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Magellan RoadMate 800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 180 reviews of Magellan RoadMate 800. The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. Views about the screen and maps are on the whole positive. The price and performance are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Magellan RoadMate 800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 151 user reviews of Magellan RoadMate 800 from The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Comments about the screen and maps are generally positive. The price and performance also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, performance, price, maps, screen


62% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Magellan RoadMate 800 4.3-Inch Portable GPS NavigatorMagellan RoadMate 800 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (

Magellan RoadMate 800 review: Magellan RoadMate 800


Picking up where the RoadMate 760 left off, the Magellan RoadMate 800 is stocked with many of the same great navigation features of its predecessor and includes a few entertainment extras to boot. You get an integrated MP3 player and a picture viewer;...

The Magellan RoadMate 800 comes with maps preloaded on its hard drive and includes entertainment features. It also has solid performance.

Unfortunately, the Magellan RoadMate 800 doesn't feature text-to-speech functionality or an FM modulator.

Armed with a rechargeable internal battery and entertainment features, the Magellan RoadMate 800 is an accurate nav system you can use in the car or on foot, but it lacks some of the advanced features of its competitors.

May, 2006

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Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Ryan McLaughlin (

Review: Magellan RoadMate 800 GPS


Have you ever gotten lost while in a strange town, or even in your own town? I frequently have to go to new places. Usually, I just go online and print off a map and directions. Now with Magellan RoadMate 800 I can just hop in the car and go. The...

Jun, 2006

Expert review by : Rich Owings (

Magellan RoadMate 800 Review


Here's what others have to say about the RoadMate 800:

Jan, 2006

Consumer review (

Don't buy Magellan


Versital, good idea for a GPS.

A piece of junk. Never worked right. NO service received.

Feb, 2008

Consumer review (

Can't believe we paid $800.00 for this.t


Good choice of graphics

very low audio, even at full volume setting

Aug, 2007

Consumer review (

Magellan is awful


pretty color

battery dies,freezesup, useless

Apr, 2007

Consumer review (

A big Disappointment


Good directions verbally, clear map details

Won't allow complete addresses, prechooses and won't change

Nov, 2006

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Not a good buy for your money


has photo viewer, mp3

only 4.5 GB, freezes up frequently, 3 hrs battery time

Feb, 2006

Consumer review (

Quick review of Magellan RoadMate 800 North America - GPS receiver 800 North America 14 channel GPS receiver


My husband bought me this GPS for Christmas because I've used the Hertz Neverlost in a previous job while traveling a lot and this is the closest thing to that model, so I wanted something that I was already fairly familiar with. It's a great GPS. It...

May, 2008

Product Specifications

Thales Navigation is one of the world's leading innovators of global satellite positioning, navigation, and guidance equipment with operations throughout the U.S. and Europe. Known for its popular Magellan , MLR, Ashtech , and DSNP brands, Thales Navigation offers a broad range of navigation and positioning solutions for consumers and professional customers around the world. Now streamlining its portfolio of brands to maximize marketing resources, Thales Navigation will offer all of its consumer products under the Magellan brand and all of its professional solutions under the Thales Navigation brand.

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:3.8"
Diagonal Size (metric):9.7 cm
Resolution:320 x 240

GPS System

Receiver:14 channel
Recommended Use:Automotive
Type:GPS receiver


Manufacturer:Magellan Navigation
Model:800 North America
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Magellan RoadMate