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Magellan RoadMate 1412

alaTest has collected and analyzed 314 reviews of Magellan RoadMate 1412. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviews about the maps and screen are overall positive. The performance and price also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Magellan RoadMate 1412 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 237 user reviews of Magellan RoadMate 1412 from The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Views about the maps and screen are generally positive. The performance and price also get good views, whereas many are less positive about the durability and reliability.

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80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Magellan RoadMate 1412 4.3-Inch Portable GPS NavigatorMagellan RoadMate 1412 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator

Aug, 2018

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Magellan RoadMate 1412 - North America


If you're on a budget and looking for a full-featured North American GPS, give the Magellan 1412 a try. It has a large screen for its small size, and has most of the features you'll need for travel in North America. It's one of the most reasonably...

4.3Maps for US, Puerto Rico and Canada6 million points of interestMaps stored on SD cardSpoken turn-by-turn directions

The Magellan RoadMate 1412 North America GPS is a complete, pocket-sized...

Jul, 2009

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Magellan RoadMate 1412, 1430 and 1400 Car GPS Review


The Magellan RoadMate 1412, 1430 and 1400 all have the same specification except with the Magellan RoadMate 1430 Live Traffic capability is included and the Magellan RoadMate 1400 does not include maps of Canada. All models come with an included SD...

Sep, 2008

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Magellan RoadMate 1412 review


The Magellan RoadMate 1412 is one of Magellan's most popular GPS navigators.The 1412 has a 4.3″ color touch screen, pre-loaded maps of the entire U.S. and Canada, and 6 million points of interest (POIs). It also features text-to-speech, so you'll hear...

Sep, 2008

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It does the job.


Wish it would tell me I missed a turn. On the plus side, it recalculates the route quickly. My other GPS tells me "off route!!". Then it recaculates.

Clear easy to hear speech. Has more options than I'll ever use

Maps are dated. It is a common problem with all GPS units. Was told to make a left turn on a road that has been modified 3 years ago, so that is not possible. My other GPS tells me the same thing

Jun, 2009

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Don't buy refurb


I would definitely buy this unit new. The refurbished unit is a total waste of time and money.

Excellent GPS unit. Small size, big readable display. The voice is loud enough for old fossils like me to hear it. Routing and zoom features are very fast, faster than a laptop GPS program

The refurbished unit has a bad battery. Having to plug it in is very inconvenient. Magellan isn't interested in honoring the warranty

Mar, 2009

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good buy


Works very well, I like it a lot

The maps are not all up to date, but i can complain other then that

Mar, 2009

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Excellent GPS


Bought refurb before Christmas for less than a hundred bucks. This thing rocks! My wife is not into tech, but it only took my a couple of minutes to show her how to enter adresses, & now she uses it all the time. I am planning to buy another for myself.

Large screen, speaks street names, good user interface, good navigation, easy to see, clear voice instuctions, easy to update firmware

no mini-USB cable included

Mar, 2009

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very nice unit


First gps was the magellan 2000 roadmate purchased here, recertified. Needed a map update after using it for a year, decided to purchase a new unit instead. Garmin nuvi 205 just didnt hack it, very poor interface, replaced it with this unit, and am...

magellan has the best software imo. easy to use interface, intuitive. accurate, streamlined address entry. Retains previous city for new searches within that city, which expedites searches a lot

Recertified units typically have outdated maps and firmware, which need to be upgraded. 85.00 for map updates

Feb, 2009

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Magellan Roadmate 1412


Super fast shipping. Large screen is a huge plus for the price. Is exactly what I expected


Dec, 2008

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DOA no satellites picked up


Unit does not come with a USB cable even though firmware update software tells you to use the "cable that came with the unit". Firmware update took a couple tries to detect the unit. The update process is not as slick as Garmin's WebUpdater.

Good features for the price, seems solid

Tried everything to get it to pick up satellites, it can't see any at all even after leaving it in open air on 2-3 tries for about 15-20 minutes. Updated firmware to latest. Tried resetting unit. Manually entered location to GPS Settings page, still...

Dec, 2008

Product Specifications

The Magellan RoadMate 1412 is pocket-sized, ultra-thin and stylish, and features a wide-format, full color interactive touch screen... Use the intuitive menu options to pick your destination and choose how you navigate to virtually anywhere. If you want to stay on the freeway, avoid freeways, travel the shortest distance or arrive in the quickest time, your Magellan RoadMate enables you to navigate the way you want. You can even exclude specific roads or freeways from your route and also avoid toll roads. SayWhere text-to-speech tells you street names with every turn-by-turn direction. The advanced QuickSpell feature intelligently searches addresses and Points of Interest, offering you a simple list of available locations. It even checks spelling so you can enter a destination with just a few touches of the screen. SmartDetour prompts you to route around sudden slow or stopped freeway traffic and automatically re-calculates the fastest detour. The integrated rechargeable battery offers navigation for up to three hours. Search destinations, plan trips and enter addresses and personal Points of Interest from a meeting place, restaurant or anywhere power is unavailable.


Run Time (Up To):3hour(s)

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:4.3"
Diagonal Size (metric):10.9 cm

Dimensions & Weight


GPS Software

Maps Included:Canada / Puerto Rico / USA

GPS System

GPS Functions / Services:ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival)
Receiver:30 channel
Recommended Use:Automotive
Type:GPS receiver


Manufacturer:Magellan Navigation
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Magellan RoadMate