Pros software, lack of useless add ons, image clarity, satt tracking, voice prompts
Cons bugged out 4 days after usage started but fixed
Summary Gave this to my partner for Chrsitmas. For the money one of the best values out there with no useless add ons. Who needs a photo view or MP3 player built into a GPS device? It does come with AAA TourBook info loaded up that you can access for long trips for hotels, restaurants, and travel assistance. Bluetooth makes a nice hands free option other than a headset. Some basic voice commands as well.
The unit bugged out 4 days in. We went to plug it in and it started making this horrible buzzing sound. Could not turn on the screen or shot off the noise. Got it home (in the trunk) and was about to return it. Saw a note in the box to call tech support first (big sticker on inside cover). Called them and they walked me through the reset and reboot process. When it did come back on, needed to reacquire sattelites but unit did not lose any information we entered previously. No speaker damage and continues to operate fine. I have a thought that my partner may not have shut it down properly. Will wait and see if any more issues pop up, but so far so good.
Pros Voice is clear, but can be overpowered when radio is on - solution: turn off radio when directions are most important. Boot up speed was OK. Good sensitivity to GPS satellite signal. Not bad for relatively low price. This was my first experience with GPS
Cons Doesn't recognize road work/detours. Doesn't like having its directions ignored - went silent (just like an angry wife) and did not acknowledge an obvious turn to northerly route in Chicago metro area. Didn't save routes by destination name - very annoyin
Summary Good but not great unit - you do get what you pay for. In this case, a good friend gave this unit to me when he got an upgraded unit for his car.
Pros The screen looks good, I guess. Interface is responsive
Cons Everything else, especially Magellans Customer service, or lack there of. Unit refuses to work properly, will not work at all when connected to car charger, which makes it useless as a "portable" device unless all of your trips are less than 2 hours.
Summary Extremely unhappy with the whole Magellan Experience. I purchased a $300 device only to have it fail on the 3rd outing, and magellan refuses to fix or replace the unit. Their response is "here's a $100 dertificate towards a new unit." Great - like I would buy another one of these.
Pros on occasions that it works, it does the job
Cons it seldom works!
Summary This thing has been MISERABLE; freezes constantly; had replaced-- worse than original and original was non-functional most of the time. May or may not turn on. An absolute joke. You'd be crazy to buy it.
Pros Super fast satellite locking and great features
Cons Searches can be a tad on the slow side
Summary This unit does everything it was designed to very well. Great searches and super fast satellite locking. The views are great and help making navigation in a new area relaxing. The navigation's speech and word interpretation works great and really makes it so you dont have to look at the unit to know where you are going.