The Magellan RoadMate 860T GPS updates the popular RoadMate 800, adding real-time traffic capabilities (includes 15 months of traffic service), SayWhere™ text-to-speech, and added space for multi-media file storage. It does not have the new SiRFstar III chipset; you’ll have to buy the RoadMate 3000T or 3050T for that. The 860T also has a shorter battery life than the 3000 series models, which may matter if you’re going to use it as an MP3 player or photo viewer away from your car.
Here’s what others are saying about the RoadMate 860T:
- PC Magazine is the first to hit the web with a hands-on Magellan RoadMate 860T review, giving it a weak 3 out of 5 star rating.
- The first Magellan RoadMate 860T review has been posted by users at Amazon.
I’ll be posting more hands on reviews as they appear, but in the meantime, here are some other helpful resources:
- A PDF version of the Magellan RoadMate 860T owners manual.
- There is a Magellan RoadMate message forum at GpsPasSion.
- There is also a Magellan GPS message forum at Yahoo, and an alt.satellite.gps.magellan UseNet group.
- Want to see how the RoadMate 860T stacks up against other units? Use this mobile Magellan GPS comparison tool.
- The official Magellan RoadMate 860T web page.
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- Check the current Magellan RoadMate 860T price at Amazon.com.
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