"Too Slow to navigate in the city"3.0 starson by cuznbrent
Pros: Price is good ($150) at Costco with coupon; Good feature set
Cons: Too slow; No home charging unit; battery life is very low; inability to download updates; The Magellen web site is challenging to navigate
Summary: As an entry level unit, the 1412 is just okay. Even with clear skies above, the unit just seems slow to me. The only other GPS unit I've had was VZ Navigator from Verizon for my cell phone. The VZ was much quicker to give directions. There are several times that I've passed my turn because the unit was simply too slow to give me directions. The set up, the screens, and the functionality of it all is just okay. If you're searching for an entry level GPS unit, I'd go with a Garmin Nuvi--I've heard much better things about those units. Still, the Magellen isn't terrible.