11 months. I hope I get good service from Magellan. otherwise I will reduce it to 1 star. One thing I do not understand, why people complain that the unit is too big??? Isn't that why you buy this? Kinda like complaining about a Car you bought and reduce the rating because it is too Red.