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Magellan RoadMate 500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews of Magellan RoadMate 500. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Reviews about the design and durability are on the whole positive. The screen and performance are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the price. Many are negative about the size and maps.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Magellan RoadMate 500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 69/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 user reviews of Magellan RoadMate 500 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Reviewers really like the design and durability. The screen and performance also get good opinions, whereas the size and maps get negative reviews. Reviews are divided on the price.

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This summary is based on the products: Magellan RoadMate 500 3-Inch Portable GPS NavigatorMagellan RoadMate 500 3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator

Jul, 2017

Product Specifications

Now you can have global satellite navigation in your car. The Magellan RoadMate 500 portable auto navigation system makes navigation easy and fun, with friendly voice prompting, turn-by-turn guidance and the latest touch screen technology. The Magellan RoadMate 500 calculates your route and automatically updates your directions when you decide to take a detour. Easily download the regions you travel in (up to 100 MB file size) to the included memory card, from 4 CD ROMs containing advanced mapping of the entire U.S. and Canada. Freely download and overwrite new maps before traveling to new regions. So, do away with bulky paper maps and the time it takes to log on to the Internet to get directions. The Magellan RoadMate 500 puts the ease and accuracy of vehicle navigation at your fingertips. A comprehensive list of points of interest in your selected area makes it easy to choose your destination quickly. Search by name or category for gas stations, restaurants, hotels, ATMs, sights, amusements and more, whether you're driving cross-country or to an unfamiliar address across town. Lightweight and truly portable, the Magellan RoadMate 500 goes wherever you go, from your personal vehicle to your business car, to your recreational vehicle. Built on Magellan technology found in the Hertz NeverLost system, proven and road-tested by over 4 million drivers, the Magellan RoadMate 500 makes your driving adventure easier and more enjoyable.

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:3.8"
Diagonal Size (metric):9.7 cm

Dimensions & Weight


GPS Software

Maps Included:Canada / USA

GPS System

GPS Functions / Services:CTS (Course to Steer) / Distance / ETA (Estimated Time of Arrival) / Heading
Receiver:12 channel
Recommended Use:Automotive
Type:GPS receiver


Country Kits:North America
Manufacturer:Magellan Navigation
Model:500/500 Plus
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Magellan RoadMate