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Magellan Roadmate 2036
 
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$99.99 - $107.87
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Summary: This Magellan has a 4.3-inch LCD screen. It is preloaded with maps covering the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
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Type: 4.3-inch screen GPS
About - Magellan Roadmate 2036
The Roadmate 2036 has a 4.3-inch LCD screen. Notable features include multi-destination routing, and an exit guide. This unit is preloaded with maps covering the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

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About This Brand

Magellan lays claim to developing the first commercially available handheld GPS receiver, the NAV 1000, introduced in 1989. The California company makes portable navigation systems for hikers in addition to automobiles, and it is the supplier of the NeverLost system used in Hertz rental cars. Magellan units have scored well in our testing, and we've been impressed with some of Magellan's newest models. The company is credited with introducing the first portable nav system that can respond to voice commands. But like other portables with that feature, we have seen mixed results in our testing.

Features & Specs - Magellan Roadmate 2036
info Screen size (in.) 4.3
info Weight (oz.) 5.2
info Bluetooth hands-free calling No
info Spoken street names Yes
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Additional Information (The information below has been supplied by an external source.)
General Information
Manufacturer Mitac International Corporation
Manufacturer Website Address http://www.mitac.com
Product Line RoadMate
Product Model 2036
Product Name RoadMate 2036 Automobile Portable Navigator
Product Type Automobile Portable GPS Navigator
User Reviews - Magellan Roadmate 2036
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1.0
Careful of updates
1/18/2014
Pros
Easy Menus
Easy To Set Up
Cons
Nothing Great
Best Uses
Gets you there
Comment:
While it does get you there when you miss a turn it does not tell you that but instead just tries to redirect you without any explanation. <br /> Worst thing with this GPS is when I installed their software for online updates instead of putting their information in the folder it was supposed to it instead installed in one of my existing folders and deleted over 15GB of information I had there. I have external backup but that was bad. Worse than that was the very poor tech support I received from this company.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Low Quality GPS
11/4/2012
Pros
Cons
Acquires Satellites Slowly
Best Uses
Comment:
This GPS was given to me by a business associate as a gift. Prior to receiving the Roadmate, I was and still use a Garmin GPS. The Roadmate takes a significant amount of time to acquire enough Satellites in order to start working. I've actually driven 9 miles before the Roadmate started working. I'm sorry, but the only quote I can actually offer is that this is a piece of junk.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
3.0
mixed feelings
4/6/2012
Pros
Easy To Read
Easy To Set Up
Like the screen colors
Reliable Performance
Simple Controls
Cons
No clock time display
No current speed display
Best Uses
Rural Navigation
Urban Navigation
Comment:
I have a Magellan 3.5 inch unit already and found it very useful. It displays clock time and speed on the bottom continuously. The 2036 (4.3 inch)unit does not display these which is very annoying. Neither unit lists my street when entering addresses yet has the street and name on the displayed map. Irksome. In map display performance both function very well and I have been very impressed with the update speeds.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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