Sunday, March 18, 2012

Magellan RoadMate 700 Review


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 700 is a mid-level model in Magellan’s RoadMate line of auto navigation systems. With touch-screen controls and built-in maps of the U.S. and Canada, this unit is ready to go, right out of the box.

A popular unit, the RoadMate 700 received an average 4 (out of a possible 5) star rating at Amazon, from 116 reviewers.

Here’s what other reviewers are saying:

  • reviews the Magellan Roadmate 700 and 500.
  • gave the Magellan 700 their Editors Choice award, and a 4-1/2 out of 5 star rating. The two readers who chimed in weren’t quite as enthusiastic.
  • ZDNet gave the Road Mate 700 a 7.3 out of 10 rating, while 126 of their readers rated it at 7.0.

Other resources that you may find useful:

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  1. James T Murphy says:

    I am wondering if there is an up to date software to download into Magellan Roadmate 700 or a catolog to order exseceries from.

  2. James,
    There are a couple of upgrades available. This one is a map upgrade, for which there is a charge:
    This one is a free firmware upgrade:
    Does this answer your question?

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