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7.5 out of 10

Magellan RoadMate 9055

The Magellan RoadMate 9055-LM is a premium GPS navigator with a Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Magellan RoadMate 9055

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Overall 4
4.0

I am writing this review after I own this GPS for a while now.

yvr, Amazon
5 January 2014
  • Summary: I did love it a lot. The best feature is that I don't need my eyeglasses to operate it. Lifetime map update is cool feature too. So, sounds like no complains product. However, after I installed Magellan's desktop software and connected this GPS to my PC it got updated with a new firmware and things degradated rapidly... First it changed the routing algorithm, and I can't say the new way of routing is better.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not for anyone with a Mac as a primary platform

deran, Amazon
17 December 2013
  • 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".
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Overall 4
4.0

Refurbished, would be understated

Van Lustbader "Eric", Amazon
8 July 2013
  • Summary: How about rode hard & put up wet! Should have been described as well worn but functional.
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Overall 4
4.0

Megellan 9055 LN does not work

NATALIA, Amazon
14 April 2013
  • Summary: Megellan RoadMaster 9055 LM broke within the first 3 months. The GPS just stopped working. Attempting to activate the warrenty.
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Overall 4
4.0

Great functions but unreliable = worthless

James, Amazon
29 September 2012
  • 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...
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Overall 4
4.0

Beware of the A/V Input!!!!

B. Hargraves, Amazon
7 June 2012
  • 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".
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Overall 4
4.0

big screen, not much else!

bmwrider, Amazon
21 May 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

roadmate 9055

jef, Amazon
16 December 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Big Screen, Big Dissapointment

Scott Bright, Amazon
26 June 2011
  • Summary: I'm a tech geek and also directionally impaired. So I'm a huge fan of GPS units. I have had two TomTom units which I love and also use Google Maps on my Android phone. I was so excited to get this unit with a large screen lifetime map and traffic updates. I've been a big TomTom user and that's not gonna change because of this unit. Sure this has a large 7 inch display but that's all it has going for it. I like to name my GPS units (go ahead and laugh).
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Overall 4
4.0

Great if you want a big screen and nothing else.

Rawim, Amazon
26 June 2011
  • Summary: I was kind of excited when I got this item. I mean it's a Magellen, it has a huge 7 inch screen. It has lifetime maps and traffic. It is their top of the line model. Well it has the big screen thing going for it, and that is about it. The interface is slow and clunky, the touchscreen is not that responsive and you have to press down hard on the screen to make it register. There is only one voice I could find to use. So if you don't like the voice you are in trouble.
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