Things are looking up!!!!
This part is pretty much a joke......as they seem to be struggling just to produce ONE update per YEAR.
"Lifetime Maps entitles you to receive up to four (4) map updates per year, "
Hoping with the new company Merger things will change, new map updates are coming out in June (So They Say).
They also added some new models to the line up.
But I'm really looking forward to new Maps.
I agree with you ka1167! I recently purchased a TomTom because there has not been a map update since my Maestro 4350 began being sold in October, 2008. Although LOstn6tz reports that Magellan will have a map update in June, I think 20 months is just too long when TomTom and Garmin seem to update quarterly.
By the way the TomTom I purchased came with Lifetime traffic and maps. Even if Magellan got up to speed on the map updates I probally would not buy a Magellan in the future since it appears all models released since the 4350/4370 do not support custom POIs.
Any idea if these will be the SD Card only updates, or actually update the maps on the unit?
I'm not certain about the lack of support for custom POIs. Note I do not own any of these models. I do not think the models since the 4350/4370 do support custom POIs based on the following:
1. Custom POIs not documented in the User Manual. (However the 4350/4370 DID support costom POIs and it was not well documented.)
2. Reviews that state the unit does not support custom POIs.
3. Many user's on forums asking about custom POIs for these units with no answers or other users stating they don't know either.
I have the 4250 which was the last model to support Custom POI's according to MAgellan Support.
Have my order in - $79.00
Things are looking up at Magellan
* Latest freeways, highways, major road and local streets
* New and updated Points of Interests (POI)
* Simple download using free Content Manager software
The map version of 2010 Spring Map Upgrade is 39. To install this map upgrade after purchase, you need to have Content Manager installed on a Windows PC with an internet connection.
you need to have Content Manager installed on a Windows PC with an internet connection.
What models does that cover ??
I think that Content Manager only works with the Roadmate series.
And then, what size is the file?
Seems like I remember that my last update was HUGE....and might take a LONG time, even with a "high speed" connection.
I think it is a RIP to charge the same inflated price as before and then make you download it yourself.
Not sure that is progress.
2010 Spring Map Upgrade
Magellan Update planned for mid June 2010
* Magellan Maestro 4700
* Magellan RoadMate 1210
* Magellan RoadMate 1220
* Magellan RoadMate 1340
* Magellan RoadMate 1420
* Magellan RoadMate 1424
* Magellan RoadMate 1440
* Magellan RoadMate 1445T
* Magellan RoadMate 1470
* Magellan RoadMate 1475T
* Magellan RoadMate 1700
* Magellan SE4
So they have completely dropped support for the 4250, and older GPS's? Definitely the last time I'll buy a Magellan product.
I gave up on Magellans since I too waited years for map updates. Good luck waiting for new maps. Also since you can't add POI files the Magellans was not for me.
Updates for older units may still be coming. They don't always release them at the same time.
Or it could just mean that THIS map update hasn't be processed for that hardware line yet.
I was somewhat amazed when they decided to call the latest Roadmate a Maestro 4700; makes no sense to me.
Magellan has released 2010 map updates, took about 35 Min, all went well, checked some streets and there now on this version, plus updated POI's..
Magellan has released 2010 map updates,
Latest thing for my 4250 still shows 2009.
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