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Magellan RoadMate 1210

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews of Magellan RoadMate 1210. 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. Reviewers really like the size and screen. The performance and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the design, and there are some mixed comments about the maps.

usability, price, performance, screen, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Magellan RoadMate 1210 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 73/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 user reviews of Magellan RoadMate 1210 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on People are impressed by the size and screen. The performance and price are also appreciated, but views are divided on the maps. Some have doubts about the design.

usability, price, performance, screen, size


90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Magellan RoadMate 1210 3.5-Inch Portable GPS NavigatorMagellan RoadMate 1210 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator

Dec, 2018

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GPS does not speak street names as advertised, other than that its ok.

Jul, 2009

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Wish I'd chosen a different brand


Chose this unit after checking the reviews - it was highly rated so I went ahead and bought it. Initial setup went easily enough and the unit worked well. First sign of problems came when I received a letter informing me that an upgrade was available.

Nice voice, fairly intuitive operation

Unreliable, failure prone, substandard support

Dec, 2006

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Fearless driving at last!


I bought mine for 4 reasons: (1) road signage in Wisconsin is awful; (2) I get very anxious when I get lost; (3) the price has dropped down to around $300; and (4) most of the reviews have been very positive.

Reasonable price, user-friendly, good tech support, accurate directions, built-in

Needs more point-of-interest categories

Oct, 2006

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Magellan finds its way into my car!


Magellan finds its way into my car.

Incredible simplicity with effective and efficient function

Windshield mount could be rethought out a little better

Oct, 2006

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San Diego to Canada - How'd it Do?


Recently I bought a Magellan Roadmate 700. To test it, I took a road trip with my family from San Diego to Canada and back. Having never been on such a long road trip, I wanted to see how it performed in places we've never been before and had no idea...

It works

Its expensive

Apr, 2005

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Erase the word "LOST" from your dictionary!!


There are few products that simply do what they claim to do, and it's even rarer to find something as sophisticated, yet easy to use as the Roadmate 700.

They say "Turn it on and go!" ... They're right

Multiple destinations would be nice, and ability to quickly find points of interest while

Jan, 2005

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$10 Road Atlas or $1200 gadget? UPDATE!


Logical questions to ask before dropping a bit over a grand for an electronic gizmo to essentially replace a $10 map are: "Will this thing do what I expect it to do?" and "Is the technology involved reliable, and worth the additional money compared to...

Easy to use, good ergonomics, useful gadget/toy. Cutting edge

Poor instruction/troubleshooting manual. Lots of undocumented features

May, 2004

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It doesn't get any easier...YOU WON'T GET LOST ***UPDATES***


Want two reasons to thank the US government? They gave us the internet and GPS.

worry-free driving, cool factor, upgrades are worth it

spring-loaded connector fails often, the included AC vent mount is lame, sluggish

Feb, 2004

Product Specifications

The Magellan RoadMate 1210 device boasts the acclaimed OneTouch menu, a 3.5-inch color touch screen, and a pocket-size design. The RoadMate 1210 is ideal for around town and vacations. Easy-to-use features give you confidence on the road and deliver a rewarding navigation experience. Turn it on and go! The Magellan RoadMate 1210 includes many premier features, starting with Magellan's exclusive OneTouch favorites menu, QuickSpell with SmartCity search, and highway exit point of interest (POI) search, to name a few. Magellan's attention to detail delivers a superior user experience.


Run Time (Up To):3hour(s)

Built-in Display

Diagonal Size:3.5"
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9 cm

Dimensions & Weight


GPS Software

Maps Included:48 United States / Hawaii / Puerto Rico

GPS System

Recommended Use:Automotive
Type:GPS receiver


Manufacturer:Magellan Navigation
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Magellan RoadMate