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Magellan Roadmate 5230-TLMB 5" Portable GPS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 299 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the reliability and performance. The screen and value for money are also appreciated. Many are negative about the memory.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Magellan Roadmate 5230-TLMB 5" Portable GPS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Magellan Roadmate 5230-TLMB 5" Portable GPS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 55 user reviews of Magellan Roadmate 5230-TLMB 5" Portable GPS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com.

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60% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Magellan RoadMate 5230T-LM 5-Inch Navigator with Lifetime Maps and Traffic

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Great navigation device!

 

I purchased a Garmin and did not like the screen layout at all and had to return the purchase! I'm happy to say I'm completely satisfied with my new Magellan Road Mate 5230T-LM! The screen layout is easier to view while driving & adding the addresses...

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I am so much in love with my new Magellan.

 

I had a Tom Tom which always gave me trouble and hours of frustration. Great to get back to a much better product. I also have a hand-held Magellan Gold that I bought over 5 years ago that is still working great. Kudos to Magellan!!This product has......

Ease of use and simplicity

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Recommended

 

This is user friendly, large screen, free map updates, lifetime traffic which suggests alternative route.This product has... Large/easy to see screen, Easy menus, Lifetime traffic, Free map updatesAbout me... Parent with kids

User friendly

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Easy and accurate

 

This GPS was very easy to install and the maps are super easy to update .

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Excellent GPS

 

what i like the most is how it shows the directions. I used to use a Tom Tom and this one is way much better.This product has... Large/easy to see screen, Easy menus, Lifetime trafficAbout me... Business Professional

Very easy to use

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Great GPS

 

I really like this GPS. I find that this GPS is easy to understand and easy to use. I really like the format of the touch screen. The screen is not real big but it is still big enough to understand.This product has... Easy menus, Lifetime traffic, Free...

Easy to use

Not a giant screen

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good for my purpose

 

Brand reliablity, had it before. Can trust the dirrections and alternate when necessary.This product has... Easy menus, Free map updatesAbout me... Budget Conscious

price and reliability

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Works great

 

Great GPS. Works well. Gets me where I need to go.This product has... Large/easy to see screen, Easy menus, Lifetime traffic, Free map updatesAbout me... Business Professional

Easy to use, gets me where I need to go

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Great product!

 

I travel a lot for work so I thought this GPS would help me get around while out of town driving from meeting to meeting. Such a great product I really liked the fact that it showed each exit sign and let you now which exit to take.

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Great gps

 

This gps will get you where you need to go, cannot ask for moreAbout me... Frequent traveler, Use for long distance sports (i.e. bicycling, skiing, running)

Easy to use

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