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Magellan Roadmate 1424

alaTest has collected and analyzed 54 reviews of Magellan Roadmate 1424. 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. People are impressed by the screen and maps. The price and performance also get good reviews, whereas many are critical about the memory and reliability.

usability, performance, price, maps, screen

reliability, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Magellan Roadmate 1424 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of Magellan Roadmate 1424 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Comments about the screen and maps are on the whole positive. The price and performance are also appreciated. There are some less positive reviews about the memory and reliability.

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reliability, memory

74% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Magellan RoadMate 1424 4.3-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS NavigatorMagellan RoadMate 1424 4.3-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Rich Owings (

Magellan RoadMate 1424


The Magellan RoadMate 1424 is one of Magellan's most popular 4.3” models, thanks to a bargain basement price. Despite the fact that this is an entry-level unit, it comes with preloaded maps of the entire US and Canada, as well as Magellan's popular...

Oct, 2011

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Gets me from A to B


Very decent unit. I think everyone should just consider selling your old unit once it hits the 1-2 year mark while it has some value and just replace. I can't really see the point in paying for updates when you can "trade up" for about the same or...

I had a choice, spend $60 on upgrading my old unit, or spend $64.99 on this unit (on sale). Good choice. Nice thin design compared to my other unit, good solid suction to the windshield

For the price, none

Sep, 2011

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Works as expected


I have had a Magellan GPS for several years now and have been quite pleased with the performance. It has a tendancy to lag on occation off of the start but it gets me where I need to go. The only problem was that My son was always borowing it so I...

Sep, 2011

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Useless Junk


Stay far away from the 4.3inch magellan models. The touchscreen on the lasts only until it's past warranty and then dies. No touchscreen means no controls. Just a paperweight now.

Aug, 2011

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Excellent product a good price


Me encanta usalo antes tuve otro de otra marca pero no funciono como este es excelente lo recomiendo

Jul, 2011

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Great Value and Easy to Use


This is my third Magellan RoadMate between my car and my wife's car. They have all worked great right out of the box; extrememly easy to use; and right on target. Love them!

Jul, 2011

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What I expected


This is exactly what I expected and arrived in good time. One blemish is that the sound is staticky, but we can still understand it.

Jun, 2011

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Really good, much better of a menu than a TOMTOM

Distances are not perfectly accurate, maps need to be updated. Tried to go to a "sushi boat" ended up at a "sushi train

Dec, 2010

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Not A Garman!


I have been using my Uncle's cheap-O' 3.5" Garman GPS for a few weeks now, and it is superior to this unit as far as I'm concerned. Way more accurate and alot easier to use. Should Of Bought A Garman!

For basic use it's O.K., nice size screen, comes with needed accessories, can't beat the price

It's not as accurate as I expected... I have been testing this unit for two days now, and I have missed two turns, or arrival locations so far because this unit is too slow to react in complex road situations. Not good enough for what I need

Dec, 2010

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Magellan Maps and Routes


Other than the critique above, I'm now happier with the device. My only wish would be to be able to program my route inside without having to go outside so it can find satellites. And to be able to use my computer to route rather than back and forth...

Magellan RoadMates are thin and easy to use. Although I have a 1470, I have used it to navigate in Florida where night time driving is difficult due to non-reflective signs way off the road. Once you download the user-manual, you'll have a much better...

You NEED the User Manual but there is no reference to it in the manual supplied with the device. For 2 years I struggled and was ready to toss it. Then I thought there must be a manual. Downloaded it and voila, I now don't go through all sorts of funny...

Nov, 2010

Product Specifications


Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed


Display Diagonal:4.3
Display size (HxV):8.5 x 11
Display size (HxV) (imperial):8.5 x 11
Placement supported:Horizontal
Touch screen: Yes
Widescreen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery performance:720
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:AAA
Number of batteries supported:2
Power source type:Battery

GPS Performance

Antenna: Yes
GPS accuracy - position:196.9

GPS Type

Auto: Yes
Truck: Yes


Map coverage:Canada, USA
Map view options:2D, 3D
Maps included: Yes


Storage media type:Flash


3D landmarks: Yes
Address input:City
Auto re-route: Yes
Automatic routing: Yes
Barometric altimeter: No
Electronic compass: Yes
Points of interest:6000000
Traffic Message Channel (TMC): No
Voice commands: No


Bluetooth: No

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-10 - 70
Operating temperature range (T-T):-10 - 70

Other Features

Antenna Type:Multidirectional Patch
Wireless connection:N
Wireless connections: No

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC, USB
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Packaging Data

Package dimensions (WxDxH):14 x 6.42 x 6.61

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Battery Capacity:720
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:AAA
Number of batteries supported:2
Power source type:Battery


Time/distance alert: Yes

Technical Details

Alarm clock: Yes
Announces street names: Yes
Area calculation: Yes
Built-in Microphone: No
Color of product:Black
DVD player: No
FM Transmitter: No
Form Factor:Fixed
Image viewer: No
Interface Type:Touch Screen
Night mode: Yes
Speed controlled volume: No
Spoken street names:Y
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Weight & Dimensions