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Magellan Roadmate 2136T-Lm Automobile Portable Gps Navigator

alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the design and route planning are generally positive. The performance and value for money are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the size, and many are negative about the voice guidance and screen.

usability, value for money, performance, route planning, design

reliability, screen, voice guidance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Magellan Roadmate 2136T-Lm Automobile Portable Gps Navigator is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Sofeware is difficult to use and the map is not updated


I returned the first one because it made a noise sound. But the second one was the same, and it did not have my six year old house address, so I connected it with my PC and tried to update the software and map. The Content Manager saw the software was...

Low price and fast power up

Unable to update map as advertised ; Content Manager may have problem register the GPS ; Magellan Support is not 24 hours

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Slow GPS - would not recommend!!!


Had this product for about 2 weeks. It takes too long to upload addresses. Does not recognize some of it's own features: for example locating different buildings: when you click on churches it just sits there and then powers itself off. I would not...

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Would NOT Recommend - VERY SLOW


I bought this unit based on an older Magellan Roadmate I used for 5 years. I wanted the Life Time Maps, since that is why I had to buy a new GPS. Got the unit and updated the maps and it still didn't have newer highway exits, that other friends had on...


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Limited usefullness


Very slow to program locations, address location ie., street nr's, rural address markers can be miles from correct. Street and road intersections seem to be accurate.Would NOT recommend this to a friend. An enemy maybe. This is going to become a $5...

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froxe up after a few weeks


hard to understand voice commands at first but got used to them. Does't choose the optimum route but gets you there. Was working fine for the first few weeks but froze up during a trip from phoenix to denver co.Would not work after that.This product...

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Useless gps


I have it for one day,signal was bad and keep recalculating all the time.This product has... Easy menus, Inaccurate, Lifetime traffic, Free map updatesAbout me... Frequent traveler, Parent with kids

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Good value for the money


I have been satisfied with this purchase. This GPS works great and provides accurate information for the most part. But, even after map update have noticed some minor inaccuracies of the streets. Hopefully with next map update, they will be corrected...

Easy to use

small inaccuracies noticed

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Great GPS at Great Price


My second Magellan no bad experiences here. Will recommended to anyone.This product has... Large/easy to see screen, Easy menus, Lifetime traffic, Free map updatesAbout me... Frequent traveler, Parent with kids

Compact size; easty to use

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Easy to operate


I've onyl had it for a couple of months, but it gets me where I'm going and I've had no problems with it.This product has... Large/easy to see screen, Easy menus, Lifetime traffic, Free map updatesAbout me... casual user

free traffic infol. Picks up satellites easily

Sometimes difficult to destinguish right turn from left turn audibly

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Magellan makes garbage


I wish I had read the other reviews first. It freezes up and Magellan says too bad it's out of warranty. BUY A GARMIN!This product has... Lifetime traffic, Free map updates, good while under warrantyAbout me... Budget Conscious, casual user

Great features if it would work, so nothing great about it

Didn't last after an update. 15 months and it doesn't work