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$94.95 - $139.99
This Magellan has a 4.3-inch LCD screen. It is preloaded with maps covering the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico.
The RoadMate 2230T-LM has a 4.3-inch LCD screen. Notable features include multi-destination routing, an exit guide, reality view, and lane assistance. This unit is preloaded with maps covering the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico.
About This Brand
Magellan lays claim to developing the first commercially available handheld GPS receiver, the NAV 1000, introduced in 1989. The California company makes portable navigation systems for hikers in addition to automobiles, and it is the supplier of the NeverLost system used in Hertz rental cars. Magellan units have scored well in our testing, and we've been impressed with some of Magellan's newest models. The company is credited with introducing the first portable nav system that can respond to voice commands. But like other portables with that feature, we have seen mixed results in our testing.
Features & Specs - Magellan RoadMate 2230T-LM
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Bluetooth hands-free calling Allows user to make and receive hands-free telephone calls using the unit's internal speaker, microphone, and screen. Automatically quiets directions while call is being made. Can display user's telephone book, and shows caller ID on the screen. Can also dial phone numbers of point of interest locations. Requires a Bluetooth-compatible telephone.
Bluetooth hands-free calling
Spoken street names Commonly referred to as "Text-to-Speech," this helpful feature is the ability to pronounce proper street names. For example, a system with this feature would say, "Turn right on Truman Avenue" rather than, "Turn right in 500 feet." Spoken street names allows the driver to confirm directions with street signs without looking at the screen.
I am returning this product. It is an adequate product that will get you to your destination. That said, I first encountered difficulty when it gave the wrong home address (wrong street on GPS). There is no voice choice, only a (in my opinion) shrill female voice. The traffic camera alerts were (in my 4 hour freeway trip) limited to entering tunnel (for a brief lighted structure) and traffic ahead for an accident. For some reason unneccessary commands are given, such as in 2 miles, stay on curved road in the middle of the freeway, when there is no change in road (no other highways entering or exiting) and previous instructions were give to stay on road for an extended period (ex: 15 miles).
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Hamilton Canada
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
I would not buy magellan in Canada
Acquires Satellites Quickly
Easy To Read
Easy To Set Up
Short Battery Life
I have owned two magellans. The first one for Canada only was great. This new one often gets confused, cannot find streets in small town and is not very accurate. Sometimes it is off by a block.