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Best all around portable nav,
This review is from: Magellan RoadMate 760 3.8-Inch Portable GPS Navigator (Electronics)
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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Initial post: Sep 29, 2006 8:17:13 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 29, 2006 8:17:45 AM PDT
I bought the 760 roadmate indecember 2005. I have been very unhappy with its function 9 btimes out of 10 it does not work. Although it is able to map out the destination it does not know where it is. It is unable to loacte itself and therfore does not give the right direction. How can I program it so that it can locate itself on the GPS. Can anyone help me please?
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 13, 2006 9:36:58 PM PDT
Amazon Customer says:
you can try extend the antenna outside the car. If it doesn't work 9/10 in a sunny day, it's a dead GPS. Send it back for exchange/repair
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