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Magellan Roadmate 1424

Magellan Roadmate 1424
alaScore 75

53 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 53 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and performance. The screen and value for money are also appreciated.

usability, value for money, screen, performance, design

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 75/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 53 reviews)

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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...

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Amazon review summary for Magellan Roadmate 1424


alaTest has collected and analyzed 218 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

usability, value for money, performance, screen, size

73% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

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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


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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...

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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.

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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

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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!

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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.

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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

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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