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  • 4.3" Touchscreen Display
  • free Lifetime Map Updates
  • free Lifetime Traffic Updates
  • parking Lot Finder
  • landmark Guidance

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  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 13.7 x 7.6 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 227 g
  • Item model number: RM2240SGLUC
  • ASIN: B00B64299Y
  • Date first available at 24 Jun. 2013

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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
A good GPS with a few issues 31 Mar. 2013
By Richard F. - Published on
I have been using the Magellan RoadMate 2240T-LM for several months now. In the past I had an older Magellan Maestro series, which was discontinued and thus no map updates were being offered. I got the new RoadMate GPS because the older Maestro was becoming increasingly obsolete due to new road construction.

The 2240T-LM is very fast at finding its location when first turned on after being off for an extended period. Other GPS reviews I have read indicate some GPS units take too long to find satellites - not an issue with the 2240. The new GPS is also up to date with roadways on every occasion that it was used. Of course, there could be some new roads or changes where I have not driven. One area where the new 2240T-LM falls short is in its "Points of Interest" data, which is apparently used with the "Landmark Guidance" feature. If enabled, this feature should say something like: "turn right in 500 feet at the McDonalds." There is a bank near my home that has been there for about a year, this GPS does not have it in the database. New businesses, banks, restaurants, etc. are being torn down and/or built on a constant basis. This renders the landmark guidance inaccurate in short order, and it gets more so over time. Map updates may help with this, but it will always be an issue.

The most useless feature is the red light and speed camera alert warning. I live in Pennsylvania, and only Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and certain municipalities (with a population of >20,000) in 4 selected counties surrounding Philadelphia may have these cameras. (See www (dot) ghsa (dot)org/html/stateinfo/bystate/pa (dot)html.) Magellan says the camera data is "crowd sourced." Apparently anyone can report cameras, but verification seems to be an issue. My 2240T-LM reports many of these cameras everywhere I have used it, mostly in areas where the cameras are not permitted in Pennsylvania. It seems people are reporting surveillance cameras as red light cameras when they are not really red light cameras. Fortunately you can disable this feature if you desire or don't drive in an area with cameras.

Another issue I had was with the traffic alerts. This information is broadcast by FM radio stations on the RDS (Radio Data System - there is a good explanation of this on Wikipedia at topic: Traffic_message_channel.) The first several times I used the GPS it displayed traffic delays, some over 30 minutes of extra travel time. Radio station traffic reports are subject to inaccuracies at times. The delay may be cleared-up by the time the data is sent out. I never experienced these delays on these first few trips so I became skeptical. However, I did receive a delay notice on a road that typically is not subject to much traffic. It turned out that there was some special road/utility construction and the delay was accurate. On this occasion it took 45 minutes to go about 3 miles. So the traffic jam delay alerts can be accurate, the problem is you never know for certain. I remain skeptical of this feature.

Four routing selections are available for directions to your destination: 1-most use of freeways, 2-least use of freeways, 3-fastest time, and 4-shortest distance. I found each of these options to be fairly accurate. I was able to shave a few minutes off some trips, but only because I was familiar with local roads and know which ones tend to have certain issues, such as potholes or poor road conditions, thus making them slower than would otherwise be expected. This is a minor issue and I do feel a high degree of confidence following the Magellan's directions in unfamiliar areas.

In summary, the Magellan RoadMate 2240T-LM has both pros and cons.
Good, up to date maps (as of this review.)
Its routing selections and calculations also seem very accurate.
The day/night auto dimming mode is a nice feature.
It provided reliable routes to all of my destinations.

Unreliable red light and speed camera data - mostly inaccurate.
Questionable traffic delay alerts, varying accuracy.
Volume could be a little louder on the highest setting.

So it's fairly good and I am mostly happy with it. Even though it has some inaccurate features, they can be easily disabled. At its price point it is a good value; I feel the pros outweigh the cons.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
map updates are the main issue... 10 Dec. 2014
By Deron Miller - Published on
This was a cheap buy for $60. I guess you get what you pay for. The main reason I bought this device was for the lifetime map updates. When I received it, i took it out to a relatively new freeway in town (it opened in August 2013). Thinking that it was over a year later, it would be on the GPS. It wasn't. I contacted tech support, and was told the maps were last updated in the 4th quarter of 2013. I was then told the mapping system is "normally" updated "3 or 4 times a year." Well, that ain't true!

I haven't driven in heavy traffic, so I can't tell you if the re-routing feature on it works or not. I know that it brags that it has a speed limit indicator for streets you're traveling on so you always know the speed limit. So far, the only time it works is when I'm driving down a freeway (one that is on the GPS) it tells me the speed limit is 65. I have yet to see it indicate the speed limit for a surface street. No help there.

It also touts a red light camera warning. That works, but it also has several intersections warning of a red light camera approaching when there is none. No big deal there.

The positives about this device is that it is accurate when showing where you are, and the GPS loads really quick when you turn it on. I haven't had an issue yet about navigating me to an address, either, other than some routes are a bit longer than I would have taken on my own.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
navigationally challenged 28 Jan. 2015
By M. A. - Published on
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This unit has problems with the exact location and short distances. It frequently can't tell the difference between 100 feet and 1/4th mile. left from right or east from west. Usually does ok on general route.
not confusing easy to use and shows you the best routes so ... 13 April 2015
By Rahman - Published on
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not confusing easy to use and shows you the best routes so you can save on gas this product pays for its self.
Magellan gps 28 Jun. 2015
By Ji - Published on
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Great product, easy to use, very happy with my purchase.
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