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Ben, December 31, 1969 I bought the Roadmate 760 while on vacation in North Carolina. It worked wonderfully routing me from address to address within Charlotte and smaller towns throughout NC. I received a full WAAS signal at lease 90% of the time even in the downtown areas and hills of Western NC.
I have also used this unit in Germany without much problem. The maps arenít always as accurate as Iíd like, but Iíve seen the same thing with other mapping systems including the factory installed BMW GPS system. The signal is a little weaker in the hilly, tree covered area I live in, but works great on the Autobahn.
lucky, December 31, 1969 just wow wow wow this 760 is amazinggggggggggg
very accurate. i am real estate agent and always had to look for maps and now just punch in the number address and vola i am ready to go thanks gpscity.ca for good service
Jeremy, December 31, 1969 I work as a courier driver in the Toronto, Ontario area. It had been my intention to buy the Garmin 330 from the Costco website but, as usual, when I got around to buying the damned thing it was no longer available. Instead they had the Magellan RoadMate 760. After ensuring I could return it with no hassles within 30 days I paid the $699 they wanted and left with my newest toy, er... tool.
I was fully prepared not to like the Magellan. Everyone knows that Garmin is THE name in GPS, so why would anyone buy anything else? Guess again, bucko! The Magellan offered me so many features that, after comparing the manuals for the various Garmin units, I can tell that I'll never be satisfied with less.
There are some issues with the RoadMate. It's really big. No really. It's huge. All that bulk and no battery (the biggest problem). Also, it doesn't see the logic in going 1/2 a kilometer further to get to a highway travelling parallel to the in-town road it selected. So much for the fastest route, although it always gets you where you want to go! And finally, it doesn't understand amalgamation. Toronto is a collection of a bunch of smaller cities. The RoadMate doesn't understand that it's all Toronto now and makes you choose Etobicke, North York, Downsview, etc. to retrieve instructions. So that's it - only four things to complain about: 1. big, 2. no battery, 3. sometimes the route could be improved, and 4. doesn't understand the whims of local politicians.
Now for the plus side - this thing is so accurate it's a little scary. Street addresses are exactly (within feet) where the "You have arrived" message goes off. The automatic re-route is astounding - don't go the way the unit suggested and it will automatically recalculate your route. The SmartSpell feature actually works - To find Queen Street in Toronto, type in "Q" and only the "U" becomes available. Type in "U" and only letters in valid street names that start with QU are available. Same thing with numbers - you can't enter a higher or lower number than what exists on the selected street. Very cool. The screen is big and bright - although the colours are a little washed out in the midday sun, it's never a real issue. I had no problems with reflections, etc. The connection was excellent. I lost the signal a few times in the downtown core, but it always reconnected quickly once sky was available.
So why did I mention I'm a courier in the first line? On Friday, I did 27 stops throughout the Greater Toronto Area. The RoadMate found every stop. If it said a street number was just west of a cross street, it was. It never failed to provide a valid (if not always the fastest - see above) driving solution - just ignore the instructions you don't like and it will re-route you. I opened my map book only once because, like a fool, I didn't trust the GPS unit. The RoadMate was right.
I had every intention of returning this sucker but now I'm not so sure. I've read the Garmin manuals for similar priced units and I'm not seeing touch-free auto re-route or SmartSpell. The operation of the RoadMate 760 seems so logical that I can't really see how it could be improved.
One odd thing. I got sick and tired of hearing the way it pronounced "route" (rhymed with grout) that I switched to the English (UK) voice. Now route rhymes with boot, as it should, but highways have become motorways, intersections are junctions, legal turns become authorized turns and it thinks Queen's Park Circle is a roundabout.