Sunday, March 18, 2012


Magellan RoadMate 1440

magellan-roadmate-1440-review The Magellan RoadMate 1440 is one of several models introduced by the company in the spring of 2009. This 4.3” touch-screen navigator offers Magellan’s OneTouch interface, AAA TourBook, Highway Lane Assist, exit POIs and multi-destination routing.

It also includes text-to-speech, so you’ll hear “approaching right turn, Maple Street” instead of just “approaching right turn.” Live traffic coverage is available with an optional accessory and annual fee.

Compare prices on the Magellan RoadMate 1440

Step up to the Magellan RoadMate 1470 and you’ll get the same feature set in a bigger 4.7” screen model, whereas with the RoadMate 1340 (Amazon link), you’ll drop down to a 3.5" screen.

More Magellan RoadMate 1440 reviews

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  1. Deborah Larson says:

    I have had my Magellan 1440 since May and only used it once. It keeps telling me to restart for updated info…..Still can’t get it to work.

  2. Rich Owings says:

    Yes, I’ve heard of units with this problem. I’d say call Magellan support.

  3. I have been using it for about two weeks and have had only two complaints. In bright sunlight the screen is washed out and hard to read. However, the text to speech works great and you don’t have to look at the screen to know when to turn. The other down side is that Magellan does not support Macintosh computers. This seems strange because they make a GPS iPhone application and the iPhone is running a version of Mac OSX. The highway lane assist also works very well and is extremely useful. The best feature is the intelligent entry system. When you type in an address the GPS will automatically give you it’s closest guesses of street names and numbers. It’s very fast and intuitive.

  4. Greg Carlton says:

    I purchased the 1440 at Thanksgiving time. Works great! The only problem I have is the map update. I have already down loaded version 2.22 but map for area that was under construction still is not right. I travel between MA & RI. The area has been completed since last summer. I thought last update would have fixed it but it’s still wrong.

  5. James Kelly says:

    Just bought the Magellan 1440 two days ago. Not bad but the maps seem to be out of date. At least in our part of the world. Tested it out today by travelling to a new shopping plaza that opened last year about five miles north of town. The development shows up plainly on Google Earth and Google sat maps but it’s totally missing in the 1440’s map coverage of area. It was interesting to note how it showed us parked in this great empty green space.
    I assume the explnation for the paucity of accurate map information is that the unit was made in the USA and we live in Canada. We’re used to that and consider ourselves fortunte that the system shows any roads at all this far north of the border. We’re also fortunate the dealer has a 30 day ‘no hassle’ return policy.

  6. It is a great tool for anything you need as far as going anywhere. But the cord for the live traffic updates don’t come with it. I have been waiting on it for 2 weeks now. Why can’t they just sell it all together this is a headache?

  7. Millie Folk says:

    Each time I put in a new address (destination) it tells me …..this device needs to be restarted to increase performance. Please wait while your information is being saved. but then it’s not there. What is happening?

  8. We’ve owned this unit for 3 years and I finally was ready to get rid of it, so I tried the latest firmware update, v. 4.9.3 via the Content Manager. It took over an hour to download and update the software but it seems to have worked great so far!

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