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Magellan RoadMate 760 3.8-Inch Portable GPS Navigator

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  • In-car GPS navigation system with user-friendly touch-screen interface
  • Turn-by-turn 3D directions with voice prompting in 11 languages
  • 3.8-inch TFT color display automatically adjusts to lighting changes
  • Built-in 20 GB hard drive with preloaded North American maps
  • Room for 300 PDA address book uploads; 6.6 by 3.3 by 1.5 inches (W x H x D)
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Product Description

All the features of the popular Roadmate 700 plus 1) Smart Detour, Automatically prompts your customer to route around stopped freeway traffic based on their defined setting. 2) Route optimization Let's your customer set up a multi-destination trip and automatically guide them on teh quickest route 3) Enhanced Magellan Directory Now almost 7 million points of interest. 4) Show destination on map, Now users can view the destination on the the map prior to routing to it

There's no denying that the RoadMate 700 is one of the best in-car GPS navigation systems available. Can it get better? Magellan answers that question with a resounding "Yes!" with a new version, the RoadMate 760. With innovative features like "Smart Detour," intelligent route optimization, an enhanced points of interest database and more, the 760 adds even more brains to an already brilliant companion.

Don't worry, the 760 offers all the good stuff folks love about the 700. You still get the same WAAS reception that delivers accuracy to within three meters. And the same massive 20 GB hard drive is present, fully-loaded with detailed maps, as is the intuitive, user-friendly, touchscreen interface. With the 760, gone are the days of having to fiddle with selecting map regions from a CD-ROM and then transferring the data from a PC. Plus, if you keep your addresses on a PDA with infrared connectivity, you can upload addresses from your PDA address book to the RoadMate wirelessly and then navigate to them with ease. Each of the 760's three available user profiles are allotted space for 200 addresses, making a total of 600 addresses quickly accessible. Of course, the most important address, home, is just a few finger-presses away from any menu. You can select destinations by entering an address or intersection, selecting an address from the address book, touching a point on the map, or by choosing among more than 7 million points of interest such as airports, gas stations and restaurants, nightclubs, and more. And fortunately, all of this is ready to go right out of the box and the 760 also ships with the newest device firmware. You just affix the 760 to your windshield with the included hardware, plug it in via the included cigarette-lighter adapter, turn it on, and start navigating.

It's deep within the 760's software that this new model really shines. The new "Smart Detour" function automatically routes you around stopped traffic on the freeway and plots alternate routes to help you keep moving. Meanwhile, new route optimization features let you sort multiple addresses and destinations by shortest time of travel to all of them, and you can now view any destination on the map prior to routing it. New points of interest functionality lets you limit your choices to destinations that fall within a 3.5 mile corridor along your route. You can also easily route to gas stations, restaurants, ATMs and other locations along the way by touching their respective icons on the map. There's even a new SmartVolume feature that offers automatic volume control by raising the volume level when the vehicle exceeds 45 mph. And last, but certainly not least, the 760 includes maps for all of the contiguous 48 states, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Canada, and yes, even Europe (additional unlock fee required for European maps).

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Technical Details
Item Weight2.9 pounds
Product Dimensions11.4 x 9.1 x 4.2 inches
Item model number98065212
Display Size3.8 inches
Display Resolution320 x 240
Battery Life5 hours
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Additional Information
Shipping Weight2.3 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableOctober 2, 2001
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Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I think I got a lemon, since I have not seen other people complain about reliability.
David W. Fergus
I'm very pleased with my Roadmate 760...I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a good GPS.
B. Campbell
I contacted customer service who directed me to send the unit in for repair, which I did.
Karl D. Spoolman

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

434 of 443 people found the following review helpful By Kai Dozier on August 8, 2005
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I had a Roadmate 700 for 18 months, and it became an indispensible tool for my vehicle - especially when traveling to multiple locations I've never been to in a new city. On the downside, after 11 months I started getting automatic messages that my software was out of date - but Magellan hadn't released the new software. Four months later when they did, they failed to notify me even though I had registered for it.

Now I have the Roadmate 760, and the unit is even better. The flash card for saving addresses (use it, you'll be glad you did), the automatic re-routing for when you're stuck in traffic, and the automatic backlight adjustment are all handy. But after only two weeks, the new unit started freezing on startup. At three weeks it got worse, and I sent it back to Magellan - and learn they need "10 to 12 business days in-house" to fix it, plus shipping time. No apology, no offer to loan me another unit, no way to speed it up. My confidence in the company and the unit has dropped precipitously, and they seem not to care that they are converting a customer evangelist into a very unhappy user.

UPDATE on the above, 3 months later:
My love/hate relationship is deeper than before. I recently was stuck in traffic on I-95 when terrorist threats shut down all tunnels around Baltimore. I checked the gps for nearest exit, worked my way to it, then re-programmed the unit for "least use of freeways". It then guided me through areas of Baltimore that by-passed all tunnels, and I made a critical meeting in Delaware on time. My wife also uses it, and she clearly is more comfortable knowing she will not get lost. This is worth a lot to both of us.

On the other hand, the unit is freezing for the second time, and is now on its way back for repairs again. This means another two weeks of waiting for a 4 month old unit to be repaired a second time.

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222 of 230 people found the following review helpful By Heightsgtltd on July 8, 2005
I did a ton of research and I am really happy with this device. It is a step up from the 700, and the features such as audible street names really make it a viable substitute to the factory installed units.

It uses NAVTEQ mapping like most major car companies. TomTom uses Teleatlas, which many have found to be less accurate.

The 760 has performed flawlessly, and I highly recommend it!

Some small gripes:

I live in NYC, and the only problem is that the signal can get lost for a little bit around large buildings downtown. This is true of all systems. Even if this happens, the 760 gives you the directions to follow until the signal picks up again. This might be solved by picking up the external antenna, but I haven't done that yet.

Since there is no internal battery, if you turn off the car at a a gas station, the 760 powers off. It saves the route and where you are, but still takes a minute to find satellites again.

Other than these issues, it is a champ.
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97 of 101 people found the following review helpful By Terretta on October 23, 2005
Many here noted problems acquiring satellite signals. There are several things you can do to help fix this, with a Magellan RoadMate or any other portable GPS:

1. Make sure your car's windshield does not have a special layer that blocks GPS signals. Many European cars have an "athermic heat shield" that cuts the signal getting through, as do some American or Japanese cars. If your car has window treatments, tinting, or shielding that decreases the signal, you can get either a reradiating antenna to boost the signal or an external antenna to bypass the problem entirely.

2. Think about how to help your GPS receiver "see" more of the sky. The further away from the front of the windshield you mount it, the less sky the built-in antenna can see from its viewpoint. While cramming the GPS all the way forward at the bottom center of the windshield may put it inconveniently far in some vehicles, that's where it has the most complete view of the sky. If you're thinking of mounting it on a cupholder or below the dash, first put your head there and look to see if you can see at least 1/2 the sky. If not, use a roof mount external antenna that can see the whole sky no matter where you mount the GPS.

3. Also remember that in the USA or Europe, more GPS satellites are to the south than to the north. Sometimes simply pointing your car south will significantly improve the satellite acquisition time.

Several here commented about the length of acquisition time being a problem even when you haven't left the device off for days or weeks. If satellites are where the device expects them to be, the acquisition time is fast.
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63 of 64 people found the following review helpful By Just another reviewer on November 12, 2005
i read all of the customer reviews before recommending the 760 to a friend. she purchased the unit the same day and called me back the next day to read me the riot act and explain how the unit actually works. Since no one else has really talked about this, i decided to write a review and possibly save someone else some grief.

The unit functions as advertised.. the problem is the demographics the unit is targeted at is the more casual traveler and not road warriors like insurance adjusters who must get to many addresses in one day.

To enter an address you must go through a tedious set of menus. To more quickly put the addresses in via a full-size keyboard, you must create an address book that only holds 200 entries and you still must go thru the tedious set of menus for every single address. To get more than 200 entries, you must delete the previous ones.

If you are an insurance adjuster or some other professional who needs to see a lot of people each day, this is way too time consuming.

Also in a city like miami, where my friend was working Hurricane Wilma aftermath, the same street name can appear in 50 different 'surburbs'. The 760 only recognizes miami and not miami lakes, hialeah, miami gardens, etc..etc. so it could not find West 63rd court in hialeah.

my friend spent hours trying to get addresses in and gave up as time is money and it was obvious that although the unit and the touch screen were nice, it would not work for her situation. The unit is also not compatible with MapSend Direct Route that is Magellan's own routing software. For $1000, you would think it would be but it is not..

So make sure the unit works as you expect it to before you leave the store. Hope this review will help someone prior to buying the unit and having to pay the re-stocking fee for a complete waste of time.
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