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93 reviews | 4.4 out of 5
We have had our Magellan 4.3 RoadMate 1420 GPS for almost two years and can't say enough about it. The RoadMate always takes us where we need to go, and we never have a problem with charging. We simply keep the RoadMate in our car, securely in the console after use. Why take it out? It is solely for roadtrips. We highly recommend this product. In fact, we are giving some as gifts this holiday season.
This unit has saved me time, gas, frustration; and it has given me confidence I can go anywhere! Touch screen: Enter your home address or zipcode to help the amazing unit know what your state, etc. are and you will be in business. Immediate re-routing without saying it is re-routing - just gives you the newest directions. It SAYS the street names that it wants you to turn on - signals with a bell sound to verify at turn - reminds you to stay on the highway you are on when major intersections are crossed that you need to avoid. It announces when you have arrived and gives the street name and number. So many extras available - like an I-Pod with its menu for restaurants, gas, I could go on. You won't be disappointed! Night backlight is incredible! You can push "Where am I?" and it gives location, etc. You can even zoom in or out of the screen! I don't want to EVER be without mine! This is a lifesaver!
Nice size screen, easy to program, but the only down fall is that if you are getting to an intersection, and you are not too sure which way to turn, it won't tell you right at the point "make a left or a right" or whatever the case may be. Overall nice for the price.
I am going to be taking this unit back as soon as I am able to. I got it in the mail and there is no way to charge this unit other than plugging it into your car. Unless you have the liberty of leaving a GPS in your car safely at night this isn't the unit for you. Wish it would have been clear on the product description as to what you get. In addition, Tom Tom is so much better. You can download maps directly from the internet and you can plug your unit into the computer to charge. Don't waste your time with this unit. Sorry, but it's true!
this thing is awsome as soon as i pull it out of the box and turn it on it knows exactally where im standing so easy to put in information very nice looking
I bought this for my daughter, and not having owned one before, I was apprehensive. It has proven to be a valuable product, worth the great price. It provides spoken turn by turn directions, displays speed and direction, allows route choice by time or distance and has 2d and 3d views. Sites can be saved and easily recalled for use. There are many more neat options. I would easily recommend this product.
We love this product. I first bought a Garmin Nuvi that did not give the spoken street name. I took it back and got this one. It was very important to me to have the spoken street name as opposed to "Turn Right" only.
doesn't have useful information like a nuvi I own .
Needs improvement it was telling me to turn left make a u-turn in middle of intersection to go back to right when in could have shown right turn on the first place - can't be doing that when driven an 18 wheeler.
This gps should not have been released to the public. This is because it is provided with an old map (over 2 years old), and after contacting Magellan Customer Service, I was told that they have not been given a date by their map supplier (NAVTEQ). This means that each buyer of this product must live with an OLD ELECTRONIC MAP, and pay again for a map update. I returned my unit. What a joke and waste of the consumer's time. Clearly a "don't buy".
I've used a cell phone carrier's GPS system for a couple of years now, but was very tired of paying those monthly fees + all the taxes they apply. I decided to research handheld GPS systems. I decided to order the Magellan 1420 after spending a lot of time in comparison and reviews. It is awesome! It offers more than my phone service GPS and it's very easy to use. Great buy for the money spent!!
Originally bought the Tom Tom SE 125 and returned it. I think it was defective because it was very slow visually and map move is sluggish frames. We exchanged it for this one and it works great. Not at all sluggish and shows turn by turn on the map. Very great price for it and the features are wonderful.
This product is great. I have been on several long trips already to test it and it has taken me directly to my destanation. When you call the Magellan 800 number tech support staff is very helpful and always seem to go the extra mile to help you. The downloads and updates are easy to put in your Magellan Road Mate 1420. I would defintely recomand this product to everyone.
The Megellan 1420 is the second portable GPS we have owned. It has proven to be the best ever. It has many features only found in more expensive GPS's. We are so happy with the Megellan we have purchased an additional one as a gift for a family member. It is great finding routes in the local area as well as when traveling in other states.
First GPS I've ever owned... Overall this GPS in great if you just want one with the basic package to get you from point a to b. Very, very easy to use. Didn't need to read owners manual, pretty self explanatory. Love how it tells you your turns ahead or time. Gets signal VERY quick and faster that the TomTom I have seen. If you are just wanting a basic unit with all the necessities to get you going, this is the one for you!
I had an older GPS (1996) which had built-in addresses and was very simple to operate. This has a lovely screen, great color and a nice voice. But it is no improvement on the old black and white version and far more complicated to run. The price was excellent, but I was disappointed by its complexity. Sometimes less really is more!
This Gps is absolutely crazy. I used it twice and it keeps on giving me wrong directions. I am returning it I soon as I have a chance
We bought this product as a gift because we had loaned the giftee (daughter) our Magellan and she liked it so much a new one as a gift made perfect sense. These are easy to use and are reliable.
This is a great product; it is not about luxury anymore this product has a lot of features for the price. I would do definitely recommend it, nowadays we need to take advantage of the technology.
This is a great gps, easy to program , a great value for the money.
I purchased it for my wife. It works great so easy to setup and use recommended for first gps purchase.