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Magellan Roadmate 5230-TLMB 5" Portable GPS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 285 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the voice guidance and performance. The screen and value for money are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical 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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Easy to use

 

Great product, clear voice commands with easy to use screen. Could be a little brighter screen for easier viewing .This product has... Large/easy to see screen, Easy menus, Lifetime traffic, Free map updatesAbout me... Frequent traveler

Easy to use

Web site downloads slow

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Great GPS.

 

The voice is a little different. However GPS alerts you of speed cameras,red light cameras etc . Good buy.

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I like the magellan products, good price

 

I like the price, and the lifetime maps update feature, and the multi routing feature. The touch screen leaves a little something to be desired. doesn't always take on first couple of taps.This product has... Large/easy to see screen, Easy menus, Free...

lifetime maps update, multi routing

touch screen is a little tempermental, sometimes have to tap it several times

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Great GPS, does multiple destinations, great price

 

Pros: great multiple routing, clear display, traffic updates traffic updates for life and map updatesCons sometimes traffic updates can be slow (about 10% of time) & sometimes the unit take longer to update our position once turned on (25%)but overall,...

great multiple routing, clear display, traffic updates

sometimes traffic updates can be slow (about 10% of time) &sometimes take longer to update position once turned on (25%)

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Awesome GPS for the price (bought on sale)

 

Excellent GPS if you are patient person during setup. Entering address takse a long time, but afterwards it works great. The speaker announcements are accurate, but sound quality is lacking... my old Roadmate 1412 had a better speaker. The updates for...

5" screen, visuals, updates, mulitple features

Very slow response when entering destination, speaker quality

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Would not recommend.

 

Had another brand since 2009. Thought I would upgrade. Old unit has more features I like than benefits of added features of new Magellan are worth. Voice quality is poor to fair. Found myself searching for turns and exits waiting for unit to announce...

Larger screen is clear and bright

Poor voice quality. Lagging 'recalculate and position announcements

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Love the Magellan GPS

 

This gps system never lets me down in a pinch. Great gpsThis product has... Large/easy to see screen, Easy menus, Lifetime traffic, Free map updatesAbout me... Budget Conscious, Frequent traveler, Parent with kids

Ease of use

Everything is great about this gps system

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Great product

 

We absolutely like it! We used in our laughlin trip and we don't need any cell phone for found any place!!!! And is so easy to uses...

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Love it takes me anywhere

 

This device is accurate The price is right and most of all detects camera on lightThis product has... Easy menus, Free map updatesAbout me... Frequent traveler

picks up satellite right away

maybe the screen size a little

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What a great GPS!!

 

I am no longer unimpressed. I had gotten a Garmin that was twice as much. I hated it. So I returned it to Best Buy who accepted it quickly as I purchased this Magellan one in its place.It's great. It is accurate (just took an 1100 mile trip with it)....

Ease of operation, size of screen, portability

Absolutely nothing