RM9250SGLUC Roadmate 9250T-LMB
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- Magellan Back-up Camera Compatible: As you put your car into reverse, your Magellan navigator will automatically switch into rear-view mode allowing you to see what is behind your car- including children, pet and toys. (camera sold separately)- Bluetoot
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You get a quick start guide in the box, but, if you want the full users manual, you must download it from their web site and print it out. (29 pages). I recommend downloading the manual to learn about all the features.
After setting it up, you must go online to register it so you can get the map upgrades. Click on updates and you will get the latest map download.
The Points of Interest feature is incredible.There is an icon for every type of store, gas station, medical care, etc. The one touch trip planner is very useful for repeat trips.
If you are looking for a feature packed, easy to use and large screen, this is the model for you.
Now for the mount. I have read a lot of complaints about the mounting bracket/suction cup. While some are warranted, many are not. If you extend the bracket and mount the suction cup to the lower windshield, allow the arm to rest on the dash for additional support. It articulates to any position needed to give you a perfect position that does not impede your driving view. As with any suction cup, it will fall off after a day or two. The key to getting the best grip is to be sure to flip the locking arm on the suction cup.
I mounted it to my vinyl dashboard for a 4 hour trip without any problems.
I have only one issue with this unit. While you are in the route mode, that is driving with a programmed destination, there is a dashboard mode. It will display your actual speed, compass heading, eta and miles driven. To access the dashboard feature, tap the lower left corner and it pops up. The annoying thing is , it only stays visible for about 10 seconds and then drops down. There should be a way to toggle it to stay on. I sent customer service an e mail about this, hoping for a work around, but they didn't have one. By the way, customer service is very good. They responded in about 2 hours.
All in all, a good unit for the money. I ordered it from Amazon and paid $129. I have not seen it for less, even on Black Friday!
I would recommend it to my family and friends.
I am disappointed in the camera image quality and navigating the user interface. I have use both TomToms and My Ford Factory GPS unit for years and all seem more intuitive to me.
I got an unexpected surprise when synching my phone. It appears your phone contacts and GPS locations share the same database. This is a bit of an issue if your phone is a blackberry or similar device that has all your work associated in its email/contacts. The device just truncated when it ran out of room. So now to find a location in the destination database I have to scroll through hundreds of contacts. Depending on your intended use these issues may not affect you.
I was able to download my contacts but text messaging through the device is still a work in progress.
The maps in the device are very good and it seems to find everything I look for. The one issue I have discovered is that it gets confused by elevated overpasses. It tried to get me to jump off a overpass 150 feet above ground to get on the street below.
Units routing and traffic updates are very useful. The Bluetooth link to my Cell works well.
A bit bright during the night tends to cause a bit of night blindness if one looks at it to ong while driving. Magellan could improve the night scren to be more subdued..
Overall a great unit for a larger truck or SUV but to large for the windshield of a sedan..