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$87.68 - $129.95
Summary:This Magellan has a 4.3-inch LCD screen. It is preloaded with maps covering the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
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.
The following models have the same ratings as Magellan Roadmate 2036.
Features and specs may vary
The Ratings applied to untested model Magellan Roadmate 2036T LM come from our tests of model Magellan Roadmate 2036, which in our judgment is enough alike in its performance, features, and specs that our test results apply to both.
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
Screen size (in.) The diagonal length of the display screen measured in inches and rounded to the nearest tenth on an inch.
Screen size (in.)
Weight (oz.) Measured weight of just the unit (excluding mount) in ounces rounded to the nearest tenth.
Bluetooth hands-free calling Allows user to make and receive hands-free telephone calls using the unit's internal speaker, microphone, and screen. Automatically quiets directions while call is being made. Can display user's telephone book, and shows caller ID on the screen. Can also dial phone numbers of point of interest locations. Requires a Bluetooth-compatible telephone.
Bluetooth hands-free calling
Spoken street names Commonly referred to as "Text-to-Speech," this helpful feature is the ability to pronounce proper street names. For example, a system with this feature would say, "Turn right on Truman Avenue" rather than, "Turn right in 500 feet." Spoken street names allows the driver to confirm directions with street signs without looking at the screen.
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:
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Errington, British Columbia
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Easy To Read
Easy To Set Up
Like the screen colors
No clock time display
No current speed display
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
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
Failed within minutes
Unit could not find a new location after finding the initial location. Stuck on that location forever, even after turning it off.