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Magellan RoadMate 860T Auto GPS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Magellan RoadMate 860T Auto GPS. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People really like the route planning and screen. The design and price also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the reliability, while many are critical about the performance.

usability, price, design, screen, route planning


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Magellan RoadMate 860T Auto GPS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Magellan RoadMate 860T Auto GPS from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Comments about the screen and design are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Reviews about the reliability and performance are different.

usability, price, design, screen

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

This summary is based on the products: Magellan RoadMate 860T Portable GPS NavigatorMagellan RoadMate 860T Portable GPS Navigator

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Craig Ellison (

Magellan RoadMate 860T


With the introduction of the Magellan RoadMate 860T ($799 list), the new top-of-the-line model in the company's 800 Series, Magellan joins its competition in offering live, integrated traffic data that can be used for automatic rerouting around...

Excellent POI categories. Live traffic data with automatic rerouting. QuickSpell facilitates data entry. Text-to-speech conversion announces street names. Supports multisegment trip routing.

Can't play music while navigating. Awkward software application required for transferring music and picture files. Traffic data lacks list view.

The Magellan RoadMate 860T is a nice upgrade from the 760, but for the same list price, the Garmin C550, which also has text-to-speech, live traffic data, and a Bluetooth phone interface and can play music files while navigating, is a better value.

Jun, 2006

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Magellan RoadMate 860T Vehicle Navigation Unit Review


The Magellan RoadMate 860T looks quite different to others units in the RoadMate range, having a circular cluster of buttons on its right hand side. Unlike many other vehicle navigation units, both the touch screen and buttons are used for navigation....

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Rich Owings (

Magellan RoadMate 860T Review


Here's what others are saying about the RoadMate 860T:

Jul, 2006

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Very helpful


This is my very first GPS and have enjoyed it very much. It has helped me when I was travelling through Chicago during rush hour to find I55 when I got off the Dan Ryan. I, of course, had to navigate close enough to I55 in order to take that instead of...

Unit performs beautifully. If I miss a turn, it automatically recalculates where I need to go to get back on route. I love the voice telling you which way to turn, what road it is, and how far til I have to turn. It mounts on the windshield

At times, it seems to take a while to find a satillite. If you are not in an area that does not support the FM tuner, such as Chicago, it does you no good. If side streets do not support doing shortest time, it does you no good. If you select shortest...

Dec, 2006

Product Specifications

The Magellan RoadMate 860T offers LIVE traffic incident reports with automatic rerouting around trouble spots. In keeping with the company's goal of providing excellent, dedicated GPS navigation, the Magellan RoadMate 860T gives you superior GPS guidance with easy-to-use touch screen menus and turn-by-turn voice prompts with street names. Instantly route to virtually any destination with everything you need to avoid accidents, road work and more as you travel. Optimize your multi-destination trips. Use the "birds-eye" 3D view to clearly see your surroundings. Onscreen icons show nearby services. Touch an icon to view address and phone numbers for businesses. Plus, built-in music player, picture viewer and rechargeable battery let you take entertainment wherever you go.

Built-in Display

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

Digital Player (PF)

Digital Player: Yes

Dimensions & Weight


GPS System

Receiver:12 channel
Recommended Use:Automotive
Type:GPS receiver


Manufacturer:Magellan Navigation
Model:860T North America
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Magellan RoadMate