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Magellan RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM

Portable navigator for truckers — includes free lifetime map and traffic updates

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by Dominic Devito
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Who needs a portable navigator?

Portable GPS puts you in touch with the world when you're on the road. Tap the restaurant icon, and it asks you what kind of food you're looking for. Type in "Mexican," and you're eating a burrito before you know it. A portable navigator not only gets you to your destination, it can also find museums, theaters, and other spots along the way. Many navigators receive traffic reports, so you can avoid jams. Other cool features range from hands-free calling to 3D graphics and lane guidance. Best of all, you can move a portable easily from car to car, a big plus for multi-car families.

Equip your rig with GPS guidance

Life on the road is full of surprises for a trucker, but a reliable GPS navigator can help reduce the uncertainty. Magellan's RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM portable navigator puts you on the right path so you can deliver your cargo in a timely fashion. It offers an extra-large 7" touchscreen for viewing the maps, plus custom settings and tools that help you manage your time behind the wheel. Built-in Bluetooth® compatibility lets you talk hands-free with loved ones back home. And you'll also enjoy free map and traffic updates for as long as you own the navigator. When you do get back home, you can utilize the RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM in your car, too.

Detailed 7" display

Magellan's high-resolution 7" color touchscreen display shows you the big picture, allowing you to mount it in a convenient location in your rig. You'll see maps of the entire U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico, and you'll have over 6 million searchable points of interest at your disposal for finding nearby stops. Magellan's special "Exit POIs" give you a quick heads-up for destinations right by highway exits, including restaurants, weigh stations, and truck stops. Once you find a truck stop, you can pull up a list of services offered such as showers, Wi-Fi®, truck scales, and more.

The navigator also features a dedicated A/V input for a rear-view camera, to help you get in and out of tight spots more safely.

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Convenient logging makes it easy to keep up with your paperwork.

Special trucker information

The navigator's Information Dashboard keeps you updated on essential driving info, such as your direction, elevation, and truck speed limits. This Magellan will let you know if you exceed the speed limit for trucks, so you can adjust accordingly. You can also log trip information such as mileage and hours right through the navigator, and it'll even help you keep track of state mileage and IFTA fuel usage. Simply export the logs to your computer when you get off the road. It'll even allow for multiple driver logins if you've got a partner on board.

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Create a vehicle profile for your rig to help avoid road restrictions

Customize your route and stay on the right path

Once you input your rig's specs, the navigator can calculate routes for you based on vehicle height, weight, width, length, and hazmat restrictions. Text-to-speech voice prompts say the actual names of roads at upcoming turns, and you'll hear them easily over engine noise through the extra-loud built-in speaker. You'll also get lane assistance and junction view that'll keep you in the correct lane when you're approaching complicated intersections.

Lifetime maps and traffic

The navigator offers free lifetime traffic alerts with no subscription fees, providing real-time traffic information in most urban areas. You can see upcoming congestion on the display, so you can pick an alternate route around it. You also get up to 4 map updates per year for the life of the navigator, to better help you avoid routing to recently closed truck stops or other important destinations that may have changed.

More road-friendly extras

You can make and receive hands-free calls with your compatible phone through the RoadMate's built-in Bluetooth wireless connectivity. Route optimization helps you plan excursions by showing you the most efficient way to hit multiple spots on the same trip. Magellan's OneTouch™ menu lets you save your favorite destinations and searches so you can pull them up without scrolling through multiple screens.

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Highlights:

  • portable GPS navigator for over-the-road trucks and RVs
  • includes FM-TMC traffic-info receiver with subscription-free updates
  • lifetime map updates (receive up to 4 map updates per year without additional fees)
  • Heavy Duty Extension suction-cup windshield/dash mount
  • 3.5mm A/V input and headphone jack
  • USB cable, AC power adapter, car power adapter, and built-in rechargeable battery with up to 30 minutes of life
Navigation features:
  • 7" color (800 x 480 pixels) display with touchscreen control
  • 2GB internal flash memory preloaded with maps of the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico
  • allows truck-specific restrictions when routing in the contiguous 48 states and Canada
  • automatic IFTA mileage and HOS tracking
  • allows logging for multiple drivers
  • 6 million points of interest (allows custom points of interest)
  • text-to-speech voice prompts announce road names
  • speed limit indicator
  • highway lane guidance (contiguous 48 states only)
  • multi-destination routing: route optimization (up to 20 destinations)
Expandability:
  • microSD card slot
Other features and specs:
  • Bluetooth technology allows hands-free calls with your compatible phone
  • dimensions: 7-3/4"W x 4-5/8"H x 3/4"D
  • weight: 9.6 oz.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

Hands-on research from the Crutchfield Labs (what are the Labs?)

Features and Specs
Features
Maps Free lifetime updates
Map Coverage USA (50), CA, PR
Points of Interest 6,000,000
Multiple Destination Routing Yes
Screen Size 7"
Widescreen Yes
Bluetooth Capable Phone
Photo Viewer No
Digital Audio Playback No
Text To Speech Yes
Voice Control No
Dynamic Content Services AAA TourBook
Removable Memory Type microSD card
Battery Life 30 minutes
Warranty
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
Product Research
What's in the box?

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  • Portable vehicle navigation unit
  • Cradle
  • Cigarette lighter adapter with built-in traffic receiver and attached 50" straight cord
  • Adjustable suction-cup mount
  • 31" USB cable (USB type-A connector on one end and a mini-USB type-B connector on other end)
  • AC power adapter (with attached 4' DC cord)
  • 2-Prong AC adapter plug
  • Locking nut
  • User Handbook (En/Fr/Sp)
  • Lifetime Map Updates offer card

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Truck/RV Design
Navigation Features
Traffic Information
Built-in Bluetooth
A/V Input
Mounting Options
Power Requirement
Computer Requirements

Commercial Series

Made for "Commercial Drivers": The Magellan RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM is designed with commercial drivers in mind. It is designed to help commercial drivers get to and from their destinations efficiently while making reporting simple and the days work more productive. This unit is packed with truck-specific features to make driving for commercial truck drivers easier, less stressful, and more productive. It has an extra- large 7" high-definition touchscreen display and an external Audio/Video input for backup cameras, iPods or DVD players. Features include truck speed limit warnings, customizable truck-specific routes, and millions of truck Points of Interests such as truck stops.

Vehicle Profile: You can set your vehicle profile so that when routes are being calculated you will not be routed over roads that your vehicle cannot travel on. You can set the following vehicle parameters.

  • Vehicle Type: Choose from Class A, Class B, Class C, Class C Super, RV/Truck with 1 or more trailers, Truck Camper, Semi/Tractor with 1 or more trailers.
  • Dimensions: Enter Width, Height, Total Length, and Weight.
  • Hazmat Type: Choose from None, Explosives, Gas, Flammable, Flammable Solid/Combustible, Organic, Poison, Radioactive, Corrosive, Any Hazardous Material, Poisonous Inhalation Hazard, Harmful to Water, or Other

Information Dashboard: The RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM keeps you informed on your driving, such as direction, elevation, and truck speed limits. The speed limit warning turns red if you are driving higher than the posted truck speed limit.

Logging Trip Information: With the RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM, logging and retaining trip information just got easier. With various truck specific features such as multiple driver login, driving status reporting of hours and state mileage for IFTA fuel logging, you can be sure you meet regulation guidelines. Conveniently export all logs for reports of each trip.

Navigation Features

GPS Receiver: The Magellan RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM is equipped with a WAAS/EGNOS-equipped GPS receiver. It receives tracking signals from numerous satellites, updating your position once per second. This receiver provides positioning accuracy down to 3 to 5 meters (10-16 feet).

  • GPS Antenna: The portable navigation unit features an integrated multidirectional GPS patch antenna adding to its sleek design. The first time you use the Magellan RoadMate it may take up to 4 minutes to compute your location under normal conditions. With adverse conditions (not having a clear view of the sky) the time to compute your location the first time can increase.
  • GPS Positioning: Setting a GPS position is useful if you are not getting satellite information quickly because the Magellan RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM has traveled over 500 miles while turned off. Setting the GPS position will allow the unit to compute which satellites are available and calculate the position quicker.
  • GPS Status Screen: The GPS Status screen uses green bars to indicate that the Magellan RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM is using certain GPS satellites to compute the position. Orange bars indicate that the Magellan RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM is trying to lock onto a satellite signal and no bar shown indicates a satellite that is not being tracked. The longer the bars, the better the signal.
Note: Please note that the Magellan RoadMate receiver is a receiver only and does not transmit GPS location signals. Neither the receiver nor the vehicle can be tracked using the Magellan RoadMate receiver.

Map Data: The RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM comes with detailed maps and destinations of the United States (including Alaska & Hawaii), Canada, and Puerto Rico, preloaded onto the built-in flash memory. Map upgrades are available for purchase from the Magellan website (www.magellangps.com) using the Magellan Content Manager and can be downloaded to the internal memory.

Free Lifetime Map Updates: The Magellan RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM includes free lifetime map updates. Lifetime Maps entitles you to receive up to four map updates per year, for the life of the GPS navigation unit or until Magellan no longer receives relevant map data (whichever is shorter). An Internet connection and Magellan's Content Manager software is required. The updates will be the same geographic map data originally included with your Magellan product. In some instances, the Magellan unit might not have sufficient memory remaining for you to load an update, in which case you will need insert a microSD card in order to expand memory. Lifetime Maps may not be transferred to another person or another Magellan product.

7.0" Touchscreen Display: The unit features a large anti-glare, 7.0" WQVGA touchscreen display which can be viewed horizontally or vertically. The display's brightness can be adjusted for easy nighttime and daytime viewing. With the Auto Night Mode, the screen will automatically change from bright colors in daytime to dark tint colors for nighttime use.

Map Screen: When a route has been calculated, it will be displayed on the Map screen in green with small arrows indicating the direction of travel. The top of the screen displays the name of the street that comes next in your Turn List together with its distance. If you are not in the city in which the next street is, the name of the city is displayed instead. As the route progresses, voice alerts will be used to prompt you of upcoming maneuvers.

  • Map View Options: The portable GPS unit allows you to the following map views.
    • 2D Map: Two dimensional view of map which displays the top of the screen in either the direction of your heading or direction pointing North.
    • 3D Map: Three dimensional view of map which displays the top of the screen in the direction of your heading.
  • Map Screen Modes: There are two unique modes that the Map Screen can be displayed in - Normal and Routing.
    • Normal: In Normal mode, your position is shown on the map along with the time and your speed. As you travel, your position will be updated, giving you a clear view of your position and surrounding streets.
    • Routing: In Routing mode, additional information is displayed, providing you with more detailed information about the route you have selected. In the routing screen, you can view the name of the current street, plus the street name for the next maneuver, POI icons, and distance to next maneuver. You can toggle between the distance remaining to reach your destination, approximate time remaining until the destination is reached, and the approximate time of day to arrive at your destination.

Note: You can set the navigation unit's map to automatically zoom in to the lowest level when coming up to a turn.

Highway Lane Assist w/ Junction View: The RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM will display realistic images of highway signs and arrows that guide you to the correct lane as you approach a highway interchange, giving you a visual indication of which lane you should be in. This makes driving on the highway a lot easier, safer, and less stressful.

Maneuver List (Itinerary): Each line of the Maneuver List screen provides details about the maneuvers in the order that they are to be made. The bottom bar of the Maneuver List screen indicates the distance and time to the next maneuver as well as the total distance computed for the route. The Maneuver List can be modified if you want to exclude one of the maneuvers to avoid traveling on one of the streets listed.

Current Location Screen: The Current Location screen displays approximate address information, the distance from the next and previous cross streets, as well as your latitude and longitude. There is also a compass point in your direction of travel, calculated elevation and speed.

Text-to-Speech w/ Landmark Guidance: The RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM is equipped with Text-to-Speech. As you navigate to your destination, the RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM will announce the names of the street and/or exit ramps that are involved in each maneuver. With the all new Landmark Guidance, you receive directions using landmarks as your guide, making it a more intuitive way to navigate. You'll hear instructions like "In 200 feet, turn left at the Shell Gas Station". You can activate the Smart Volume feature which changes the volume automatically as your speed changes, compensating for road noise. You can select English, French, or Spanish.

Note: The Magellan RoadMate can also sound an audible beep, bell, or chime to notify you of an upcoming turn. You can turn this warning tone off, if desired.

OneTouch Favorites Menu: The RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM features Magellan's exclusive OneTouch favorites menu. The OneTouch menu provides quick access to your home address, emergency services, gas stations and addresses or searches you have stored to the OneTouch menu. The OneTouch Favorites menus also provides instant access to your personalized bookmarks of favorite places & POIs.

6,000,000 Points Of Interest (POI): The RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM offers 6-million points of interests to help you easily find gas stations, restaurants, ATMs, and more. You can search for POIs by entering the name or by selecting from a list of available categories and sub-categories. If desired, you can choose whether or not you want POI icons to be displayed on the map. Branded POIs display your favorite coffee shops, restaurants, and more by their respective logos. Highway Exit POIs provide a listing of restaurants, gas stations, auto repair shops or hotels near approaching freeway exits.

Destination Search: The Magellan RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM offers the following address selections.

Address Selections Descriptions
Home Address You can save your Home Address into the Magellan RoadMate's memory so you can quickly return to your  home no matter where you are.
Address Book The Address Book contains addresses that you have entered and stored in the navigation unit.
Address You can enter an exact or partial address as a destination search.
Intersection You can select two streets that intersect and a route can be created to that point.
City Center You can create a route to the geographical center of a city that you  select.
Previous You can select a previous destination that you have already created a route to, even if you didn't complete the route.

Note: You can create a single stop trip, a multiple stop trip, or daily trips.

QuickSpell w/ SmartCity Search: QuickSpell with SmartCity Search narrows your address and city searches, making destination entry easy. To help you make sure you enter in the correct destination, the RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM will automatically correct spelling errors and complete your destination address. QuickSpell with SmartCity search also uses information in the unit's database to limit the keys that need to be pressed, presenting only those which can access information in the database.

Customizable Route Method: There are a wide variety of methods you can use to create a route. You can set the RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM to calculate your route by Fastest Time, Shortest Distance, Less Freeways or More Freeways. You can also Enable U-Turns and Avoid Toll Roads for any routing method. You can compare the travel times of each option on one screen.

Multiple Destination Routing: If you're planning a trip with multiple stops, the RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM will allow you to place the destinations in the order you wish, or allow the unit to order the stops for the most efficient route, saving you time and money. You can change the order of stops at any time.

SmartDetour: When you slow down under 20% of the speed limit on a freeway, after a few seconds the Magellan software assumes you are in a traffic jam and displays the SmartDetour feature on the Map screen. Detours are calculated using the same routing method that was used to create the route. A list of alternate routes will be displayed.

Auto Re-Route: If you travel off the computed route, the Magellan RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM will automatically re-calculate the routing information to get you to your original destination using the routing method you selected when creating the route.

AAA TourBook: The AAA TourBook provides ratings and descriptions on AAA approved places to stay, play, dine, and save (for US & Canada). The RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM includes travel information from AAA to make your trip safe, easy, and hassle-free. AAA membership required (visit www.AAA.com/GPS to register). If you are a AAA member, you can take advantage of discount listings wherever the AAA card is accepted. There is an option to calculate a route to any of the locations provided in the TourBook.

  • AAA TourBook Information: View information about accommodations, restaurants, destinations, attractions and events in locations near your current position or near any location you enter. (Restaurants and lodging destinations include AAA "Diamond" ratings info.)
  • Show Your Card & Save: Search for businesses that offer discounts for AAA members.
  • Approved Auto Repairs: Search for AAA-approved automotive repair facilities, including hours of operation and services offered.
  • AAA Branch Offices: Search for AAA branch offices with information on hours of operation and services offered.
  • Campgrounds: Search for campgrounds rated by AAA.

Traffic Information

Free Lifetime Traffic Alerts: The Magellan RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM offers Free Lifetime Traffic alerts. This allows the RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM to provide real-time traffic information with no subscription fees.

Traffic Receiver: The Magellan RoadMate's vehicle power adapter features a built-in traffic receiver. The Magellan RoadMate Commerical 9270T-LM can receive traffic information so as to avoid delays in your travel. The unit's built-in traffic receiver will provide you with detours to help you avoid traffic jams and construction zones.

Note: Traffic warnings will not work if the unit is not connected to the included power adapter or you are using a different power adapter.

Traffic Incident Alerts: When routing, if a traffic incident(s), slow traffic, or stopped traffic will delay your arrival, the traffic icon on the unit's Map screen will display the computed delay due to traffic in the red box below the traffic icon.

Avoiding Traffic Incidents: When the traffic icon indicates a delay, you can select to avoid any or all of the traffic incidents along your route. The navigation unit will then calculate an alternative route.

Speed Warning: The Magellan RoadMate Pro 9165T-LM provides visual and audible speed limit warnings for applicable roads, such as Highways, Freeways, and Interstates.

Built-in Bluetooth

Bluetooth Technology: The Magellan RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM features Bluetooth Technology for hands-free calling from a compatible Bluetooth-enabled cellular phone. You can make and receive calls hands free using the unit's built-in microphone and speaker.

Dialing a Number: The RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM offers the following calling options.

  • Voice Dial: If your phone supports voice recognition, you can speak voice commands into the 9165T-LM's mic to dial a number.
  • Call Home: You can save your home phone to the RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM for quick access.
  • Address Book: You can import phone numbers from your phone to the RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM.
  • Speed Dialing:  You can assign phone numbers to the GPS device's on-screen virtual keypad for speed dialing.
  • Manual Dial: You can use the RoadMate's on-screen virtual keypad to dial a phone number manually.
  • Call Log: The unit automatically stores your recent dialed, answered, and missed calls.
  • Redial: You can quickly redial the last call you previously made.

Answering a Call: When your Bluetooth enabled phone gets an incoming call, the Magellan RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM displays an Answer Phone screen. Tap the green button to answer the call or the red button to end the call. Using the unit's built-in microphone and speaker, you can carry on a conversation with the caller. You can adjust the mic and speaker volume.

Pairing: Before you use the Bluetooth function of the Magellan RoadMate receiver you must pair your Bluetooth ready phone to the RoadMate. A list of compatible phones can be found on the Magellan web site at www.magellangps.com/support.

Note: Due to the differences in Bluetooth technology, some Bluetooth enabled devices may be incompatible, function improperly, or may not support all features when used with the RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM.

A/V Input

A/V Input: The Magellan RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM features a 3.5mm audio/video input which allows you to connect an external audio/video source (such as a portable DVD player or digital audio player) to the unit for movie or music playback. When there is a navigation voice alert, the audio from the A/V section will be muted and the alert announced.

Backup Camera (Optional): Using the Magellan RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM's A/V input, the optional Magellan Wireless Back-up Camera System (360WBUC, sold separately) transforms the RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM into a rearview monitor. While the Magellan GPS navigator guides you when driving, this wireless back-up camera system provides a measure of safety as you begin and end your trip. The Magellan Wireless Back-up Camera System includes a rear-view camera with integrated license plate mount, a wireless transmitter, wireless receiver, and 12-volt power adapter.

Mounting Options

Heavy Duty Extension Mount: The RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM GPS device comes with a Heavy Duty Extension Mount that is extremely versatile and designed for vehicles with deep dashboards. You can easily make adjustments to get the viewing position that works for you. The Heavy Duty Extension Mount consists of a cradle, adjustable arm, and suction-cup that can be mounted to either the windshield or dash of your vehicle.

Note: The Magellan RoadMate needs a clear view of the sky to receive signals from the GPS satellites, so choose a location with an unobstructed view of the sky, commonly on or near the windshield.

Safety Warning: Please check the applicable regulations in your state regarding windshield mounting. Certain states prohibit the mounting of any items on your windshield. Go to www.magellangps.com for alternative mounting solutions.

Power Requirements

Rechargeable Battery: The Magellan RoadMate receiver has an internal rechargeable lithium-ion battery (720mAh) that permits use of the receiver for brief periods of time while not connected to external power. The unit has a built-in Li-Ion rechargeable battery that offers up to 30 minutes of continuous use. You can recharge the unit's built-in battery with the supplied vehicle power adapter in your car or the included AC power adapter in your home. The internal battery will begin charging as soon as power is supplied to the Magellan RoadMate. It can take up to 4 hours to fully charge the battery, depending on the battery level. The battery does not need to be fully charged to use the Magellan RoadMate.

Note: The internal battery cannot be charged through a USB cable connected to a personal computer.

Battery Strength Indicator: The RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM features an on-screen Battery Strength Indicator so you know exactly how much battery life you have left.

Auto Power: If the touchscreen has not been accessed or the current position has not changed for a defined period of time, the Magellan RoadMate can be set to power off to save battery life.

Computer Requirements

mini-USB Port: The Magellan RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM's  features a mini-USB (type-B) port and comes with a 31" USB cable for connecting the navigation unit to your PC for software and map updates from the Magellan website.

Magellan Content Manager: The Magellan Content Manager is a free downloadable computer application that syncs with your Magellan GPS navigator to deliver new updates, map unlocks, and easy access to your magellangps.com account. Download the free software to enjoy the latest software updates and map updates for your Magellan auto navigation device. It's the fastest and easiest way to get software updates & map updates for the Magellan RoadMate navigation unit.  The Magellan Content Manager Software is available for select Windows PCs and Mac computers.

Firmware/Software Updates: The Magellan RoadMate Pro 9270T-LM contained software/firmware version ? (as of 11/29/2012). Visit the Magellan Support Site for the latest firmware/software updates for the RoadMate Pro 9270T-LM.

 
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Worst piece of electronic I can remember owning

Written By Rob, Gaston, SC on Tuesday, March 25, 2014
 
I wish I could give it zero stars. I've had mine for nearly a year. Half the time it doesn't want to come on. Terrible user interface...it's like they had no idea what they were trying to build. Lacks features that my Tom Tom that was for years older had. Processor is also terribly slow. What makes it worse is that when I talked to Magellan customer service they insinuated that the problem wasn't the machine...it was that I didn't know how to work it. Using a GPS isn't rocket science people! The only good thing I can say about the device is that it had the best window mount I've ever seen. Judging by the quality of the GPS itself; they must've outsourced the mounting kit. Do yourself a favor and check out the commercial Garmin or Rand McNally models. They far superior offerings
Pros:
Mounting kit
Cons:
User interface, processor speed, directions it gives, useless trucking features.
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2 out of 5

Magellan 9270t-LM

Written By Local 25, Brockton ma 02302 on Sunday, December 16, 2012
 
I hate to say this as I have been a fan of magellan for a long time. I have just called and got an RA ( return authorization ) I went to VA last week to fill in for a driver on vacation. My first 3 stops were wrong. One was a paper street. The other had me at an intersection to go left after 200 feet it said make a u turn. ( hard to do with a tanker) the last one had me take a left where the street used to be 6 years ago. It is now a strip mall. ( map updates should of fixed that) The destination was still there but you had to go in a back way. Also the speed limit warning only works for 5 miles of road at the end of CT. On 95. After calling cust. Support I was told that they don't use that map company anymore , so there won't be any map updates. So much for the LM witch stands for lifetime map updates. I am going to try the rand McNally 720. On a plus side the Bluetooth is very loud and works well.
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Bluetooth, large screen.
Cons:
To many issues. Read my post.
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