"IT flashes food chain ads on screen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"2.5 starson by robert06890
Pros: screen Size, rich features ease of use
Cons: 1. ADS - they have to be kidding!
2. Long time to initialize locate itself (longer than other Magellans I've owned
3. Slow acting chip- it takes a long time for the unit to announce upcoming distances (again slower than previous Magellans)
Summary: I'm torn - the unit is full featured, and I bet the one I bought had a bad chip (causing its slow response) BUT THE CONSTANT PROMOTION ADS ON THE SCREEN. I don't want to be told that Burger King is having a sale on its 1/4 ponder...what were the marketing guys thinking - and who were they aiming this at. Its not going in to our Jag or BMW. Hope Garmin or Tom Tom haven't followed suit.I called Magellan customer service (overseas call center) and was told that the ads cannot be disabled on this or any of Magallan's 2010 "free" traffic alert models as that is subsidizing the cost of the traffic alert service... The ads may not bother you as much as they do me. It feels like an invasion of my space/privacy when the screen tells me there is a sale at the retail outlet right down the road. If you find a way to disable this contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated on Jul 26, 2010