Sunday, March 18, 2012

Magellan RoadMate 2200T review

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UPDATE: This model has been discontinued. For current recommendations, please refer to our auto GPS buyers guide or check out our other Magellan auto GPS reviews.

The Magellan RoadMate 2200T holds the mid-line position of three new models being introduced by Magellan that are billed as crossover GPS units suited for automotive use or the great outdoors. The 2200T offers voice prompted turn-by-turn directions, a 3.5” color touch screen and pre-loaded maps of the U.S. and Canada. Additionally, it features the SiRFstar III chipset, an SD slot that allows you to upgrade and add topo maps or marine charts, an MP3 player, photo viewer, and real-time traffic capabilities.

Below this model, the RoadMate 2000 leaves off the SD slot, MP3 player, photo viewer and traffic capabilities. One step above the 2200T, the CrossoverGPS (formerly known as the 2500T) adds pre-loaded topo maps to the 2200T’s feature set.

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CNet gave a 7.7 out of a possible 10 (very good) rating in their Magellan RoadMate 2200T review. Their summary says:

  • The good: The Magellan
    RoadMate 2200T features a new, compact design and includes two handy
    tools, called SmartDetour and QuickSpell, for easier navigation. It
    also has an accurate receiver, text-to-speech functionality, music
    playback, and an image viewer.
  • The bad: The Magellan RoadMate 2200T performs a little sluggishly in creating directions and recalculating routes.
  • The bottom line: The
    Magellan RoadMate 2200T packs some of the latest navigation features
    into a nice, sleek package, but it hits some speed bumps with its slow
    route creation and recalculation.

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Comments

  1. Fred Baker says:

    I’m puzzled. The linked review from CNET http://review.zdnet.com/Magellan_RoadMate_2200T/4505-3430_16-32065623.html for the Magellan RoadMate 2200T is different from your account. They rate the unit as a 7.7 out of 10 (Very Good) with thge following summary:
    The good: The Magellan RoadMate 2200T features a new, compact design and includes two handy tools, called SmartDetour and QuickSpell, for easier navigation. It also has an accurate receiver, text-to-speech functionality, music playback, and an image viewer.
    The bad: The Magellan RoadMate 2200T was a little sluggish when switching between application screens.
    The bottom line: The Magellan RoadMate 2200T packs some of the latest navigation features into a nice, sleek, and affordable package.

  2. Fred,
    Thanks for calling that to my attention. I’m not sure what happened there, whether I misread it, or it actually said 6.7 on their site. Regardless, I will change it.

  3. AnferTuto says:

    Hola faretaste
    mekodinosad

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