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Magellan RoadMate 9020T LM
 
Approximate retail price:
$240
Summary: This Magellan has a 7-inch LCD screen. It is preloaded with maps covering the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
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Type: 4.7- to 7-inch screen GPS
About - Magellan RoadMate 9020T LM
The Roadmate 9020T LM has a 7-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 United States, Canada, and 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 9020T LM
info Screen size (in.) 7.0
info Weight (oz.) 11.8
info Bluetooth hands-free calling No
info Spoken street names Yes
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User Reviews - Magellan RoadMate 9020T LM
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1.0
Magellan 9020T-LM
2/21/2014
Pros
Easy To Read
Large Screen
Simple Controls
Cons
Acquires Satellites Slowly
Difficult Menus
Flimsy Mounting
Inaccurate
Short Battery Life
Best Uses
Comment:
I bought my 2 units 2 years ago; one for my wife for a Christmas present and the other to use in my car for both a GPS and to reference the speedometer in my car as it is broken (greatest speedometer ever). Worst present ever, many times we like to plan our routes, but neither will allow the user to do so. I cannot even say that it is good for those who do not know where they are going as it still cannot find simple addresses. I tried to use both of them to find my work place, no luck, punched in the address were I live (it took 2 months for it to find our home address) and where my work place is. To this day, it still cannot take me to work or bring me home from anywhere. I wanted to go to Toronto, Ontario for an appointment, that was a FAIL; it took us 30 minutes away from the appointment address. Finally my daughter used the GPS on her cell phone. So when got home, I contacted Magellan and they were very rude about the whole thing as I wanted to take both units back. I was told that if I did not like them to try selling them online.<br />Well, I still have these units and now I use my cell phone's GPS to help with planning trips and at least my cell phone can show me where I work and how to get there. And yes, I have done all of the updates, which is none since the Magellan units were purchase and today I have checked for updates again and again no such luck.<br />Do not purchase these units (Magellan Roadmate 9020T-LM and the Magellan Roadmate 3030-LM). Good advise it to either use your cell phone or purchase some other brand.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
I Love it
2/1/2014
Pros
Easy Menus
Easy To Read
Easy To Set Up
Large Screen
Reliable Performance
Simple Controls
Cons
Acquires Satellites Slowly
Best Uses
Faster Routes
Finding Specific Address
Planning Trips
Rural Navigation
Urban Navigation
Comment:
I use it on a daily basis, it is very easy to use, if you take the time to get to know how. for typing in cities in the upper right corner (when looking for an address) there is a blue arrow that brings up all previous cities, touch the one you want.It takes you right to it.It doesn't always take you the way you want to go but if you don't know where it is, it will get you there.The only thing I wish mine had is Bluetooth, but they have them now that do. I also like the previous address feature., and the one touch.except it takes two touches. in 1 1/2 years of using it I still love it.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Stay away from 9020T-LM
6/30/2013
Pros
Easy To Read
Large Screen
Cons
Acquires Satellites Slowly
Bulky
Complicated Controls
Short Battery Life
Best Uses
Planning Trips
Comment:
Bought it after spending 4 years with Garmin Nuvi 350 which was stolen from my car. Magellan 9020T-LM attracted me with large screen (i have problems with vision) and lifetime maps.<br /><br />This device represents worst example of electronics and firmware. Software and hardware on this device fails one way or another all the time. Less than a year device failed completely so I'm not even attempting to contact Magellan for repairs but going back straight to Garmin. <br /><br />Pros: Large screen, build-in AAA database, traffic reports<br /><br />Cons: software freezes frequently, satellite lock time is significant, system boot time is significant (and this is after all fast-boot automotive Linux improvements). Sat locking problems in the mountains (never seen such problems with Garmin), short life (~1 month) of battery. Worst software bug experienced several times when device lost ability to lock on Sats (i.e. became unusable) for several days (solved with reset).
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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