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Magellan RoadMate 760 GPS Review


cnet has reviewed the Magellan RoadMate 760 GPS and gave it a Very Good (7.7) rating. They liked the fast route calculation, accurate receiver, text-to-speech directions, new detour function, and multidestination routing. They were not so impressed with the price and unstable mountain cradle. We have heard this too from various readers that they are having trouble with the mounting cradle not being stable and vibrating enough that the screen becomes unreadable, even on smooth roads.

As the first GPS unit to feature text-to-speech functionality, the Magellan RoadMate 760 jumps ahead of its in-car GPS competition. This full-featured in-car navigation device builds on the success of its predecessor, the RoadMate 700. Along with text-to-speech functionality, it boasts other new capabilities, such as a smarter detour function and multiple-destination route preparation. Most important, the RoadMate 760 delivers accurate directions. Unfortunately, you’ll take a hit in the wallet. At $1,099, it’s one of the most expensive systems available, but for those who want a premium portable in-car GPS, the Magellan RoadMate 760 offers the latest and greatest.

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