Summary: I have a Magellan RoadMate GPS. Two stars because the functionally of the unit is good. Only two because of the rest of this review. When I bought my RoadMate it came with lifetime map updates. Recently I have have been trying to update them. We use iMacs and MacBooks at our house and for work, I can run Windows, but only in a virtual machines. We do not have a "Windows native machine".
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: 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.
Summary: This is the second unit that has the same problem. It won't get me to within 4/10's of a mile of my destination before it announces that I've arrived. Sometimes it's an open field and sometimes it's an intersection but not the address I've put in. Kind of defeats the purpose of buying one. I was told by Magellan that it's a software problem and will be fixed on their next update which will occur between now and six months from now. Why market it before it's ready?
Summary: I have used both Magellan and Garmin GPS units and been happy with both of them. The quality of the maps and the software do what I need them to do, which is go get me where I want to go. What I really like about this unit is the screen size but it is a double edged sword. First, my eyesight is not what it used to be so to be able to see the screen without having to put on my reading glasses is a big plus for me.