The unit does function as a GPS. However, it will not save anything - POIs, home, previous, or anything to the address book. Tech support was unable to correct the problem. I'm going to use it for the next week or so and then get another RA#. The unit I rcvd was a new unit.BTW - they will send a label and pay for shipping - IF you ask for one, will also apply if you ask on the first return. They won't, however, refund the $10 I already spent.
I have 2.05 rel 3 now. They have fixed the 1 touch problem. However, mine froze at the warning screen. It has never done that before. I turned it off and it came back up.
Mine did the same thing. The 2.05 yours came with may not be the newest. Mine had 2.05 on it, but they have since released 2.05 release3. It should be on the website and it will correct the issues you mention above. Try it first...hate to give up a new unit.
Mine did the same thing. The 2.05 yours came with may not be the newest. Mine had 2.05 on it, but they have since released 2.05 release3. It should be on the website and it will correct the issues you mention above. Try it first...hate to give up a new unit.BINGO!!!!!!!!!Wonder why Mag. T.S. didn't suggest this?Thanks so much Megalloy........ :-}
A lot of the problems have been fixed with version 2.05 rel 3. However, not the lagging behind of the car icon. I have heard that the Air Force, or whoever owns the satellites is having trouble because the satellites are so old. Perhaps that has something to do with it.
My guess is once this happens something got corrupted and it will happen with increasing frequency. Apparently Magellan has still not figured out the bug that has been causing this since early spring.
Can't speak for the 1700 but the 2.05 software for the 1470 corrected most of the bugs with the township vs city names. It made my 1470 much more useable.
Sorry if I'm off topic here, but, here's the deal. I was going to get the 1470 but after reading this thread opted for the new 1700. It came with version 1.05 firmware. I see that Magellan is offering 2.05 on their website.Is that something totally different than the 2.05 being discussed here? Should I upgrade? Also, does anyone know what is to be gained by the upgrade? Magellan says it enhances navigation which doesn't really tell me doodly squat.