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Magellan SmartGPS 5295

alaTest has collected and analyzed 49 reviews of Magellan SmartGPS 5295. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People really like the size and durability. The screen and price also get good feedback. There are some mixed opinions about the design. Some have doubts about the reliability.

usability, price, screen, durability, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Magellan SmartGPS 5295 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: Magellanuser (

Avoid at all costs


The app for the iPhone requires a huge amount of space, the unit is constantly rebooting in the car, and the screen is filled with all sorts of stuff you don't want. There is no reason to buy this. None.

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: dlhinc (

Inferior product, terrible support


My unit stopped receiving satellite signal after 10 months. It began rebooting randomly at 9 months.I spent a week emailing Magellan support, receiving the same repetitive responses even though i answered all questions on my first reply. Magellan's...

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: Cobb (

Great GPS


Bought this for my 16 ur old daughter. Very easy to use and has wonderful features.

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: Mike (

Broke in 8 mos support is terrible


After reviewing multiple GPS units I decided to buy the SmartGPS in December. After months of very limited use my unit stopped being able to locate a satellite or update through WiFi. I went to Magellan's website and reviewed their very limited FAQ to...

Sep, 2014

Consumer review by: secgenrx7 (

user friendly gps


Love all the features blue tooth connection especially

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: Stokes (

System not accurate


The GPS didn't work well . We purchased before a vacation and it took plus out of the way several times due to continue to shut off.

Aug, 2014

Consumer review by: DeeCastile (

Loved this GPS


I absolutely loved this GPS. It was easy to use and the ability to bluetooth with my iPhone was the best feature. I was disappointed that you cannot add POI as with a Garmin, but the Magellan RoadMate app and Wi-Fi capability overroad this missing...

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: seckmann (

great input


It freezes frequently, other than that it's a good product.

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: DannysMac (



This is a great GPS spot on with locations and tells you landmarks where u have to turn

May, 2014

Consumer review by: MrMagic (

Great aide on trips.


Having this unit allowed me to cancel my subscription to OnStar and experience good savings while retaining the ability to navigate new locations. Works well for me.

May, 2014