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RoadMate 2036

alaTest has collected and analyzed 52 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and design. The performance and usability also get good opinions, but 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 RoadMate 2036 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for RoadMate 2036

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of RoadMate 2036 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Amazon.com.

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reliability

33% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Magellan RoadMate 2036 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator

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Terrible

 

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Very out of date maps, costs money to update maps, what a scam.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...

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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

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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

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so-so

 

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,...

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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

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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...

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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...

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Horrible

 

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...

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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...

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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

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