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Magellan Roadmate 2500T

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews of Magellan Roadmate 2500T. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Views about the screen and reliability are overall positive. The price and performance also get good feedback. There are some less positive opinions about the route planning, while there are some mixed comments about the design and durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Magellan Roadmate 2500T is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Bonnie Cha (cnet.com)

Magellan CrossoverGPS review

 

Magellan CrossoverGPS

The Magellan CrossoverGPS offers navigation for drivers, boaters, and walkers. The unit is also water resistant and comes with a sport guard for protection. The receiver did a great job of tracking our location, and driving directions were accurate.

General performance was sluggish, and the unit was slow to recalculate routes. It's also too big and heavy to carry on long walks or hikes, and you can't enter specific addresses in Outdoor mode.

The Magellan CrossoverGPS is a versatile GPS, offering navigation help to drivers, boaters, and walkers, but it's tripped up by sluggish performance.

Apr, 2007

Expert review by : PC Authority (pcauthority.com.au)

Magellan CrossoverGPS

 

Not the best road handling, but the offroad features could make it very attractive.

Dec, 2007

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Beaches, Museums, Friends, Family, Better Driving

 

It's simple already but it can be simpler.

It's the most wonderfullest thing I ever had. I never get lost. Even though you might not know the orientation of the GPS of where it's going, you look at the lower left and it's reliable of where to turn and voice command helps. I love it and sure...

POIs of like bestbin and circus city aren't on there.

Apr, 2008

Consumer review (dell.com)

Not So Waterproof

 

This unit warms up quickly, and the touch screen works very nice. This unit also comes with decent accessories.

My first crossover lasted only 30 days and received moisture inside the screen. After haggling with Magellan Corp. they finally sent me a second unit. This unit lasted 2 hours in the Gulf of Mexico as I was fishing. A slight drizzle which lasted 2...

Mar, 2008

Consumer review (dell.com)

Great piece of equipment

 

Easy to use, easy setup, easy to install.

Rubber protection boot is to flimsy. Navigational software is to costly.

Mar, 2008

Consumer review (dell.com)

Optional Traffic Kit Doesn't Work

 

No real problems with the basic unit.

The optional traffic kit system doesn't work in several of the metro areas that are listed on it's coverage map. If you're buying this with the idea of adding the traffic reporting system you should look at other units.

Jan, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

It works well....but....

 

I got mine as open box so didn't pay a huge about for it, and am happy for what it does for me today. But unless magellan steps up to the plate and desides to support the unit fully it will end up being a forgotten experiment on magellans part.

Unit does provide a single package with topo, marine and street navigation. Battery life is pretty good and the antenna seems to do pretty well for me even inside a building.

Magellan themselves. Unit Comes with 90 meter topo maps and box says you can purchase more detailed maps. Well if you live in the US (as of this writting) you are out of luck as they they don't seem to have those detailed maps available. They have them...

Jan, 2008

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Wrong side of the Street

 

A firmware update needs to be applied (download from Magellan website) which I found to help with some of the issues described in other reviews.

Nice to be able to combine the functions of Auto/Marine/Hike into one unit. The Street Maps are decent. Marine is good if BlueNav map is purchased.

I found that the unit has trouble identifying which side of the street an address is on (tells me the address is on the left when in fact it is on the right). Unit has major problems with an address that is at a cross street that you are approaching....

Sep, 2007

Consumer review (dell.com)

Right to the door

 

Great to find Your way right to the door. And back home. Amazing

None yet

Sep, 2007

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Lacking

 

This unit is a good step in the rright direction. It would be totally awesome and unbeatable if it had: - Newer maps - replaceable rechargable batteries (preferable AA) so you can bring extra batteries to surpass the 8 hour life of the internal...

Portable, nicely sized, big touch screen. I understand the combination of hardware and maps for the price is quite good.

I had this for two weeks and took it back. It's CPU must be slow because screen switching often took a long time. The maps are old. It locked up a few times. It had tremendous difficulty hadling handheld operation: if you attach to the car, it stays...

Sep, 2007

Product Specifications

Navigate the streets, trails, lakes and oceans with this pocket-sized CrossoverGPS. With all the standard features of the advanced Magellan auto navigation GPS products, plus the ability to go from the open road to the great outdoors. Enjoy driving, hiking, boating, fishing and more, all with one GPS! Simple touch-screen menus, turn-by-turn voice guidance and upgradeable to receive Real-time traffic alerts.

Battery

Run Time (Up To):8hour(s)

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:3.5"
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9 cm

Digital Player (PF)

Digital Player: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.1in
Height:3.4in
Weight:8.5oz
Width:4.3in

GPS Software

Maps Included:48 United States

GPS System

Connectivity:USB
Receiver:20 channel
Recommended Use:Automotive / Hiking / Marine
SBAS:EGNOS / WAAS
Type:GPS receiver

Header

Manufacturer:Magellan Navigation
Model:2500T North America
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Magellan CrossoverGPS

Miscellaneous

Waterproof: Yes