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Magellan RoadMate 5322-LM GPS
RoadMate 5322-LM
This Magellan has a 5-inch LCD screen. It is preloaded with maps covering the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico.
Description
This Magellan has a 5-inch LCD screen. It is preloaded with maps covering the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico.

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Ease of use

Ease of use

Ease of use score is based on an assessment of the physical interface, touch-screen control, programming logic, and readability. Testing considers such things as whether the database allows dynamic searching for addresses, if unlikely letters are grayed out, ease of entering into navigation menus upon start-up, ease of finding points of interest, and ease of adjusting common functions like volume, brightness, and map zoom setting.

 /  5
Display quality

Display quality

Display quality reflects image clarity, color accuracy, and contrast as judged by panelists who viewed text and photos, and on lab measurements.

 /  5
Driving guidance

Driving guidance

Based on the on-screen and audible information given to the user during navigation. Includes type and font size of on-screen information, ability to speak proper street names, languages supported, and amount of audible information given including descriptions of the next maneuver, including lane assist and reality view.

 /  5
Routing options

Routing options

Our routing evaluation looks at the choices for fine-tuning a route and calculation time. Specifically, we factor multi-destination routing, avoidance of toll roads, biking routes, walking routes, RV/truck use, and availability of foreign map databases. In addition, we measure system response time when operating data-entry menus, such as POI searching.

 /  5
Traffic interface

Traffic interface

Rates the presentation of the traffic information and the ability to put the data into use. Rating factors include color coding for traffic severity, depth of information, estimated time for delay, and tools for rerouting around congestion. However, we do not rate the accuracy or timeliness of the traffic information itself.

 /  5
Mount design

Mount design

Considers how the mount is engineered, factoring size, security, and ease of installation.

 /  5
Screen size

Screen size

The diagonal length of the display screen measured in inches and rounded to the nearest tenth on an inch.

 /  5

About

The Magellan RoadMate 5322-LM is part of the Portable GPS Navigation test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Portable GPS Navigation models like the RoadMate 5322-LM are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Ease of use Ease of use score is based on an assessment of the physical interface, touch-screen control, programming logic, and readability. Testing considers such things as whether the database allows dynamic searching for addresses, if unlikely letters are grayed out, ease of entering into navigation menus upon start-up, ease of finding points of interest, and ease of adjusting common functions like volume, brightness, and map zoom setting.

Display quality Display quality reflects image clarity, color accuracy, and contrast as judged by panelists who viewed text and photos, and on lab measurements.

Driving guidance Based on the on-screen and audible information given to the user during navigation. Includes type and font size of on-screen information, ability to speak proper street names, languages supported, and amount of audible information given including descriptions of the next maneuver, including lane assist and reality view.

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