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4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good and better than it's main competitor, October 29, 2010
This review is from: Magellan RoadMate 3055 4.7-Inch Widescreen Bluetooth Portable GPS Navigator with Lifetime Traffic (Electronics)
As far as I'm concerned, none of the GPS units are fantastic. They all have their shortfalls. However, I've been using this unit for about a month and I'd say it's pretty good - better than it's main competitor.

We had 2 Garmin 765wt units and we've learned to hate them miserably. I was able to return one and get the Magellan which I like much better so far. The Magellan beats the Garmin in ALL of the following:

The Garmins take forever to acquire the sats; I'm always fighting with the zoom in/out function because its so slow to respond; if you just want to use it as a map, I find it very frustrating to move the map around because the response time and screen sensitivity are really poor; the Garmins get "lost" fairly often and don't know where they are. I have to shut it down and restart it so it can find itself; half the time it doesn't realize that it's on a divided roadway, so I'll be on a highway and it will tell me to turn left into a Jersey barrier just after I've passed a jug handle 1/4 mile back - man I HATE when it does that! I could go on, but I'm much happier with the Magellan. Garmin has the name and advertising budget, but for the day to day grind I'll hang onto the Magellan thank you.
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