Pros LOOKS NICE
Cons NOT ONLY CAN I NOT PROGRAM THIS TO GO TO THE NATIONAL PARKS LISTED BELOW, NEITHER CAN MAGELLAN CUSTOMER HELP - THEY JUST GAVE UP ON ME AND TOLD ME TO REPORT IT ON THEIR SITE. THEY SAID THAT MAYBE THEIR MAP SUPPLIER WILL UPDATE IT ON THE NEXT REVISION
Summary WORTHLESS TO ME - WON'T PROGRAM TO GO TO NATIONAL PARKS - I need my GPS to go to National Parks. I tried to program it for Grand Canyon, Zion, and Bryce National Parks, and the map update I purchased three days ago can't find any of them. I contacted Magellan customer support, and they can't program this GPS to get there either!
Pros None. Seriously.
Cons Took at least 10 minutes each time to program an address due to sluggishness. Often had to turn the unit off and then on again because it would "hang." Nearly unresponsive touch screen. Directions lag behind my actual position.
Summary This happened to me with 2 units!
When I attempted to contact customer service the first several times, they told me to have patience and that a fix was coming. When my patience grew thin, they offered to replace it with a unit that costs half as much. Then they simply stopped responding to anything, much like the GPS unit.
It took a complaint to the BBB to get a response. The response was sending me a new unit. That has EXACTLY the same problems as the unit I was complaining about.
Essentially I bought a $300 doorstop. It has no other use. The most satisfaction I've gotten out of it was smashing it on a rock today.
Save your money and buy something that works.
Pros It only took 15 minutes to get customer service to agree to a full refund including shipping.
Cons 45 miutes to reach tech support, an hour and a half with the techie, and NO solution to the problem.
Speed limits ONLY work on freeways - and they are wrong there!
Lane assist was disabled by the last software update, no idea when it will be update
Summary It simply does NOT work as advertised, you can't reach tech support in a reasonable amount of time and when you do reach them they can't seem to figure out what the problem is in order to fix it.
Speed limits are important in town as well as the freeway, that's generally where the signs hide behind vehicles and bushes, but Magellan thinks we only need them on freeways.
Software updates block lane assist from working but they can't tell me how long it will be before they issue a fix, even though it's a 'known problem' according to tech support.
All in all this unit was a total waste of time, energy, and money.
Pros great price, easy enough to use
Cons hangs up sometimes adn needs a hard reset
Summary I had never used a GPS prior to owning this unti. i gbought it around Chroistmas for $60 shipped. It was cheap, adn I had an upcomming driving trip that included navigating Miami. I thought it would take the pressure off.
My wife adn i really enjoyed the trip more because we could trust the GPS to navigate for us. not worrying about keeping up with exits and such. The ding to tell you to make you road change is a very nice feature. The fuel station finder is nice too. I would not spring for a built in nav system from the car companies. But I will never be with out one of these portable units again.
Pros Easy to use! Battery life! Browse the web with WiFi at the hotel!
F R E E Lifetime Maps ! ! !
Cons The windshield mount, kept falling off the windshield. No 110v ac adapter to charge it.
Summary Third Magellan GPS unit I have had. First was the Roadmate 760, then the Roadmate 2200t, now the 5175t-LM. Hope it hold up as well as the have.