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Magellan RoadMate 1440

alaTest has collected and analyzed 363 reviews of Magellan RoadMate 1440. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People really like the size and screen. The price and performance are also appreciated. Many are critical about the reliability.

usability, performance, price, screen, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Magellan RoadMate 1440 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 330 user reviews of Magellan RoadMate 1440 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 Comments about the size and screen are overall positive. The price and performance are also appreciated. There are some negative views about the reliability. There are some mixed opinions about the durability.

usability, performance, price, screen, size


78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Magellan RoadMate 1440 4.3-Inch Portable GPS NavigatorMagellan RoadMate 1440 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Rich Owings (

Magellan RoadMate 1440


The Magellan RoadMate 1440 is one of several models introduced by the company in the spring of 2009. This 4.3” touch-screen navigator offers Magellan's OneTouch interface, AAA TourBook, Highway Lane Assist, exit POIs and multi-destination routing.

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Oct, 2009

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almost ok


NOT colorblind friendly!!! 20% (one out of five) men have some form of red/green colorblindness. if color blind it's too hard to see sometimes the route. ...The address book only holds... get this... 9 entries. NINE. That's right! There are times...

the only reason this GPS gets two stars is because as much as bad as it is, there are others that are much worse ; pros: better predictive entry of names than most GPSs ; recalculates quickly ; routes accurately ; doesn't get lost ; good strong signal...

takes 30 seconds to boot up ; doesn't tell you where you are going, so when you tell it to go somewhere, you have no way of confirming if it took and is going to the right place ; hard to zoom out and get a view of the overall route ; when a street...

May, 2010

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Works Fine So Far


Use it but do not trust it or any GPS to be accurate 100% of the time. The maps sometimes fall short on accuracy. However, this could be said for any GPS manufacture so I won't knock it too hard. If you miss a turn don't panic. Keep driving and reduce...

Cheap for a GPS that speaks street names ; Better display screen than some costing 2X as much ; Good, clear voice. No trouble hearing it under normal conditions

Maps! They are not entirely accurate. Enter an address and the unit will may take you to within a few feet of your destination or say you have arrived when your are still a half mile away. This is a problem with the maps and not the hardware. Manually...

May, 2010

Consumer review (

The "Get You Anywhere" GPS Car Receiver


Light weight - 6oz., portable, easy to use, one touch icon menu

Continuously reattaching GPS to dashboard disc

Nov, 2010

Consumer review (

Great GPS - Great crystal large screen


I have used many GPS before, this is by far the BEST I owned. Its super fast, great signal, fast re-routes, easy to enter address, routes are always spot-on. Very very handy and useful.

Acquires Satellites Quickly,Compact,Easy Menus,Easy To Read,Easy To Set Up,Large Screen,Reliable Performance,Simple Controls

Aug, 2010

Consumer review (

freezes up after only 2 months


I loved it if it would keep working!We have only had it 9 months,sent it in to get repaired 2 months ago,already quit working again![...]I really like how the magellans work,if they would keep working!Wont buy another one again!

Easy Menus,Easy To Read,Easy To Set Up,Large Screen

Acquires Satellites Slowly,Freezeskeeps spinning

Jun, 2010

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OK for the price.


Cons-No Speed Warning Cannot download directly from Mapquest or Google Cannot save a route after using the turn avoidance feature. Does not repeat the street name at the actual turn but just chimes. Other than that good for the price. Would...

Acquires Satellites Quickly,Compact,Easy To Read

Jun, 2010

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Worth the Price


I purchased the 1440 unit last week for a trip to San Diego. I am generally pleased with its performance. Consumer Reports gave it a 68 'very good' out of 73 rating and Costco had it on sale that week. The cost ($79) more than made up for the $10/day...

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Jun, 2010

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A really good way-finder


Great for when you're out of your familiar environment, or misrouted by detour signs, and must find your way back. Also downloaded software upgrade 2.2, free online, and was pleasantly surpirse of the AAA database. Fantastic database of places,...

Acquires Satellites Quickly,Compact,Easy Menus,Easy To Read,Easy To Set Up,Large Screen,Reliable Performance,Simple Controls

Better Manual Needed

May, 2010

Consumer review (

Not too crazy with this unit


I am a Realtor and 100% rely on GPS. Purchased RoadMate 1440 and soon started hating lift. First, the unit takes awfully a long time to boot. My 386 used to be much faster 20 years ago. Second, when typing in the Zip Code or the City, which I use the...

Hmmm....Well, (After 5 mts of pause) I like the POI

Where should I begin. Please read my review

Apr, 2010

Product Specifications

The Magellan RoadMate 1440 device boasts the acclaimed OneTouch menu, a 4.3-inch color touch screen, and an ultra-thin design. Preloaded maps and points of interest for the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico make the RoadMate 1440 ideal for both business trips and vacations. Easy-to-use, premium features give you confidence on the road and deliver a powerful navigation experience. The Magellan RoadMate 1440 includes many premier features, starting with Magellan's exclusive OneTouch favorites menu, QuickSpell with SmartCity search, and highway exit point of interest (POI) search, to name a few. Magellan's attention to detail delivers a superior user experience.


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

Recommended Use:Automotive
Type:GPS receiver


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