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Magellan RM2036SGXUC

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Magellan RM2036SGXUC. The average rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People are impressed by the route planning and size. The screen and usability are also appreciated, but there are some critical opinions about the performance and reliability.

maps, usability, screen, size, route planning

price, reliability, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Magellan RM2036SGXUC is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 71/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Magellan RM2036SGXUC from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Reviewers really like the reliability. The price also gets good feedback.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Magellan Rm2036sguuc Roadmate 2036mu Gps DeviceMagellan Rm2036sguuc Roadmate 2036mu Gps Device

Sep, 2018

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Is a GPS

Very out of date maps, costs money to update maps, what a scam. Freezes all the time, has trouble keeping up with your position, and my first one I had to exchange cause it got stuck and refused to find the satellite to update my position. Avoid this...

Aug, 2012

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Magellan 2036


Seems to work fairly well

Don't even try to access your "free upgrade." The web site takes you through a confusing, seemingly endless number of pages without a single reference to your "free upgrade." Lots of opportunities to buy upgrades

May, 2012

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Didn't work out of the box


None. Like a brick

Lots. Turned on and froze up at the first GPS location and would never change

Nov, 2011

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Traffic Alert, Highway Exit Zoom, One Touch, Address Book

While on a long drive, batteries run out so I had to plug in the charger. Problem is, while plugged-in, I can no longer fully mount the GPS into its holder as the charger head gets in the way ; Also, even after downloading the complimentary map update,...

Aug, 2011

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Buy a Garmin


Nice screen easy to use

Dead after just 2 days. Sent us out of our way several times! Thank goodness for a PAPER map!!Now i'm stuck with this junk

Aug, 2011

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Not awfully impressed


Don't expect much from this unit. First and foremost: it does not allow to enter coordinates; only street names. If you deviate from the pre-assigned path due to an accident or a traffic jam, the unit is too stubborn in trying to force you back to the...

Jul, 2011

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Quick, Capable, Affordable


One significant feature everyone should care about is the ability to back up your address book. If you have to reboot/reload the unit for some reason, such as un updated operating system download, you need a way to save your address book, unless you're...

Magellen Roadmate user-interface is very intuitive, easy to learn operation, "OneTouch" favorite destinations a great feature; This 2036-MU has their latest maps, ver. 41, that's what "MU" stands for (Map Update). I've read they've switched to...

People with "Garmin Envy" who wish they "...should of (have) bought a Garmin..." The Garmins I checked out before buying this were no better, and seemed a bit slower (in this price range). Nothing wrong with Garmin....but this Magellan 2036-MU was a...

Feb, 2011

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It feels stupid having a GPS on your car and having to stop to gas stations to get directions.

When it works its great and have plenty of options

A month later it started to freeze on the last location visited.It takes forever to refresh the signal and 9 out 10 times it will start giving you directions from the last place you were no matter where you are, or freeze altogether.Downloading an...

Feb, 2011

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Excellent GPS


Originally had Garmin 265W but the satellite reciever was very slow to respond on finding location when turning on and route recalc. compared to Magellan 2036. Excellent GPS, but does not come with case bought a case for$9.99

This is an excellent GPS and gives you traffic alerts, advance speech notice of upcoming turns. This GPS has an excellent screen and speech is very clear. Defines exactly what street you should be on even in a congested metropolitan area with many...


Jan, 2011

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Compare Magellan 2036 New vs. Old 2200T


It is worth the money ($80) but it is not as good as my old Magellan 2200T ($200 5 years ago).Both of these units were as inexpensive as I could get at the time. (Magellan, Garmin, Tom-Tom)Do all the current Magellan products use the same basic...

Routes better. calculation is fast. Time of arrival displayed. The

Addresses are on the wrong side of the streets and in the wrong places! Wow

Jan, 2011

Product Specifications


Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes


Built-in camera: No


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed


Display Diagonal:4.3
Touch screen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

GPS Performance

Antenna: Yes
GPS accuracy - position:196.9

GPS Type

Auto: Yes


Map coverage:Canada, USA
Maps included: Yes


Storage media type:Flash


Automatic routing: Yes
Traffic Message Channel (TMC): No


Bluetooth: No

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):-10 - 70
Operating temperature range (T-T):-10 - 70

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Technical Details

Announces street names: Yes
Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Fixed
Interface Type:Touch Screen
Night mode: Yes
Spoken street names:Y

Weight & Dimensions