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Magellan RoadMate 1430

Magellan RoadMate 1430
alaScore 79

67 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and voice guidance. The performance and screen are also appreciated, whereas there are mixed reviews on the build quality and value for money.

usability, screen, performance, voice guidance, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Magellan RoadMate 1430 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 67 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Magellan RoadMate 1430

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 user reviews of Magellan RoadMate 1430 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com.

usability, value for money, screen, performance, size

build quality, reliability

61% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Magellan RoadMate 1430 4.3-Inch Portable GPS NavigatorMagellan RoadMate 1430 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator with Traffic

Expert review by:

Magellan RoadMate 1430

 

The widescreen RoadMate 1430 boasts many of the same high-end features of its premium Maestro siblings, without the premium price tag.

Multisegment routing. Live traffic information. Intuitive interface. Traffic receiver integrated into the case.

Some functions are sluggish. Occasional unexplained route recalculations.

The RoadMate 1430 has features similar to those of Magellan's luxury Maestro models. As the company's least expensive widescreen GPS model to offer live traffic, it's a pretty good deal.

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Magellan RoadMate 1430

 

In conclusion, the RoadMate 1430 packs a lot of functionality into an affordable, portable package. With 6 million points of interest and the ability to be notified and the optional TrafficKit, this unit offers a variety of features that you may expect...

6 Million Points of InterestQuickSpell functionOptional Magellan TrafficKitEasy to enter destinations

Doesn't consistently re-calculate when turns are missed

The Magellan RoadMate 1430 performs quite well out of the box and...

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Magellan RoadMate 1430 Review

 

The RoadMate 1430 is the latest model in Magellan's celebrated RoadMate product line.

Solid navigator that's easy to use. Oddly priced higher than the Maestro 4250.

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Review: Magellan RoadMate 1430 GPS

 

New GPS devices come out every year. It seems to be a race to see who can add the most features and have the biggest screens. However, Magellan has taken a different approach with the RoadMate 1430.

I can definitely recommend this GPS to anyone looking for a device like this. The maps are the best of any GPS I have reviewed. The only problem I have is the price. When I think of a GPS I imagine something that will cost between $200 and $300;...

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Magellan RoadMate 1430 GPS Navigator

 

Maxell’s Encore EN-5 offer a rich, full sound for an affordable price, beating out nearly all of the headphones in the test. However, our testers didn’t think they were very comfortable, nor did this pair do a good job staying put during use....

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Solid design and features make this a great GPS

 

I really liked this GPS because it is not too big that it gets in your way, but is it also not so small that you have a hard time seeing it. The GPS never failed to get me to my destination, but sometimes it would not choose the best path. I spent...

Got me to my destination every time, voice prompting is good

Did not always choose the optimal path, expensive

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Solid design and features make this a great GPS

 

I really liked this GPS because it is not too big that it gets in your way, but is it also not so small that you have a hard time seeing it. The GPS never failed to get me to my destination, but sometimes it would not choose the best path. I spent...

Got me to my destination every time, voice prompting is good

Did not always choose the optimal path, expensive

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Solid design and features make this a great GPS

 

I really liked this GPS because it is not too big that it gets in your way, but is it also not so small that you have a hard time seeing it. The GPS never failed to get me to my destination, but sometimes it would not choose the best ... Expand full...

Got me to my destination every time, voice prompting is good

Did not always choose the optimal path, expensive

Consumer review by:

Good GPS

 

This is a good overall, simple to use GPS. If you are worried that you might not be able to operate it, dont be. It is a simple little machine that will get you from point A to point B quickly and easily.

Easy to use

Haven't come across any cons yet

Consumer review by:

Magellan Roadmate

 

This is a great GPS, it has the traffic feature which is really nice. Easy to use

Don't know that they are any Cons to this unit

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Product Specifications

4.3" wide-touch-screen! Breakthrough price! Get live traffic capability, 6 million Points of Interest and maps of the entire U.S. and Canada in an ultra-thin and complete GPS! Plus, SayWhere text-to-speech tells you street names with every turn-by-turn direction.

Battery

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

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:4.3"
Diagonal Size (metric):10.9 cm
Resolution:480 x 272

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in
Height:3.3in
Weight:7.1oz
Width:4.6in

GPS Software

Maps Included:Canada / Hawaii / Puerto Rico / USA

GPS System

GPS Functions / Services:ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival)
Receiver:30 channel
Recommended Use:Automotive
SBAS:EGNOS / WAAS
Traffic Services:TMC (Traffic Message Channel)
Type:GPS receiver

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Manufacturer:Magellan Navigation
Model:1430
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Magellan RoadMate
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