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Magellan RoadMate 1400 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator Review

Magellan RoadMate 1400 4.3-Inch Portable GPS NavigatorThe ultra thin and stylish design of Magellan RoadMate 1400 4.3-Inch Portable GPS Navigator comes with a 4.3-inch wide full-color interactive touchscreen.

Its intuitive menu options allow you to pick your destination and let you choose how to virtually navigate anywhere.

It has built-in maps of US, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Preloaded with 1.3 million Points of Interest (POI), this device makes it easy for you to search for hotels, gas stations, ATMs, Restaurants and other business establishments.

If you prefer to avoid freeway, stay on freeway, arrive at your destination quickly, travel at the shortest possible distance, avoid toll roads or exclude specific roads from your route, then this device is your ideal mate on the road.


Magellan Roadmate 1400 has advanced Quickspell feature that searches Points of interest (POI) and addresses from its list of available locations. It even quickly checks spelling which makes you enter destinations in just a few touches.

The SmartDetour feature automatically recalculates the fastest detour and lets you route around sudden slow or stopped freeway traffic.

This slim device has 4.3-inch wide format color touch screen. It displays your position including destination, map route, ETA, POI, street names, signal strength and more at just a glance.

Spoken Street Name Guidance feature allows you to hear directions and names of streets while keeping your eyes on the road.

Magellan Maestro 1400 has 1.3 million Points of Interest (POI) which enable you to search for restaurants, ATM machines, gas stations, hotels and other businesses which are categorized and searchable from POI database.

QuickSpell with SmartCity Search allows you to enter destination, addresses and narrow location searches with just a few touches.

Preloaded in the SD memory card are the maps of US, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.

You can program any location into the “Home” button and you’ll find your way back from where you are.

Auto re-route feature makes sure you never miss a turn and quickly get back on track whenever you take a detour.

This device features “tow-truck icon” which shows detailed information about your current location. With just a single touch, you can provide clear direction to roadside assistance.

Menu options and Intuitive User Interface make it easy to pick destinations and choose how you navigate, without even reading instructions.

The Centrality Atlas III processor with integrated GPS receiver provides superior GPS performance for accurate and reliable positioning and navigation within three meters.

Magellan Maestro 1400 provides ease in planning a trip with multiple stops in your desired order. You can reorganize, add or remove destinations without difficulty through its Multi-destination routing feature.

Despite all the great features above, the Magellan RoadMate 1400 has its downsides as described below:

Users’ Complaints
(These can be isolated cases. Replacement of unit can be done under warranty policy.)

  • This device is not user friendly as it gives misleading direction then it waits until the last second to let you know when to make a turn.
  • With Magellan 1400, you will get glitches that keep you in circles.
  • Its ‘shortest distance’ is not always short. It doesn’t know shortcuts much.
  • It doesn’t give too much warning before a turn sometimes.
  • It sometimes shows that you are still in the street or in other neighborhood when you are already home.
  • It is inconsistent in locking a signal. It sometimes takes a long time to find a satellite signal and sometimes would lock right away.
  • You would be 500 feet off when it says ‘You have arrived’ sometimes.

Customers’ Ratings:
5 Stars-61%, 4 Stars-16%, 3 Stars-15%, 2 Stars-3%, 1 Star-5%

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