Can you update maps with Magellan Roadmate 1200 ???

PurpleGuins 0 Points
edited November -1 in Magellan Vehicle Forum
I am completely new to GPS purchasing.

The clerk at Circuit City told me you can never update the maps in the Magellan Roadmate 1200.....is this true?

The price is only $124.99 and it only lasts for another 1 1/2 hours today.

Any clarification on this would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Tim 1291 Points
    The clerk at Circuit City told me you can never update the maps in the Magellan Roadmate 1200.....is this true?
    No, that isn't true. Sometimes I wonder where they come up with half of the stuff they say. :roll:
  • For a first time buyer (that just wants the basics), how would I purchase future updated maps?
  • Tim 1291 Points
    Register your device with Magellan and they will typically send out an email when new maps are available for your device. They generally make them available once per year.
  • How are the new maps installed (from a cd into your pc via usb cable, card insterted in the GPS, etc.)......I told you I was new to GPS!

    Thanks.
  • Tim 1291 Points
    Typically a CD into your computer will install the maps to your device while it is cinnected via USB. You got it right. :)
  • Do you know if the Magellan 1200 comes with the USB cable?
  • Tim 1291 Points
    I believe it does. The only reason I don't know for sure is because the one I have was handed to me as a bag of the parts at a tradeshow. If it doesn't come with one it is often the same USB to mini USB as comes with many digital cameras so you might already have one if it doesn't come with one.
  • Your help - on such short notice - has been unbelievable. One last question to bother you with: my Circuit City store is only open for another 45 minutes and the sale price ends today.

    For a first-time buyer that just wants the basics, is the Magellan Roadmate 1200 a good product/price? Or should I wait and see if something like a TomTom One 3rd edition goes on sale for a similiar price....even though I don't think it will ever go down to $124.

    Thanks again.
  • Tim 1291 Points
    It isn't a bad choice for the price.
  • I believe it does. The only reason I don't know for sure is because the one I have was handed to me as a bag of the parts at a tradeshow. If it doesn't come with one it is often the same USB to mini USB as comes with many digital cameras so you might already have one if it doesn't come with one.
    I purchased it from CC. It does not come with a USB cable, but I can confirm that I can connect it to the computer using my mini USB camera cable.


    Dirk
  • The clerk at Circuit City told me you can never update the maps in the Magellan Roadmate 1200.....is this true?
    Maybe he's thinking of MapShare a la TomTom ? :cry:
    If you used the term BUY/Upgrade maybe he would be less confused.
    My rule: Do the homework, wait for the sale, buy and leave, never ask + discuss anything with salesmen. Never let them talk me into buying Prolonged Warranty.
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