"Maps entitles you to receive up to four (4) map updates per year, for the life of the GPS receiver or until Magellan no longer receives relevant map data. Internet connection and Content Manager required. "
DON’T BUY THIS. NOT WORTH EVEN AT THIS PRICE. I WAS GIVEN ONE BY MY COMPANY AND THE PROCESSOR IS EXTREMELY SLOW AND THIS IS NOT ACCURATE BY ANY STRETCH OF THE IMAGINATION. I HARDLY USE IT. A COMPLETE WASTE OF MONEY. LOOK FOR GARMIN PRODUCT NOT MAGELLAN.
Your phone as your only GPS only works if you never venture far from home or outside a strong cell coverage footprint.
Phones do not store maps/poi data. They grab it remotely as needed from a remote server. As such, if you get into an area with spotty cell coverage (deserts, mountains, forests, the Florida panhandle, etc.) you are S-C-R-E-W-E-D!
Phone based GPS is nice but it’s still a LONG way from replacing handheld and in dash GPS units. For those of you that don’t believe me, please think of me when you are lost in the middle of nowhere, yelling at your phone, cursing your carrier, and begging a homeless guy to please for-the-love-of-God help you find the interstate!
Tempting. I was thinking a new Garmin to replace the one I got in like 2009, when I found the screws on the back panel were too messed up for me to be able to replace the battery. But I dont want to spend the bank for that. We also have a cheap Tom Tom I dont like much but my wife likes because it is simple.
Never really considered a Magellan. Are the menus intuitive? Hmm at the price I am definitely tempted.
Google Maps caches map data when you start a route, as does any other GPS app worth its salt. And it’s easier to use and better than any stand alone GPS unit I’ve played with, although I won’t speak for Apple Maps. (You iPeople know you can put a link to Google Map’s mobile site on your homepage and pretend it’s an app, right? Seems like that would be loads better than the built in one.)
I agree. Driving near DC and I can tell you that it is slow and the accuracy will leave you trying to drive through a creek (happened to me 2 weeks ago) so I would pass any Magellan up. Get something else.
I would be wary of Magellan products. I’ve had to replace one (under warranty, fortunately) for a major software meltdown. So far the software on the replacement hasn’t failed, but the unit has to be plugged in continuously, or the battery goes dead. So it’s not a GPS unit you can pull out just when you need it. Also, the “Content Manager” software that you must load on your computer is user-hostile.