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Magellan RoadMate 1430

Magellan RoadMate 1430
alaScore 78

34 reviews

Oct, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews of Magellan RoadMate 1430. 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. Views about the maps and screen are on the whole positive. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the size.

usability, price, performance, screen, maps

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 78/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Magellan RoadMate 1430 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Opinions about the screen and performance are overall positive. The price and usability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the reliability and size. Some have doubts about the maps.

usability, price, performance, screen


63% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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

Oct, 2015

Expert review by: Craig Ellison (

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.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: (

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...

Jun, 2009

Expert review by: Fletch (

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.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Ryan McLaughlin (

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;...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: (

Magellan RoadMate 1430 GPS Navigator


While the turn-by-turn voice instructions from the Magellan were somewhat easy to follow, the prompts were too delayed and we actually missed one of the turns during our test. A map is available in a bird's-eye view so you can see your surroundings in...

Consumer review by: BJJFighter (

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

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: dms0578 (

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

Mar, 2009

Consumer review by: kc_fan (

Great GPS


I had a Garmin Nuvi 350 first and had issues with very slow connection to the GPS sat's. I returned that to the store I got it from. This GPS is much faster to get a signal. The larger 4.3" screen is very nice and the POI's are much better the the...

Nice size, fast to aquire the GPS signal. Night mode is very nice. Maps fairly up to date. 6M POI and pre-loaded maps. Very nice unit

Screen can be a little washed out in direct sun light, had to update firmware out of the box. Mounting arm is a little large, power cable bulky. Support

Sep, 2008

Consumer review by: mirma (

Purchasing a Gps navigation would be a challenging ”


I had been thinking about buying 1 with regard to very at some point however held heading backwards and forwards upon be it worthwhile. The primary concern had been We mistakenly thought that you simply required a greater finish Gps navigation to...

Oct, 2010

Consumer review by: jenniferf37 (

Do Not Have to Worry About Getting Lost


My husband got this model for me because I wanted a GPS device and this model was the lowest priced. It is well worth it's price. It will get me where I need to go, however, occasionally it tries to take me a round about way. The map on the screen...

Great Design, Accurate, Simple Setup

Lacks features

Mar, 2010

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.


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


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
Traffic Services:TMC (Traffic Message Channel)
Type:GPS receiver


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