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Magellan RoadMate 6630T-LM GPS Dashcam

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Magellan RoadMate 6630T-LM GPS Dashcam
Price: $67.99
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard (Free with Prime)
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 1-2 business days (Monday, Apr 30 to Tuesday, May 01) + transit
Condition: New

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ZLoth


quality posts: 55 Private Messages ZLoth

For all those who don't know how to download maps in Google Maps for offline use.

qazxswe


quality posts: 12 Private Messages qazxswe

If Magellan had better navigation, then we wouldn't have this educational song about him.

🐧Too cool to have a signature.🐧

CANNONFODDER0


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ZLoth wrote:For all those who don't know how to download maps in Google Maps for offline use.

Or don't want Google tracing them.

Or don't want to complicate things by playing whack-a-[button] trying to use one device as a simultaneous stereo, phone, navigation, etc.

Or just like different navigation features/approaches/etc. (I like Garmin).

Or just aren't you.

shadetreescouser


quality posts: 4 Private Messages shadetreescouser

Looks like it has lifetime updates....I wouldn't buy a GPS without that feature..

elvi007


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qazxswe wrote:If Magellan had better navigation, then we wouldn't have this educational song about him.



Somebody ate they Wheaties this morning. LOL

mrose5


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CANNONFODDER0 wrote:Or don't want Google tracing them.

Or don't want to complicate things by playing whack-a-[button] trying to use one device as a simultaneous stereo, phone, navigation, etc.

Or just like different navigation features/approaches/etc. (I like Garmin).

Or just aren't you.



Or that might want a dashcam

DanFraley


quality posts: 0 Private Messages DanFraley

Bad reviews at Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Magellan-RM6630SGLUC-ROADMATE-6630T-LM/dp/B01N7WYCOS/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1524830886&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=Magellan+RM6630SGLUC+RoadMate+6630T-LM+5%22+Full+HD+GPS+Dashcam+w%2F+8GB+SD+Card

Ed3rd


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shadetreescouser wrote:Looks like it has lifetime updates....I wouldn't buy a GPS without that feature..



I bought a Magellan 3065T-LM in 2012 which supposedly came with "Lifetime" map updates and kept it updated until around 2015 or so. Bought a smartphone around that time and pretty much stopped using the Magellan. I might have updated it once or twice in 2016.

Fast forward to June 2017. I went to update it ahead of a trip which I knew would involve spotty cell reception. The latest Magellan software would not update my 3065T-LM.

Supposedly if I call Magellan support they might re-activate updates for the device, but I have long since switched to using Waze, cell coverage has improved significantly, and my current phone plan has plenty of data. I haven't seen a need to go through the trouble.

I'm wondering if "Lifetime" means lifetime of support of the device as opposed to end of the operability of the device.

I'm curious, with a combined nav/dashcam unit is one able to position the device in a comfortable viewing position AND provide the camera with a suitable view of the road? I myself wish the camera was a detachable unit which could be placed independent of the nav unit.



sbaker7846


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I've had the same experience with Magellan's "lifetime" maps. They simply stop supporting the device and you're stuck with an out of date GPS. I live in a fast growing area where roads are re-routed and built often, so updated maps are kind of important. I switched to Waze and haven't looked back. If you want a dashcam, this may be worth it, but I wouldn't bet on Magellan's support.

Ed3rd wrote:I bought a Magellan 3065T-LM in 2012 which supposedly came with "Lifetime" map updates and kept it updated until around 2015 or so. Bought a smartphone around that time and pretty much stopped using the Magellan. I might have updated it once or twice in 2016.

Fast forward to June 2017. I went to update it ahead of a trip which I knew would involve spotty cell reception. The latest Magellan software would not update my 3065T-LM.

Supposedly if I call Magellan support they might re-activate updates for the device, but I have long since switched to using Waze, cell coverage has improved significantly, and my current phone plan has plenty of data. I haven't seen a need to go through the trouble.

I'm wondering if "Lifetime" means lifetime of support of the device as opposed to end of the operability of the device.

I'm curious, with a combined nav/dashcam unit is one able to position the device in a comfortable viewing position AND provide the camera with a suitable view of the road? I myself wish the camera was a detachable unit which could be placed independent of the nav unit.



teamjetta


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One I have you can't adjust the camera lens direction, so the GPS has to face directly back, not towards you.

It sits in the glovebox now. Un-used.

GuitarRebel


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I too bought a Magellan from Woot late last year. It also came with lifetime map updates, only I couldn't get them to update. After a few incredibly frustrating and time consuming calls to Magellan in which I was told 3 different stories by 3 different customer service agents, it was determined that this particular model couldn't take their current map update and I should wait until the compatibility issues were worked out.....sometime within the next 3 months. In the meantime, my unit had maps which were already years old and pretty useless to me.
Magellan refused to issue a refund or upgrade to a current lifetime map supported unit, even when I offered to pay the difference. I determined at that time to never buy another Magellan product again.
Thankfully, Woot stepped up to the plate and issued me a full refund.
Buy Magellan at your own risk. The customer reviews are real.

IKAJ


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I bought one of these a few months ago on Woot.

I WOULD NEVER BUY THIS 6630T-LM BECAUSE THE GPS IS USELESS.

In the few weeks I tried to use the GPS, it frequently directed me to go AGAINST ONE-WAY TRAFFIC or in one specific case, it always directed to drive past my location and make two right turns (one was anti-one way)to get to parking,

I was convinced to buy the 6630 by reading about the features in the paragraph copied below.

"The 6630T-LM will alert drivers if their vehicle is leaving its lane, getting to close to the vehicle in front, time to switch drivers or take a break, and turn on the headlights.'

The "getting to [sic] close" feature was the clincher that persuaded me.

Unfortunately, in practice, that alert's performance is abysmal. The audio would often alert when there were no vehicles in front for 200 yards or more, It also alerted when I when I would creep forward to close the gap while stopped at a traffic light. I soon muted the audio.

I only keep it for use as a dash cam with the shock record feature. Of course, I hope to never need that.

That is a bit about the unit's performance but as bad as the unit performs, THE CUSTOMER SERVICE IS EVEN WORSE. I WOULD NEVER BUY ANOTHER MAGELLAN PRODUCT.

Obviously, I do not recommend that you buy this.

madmla21


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Very fitting woot today as today in 1521 was when Ferdinand Magellan died.

tinnitus


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madmla21 wrote:Very fitting woot today as today in 1521 was when Ferdinand Magellan died.



Coincidence or planned as this seems to be a dead deal?

Ed3rd


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IKAJ wrote:...or in one specific case, it always directed to drive past my location and make two right turns (one was anti-one way)to get to parking,



To be fair, this could be because of the map data.

Back when I used my Magellan, it would insist I needed to do multiple unnecessary turns to reach my house. Oddly, Waze, Google Maps, and Apple Maps all did the same thing. I live in a urban setting with roads that have existed for decades. All the roads up to my house were displayed. It's obvious by looking at the map on the screen that only a couple left turns are needed. About a year ago, after many updates, all the smartphone apps finally took the correct route. Haven't checked to see what the Magellan says, for reasons posted above.

This is where one needs to be aware of their surroundings and not blindly follow the nav software. Although I know the stress of being in an unfamiliar area with heavy traffic and having to make quick decisions when the nav unit is blurting out questionable directions.



smaziarz


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If you are buying this for anything beyond the dashcam and navigation then save your money and a LOT of frustration!

I bought one of these the last time around and am quite disappointed. I was looking for a dashcam and the fact I could get that plus navigation; lane departure; traffic cam warnings; and all those other features, sounded amazing. But, alas, it was too good to be true.

I did end up with navigation and a dashcam for the price I would have paid for a decent dashcam. So, I guess I did okay in end. However, not as well as I was planning on:

The Lane Departure feature, even when properly calibrated, is annoying and doesn't seem to work well. The forward collision warning is an outright JOKE. I had to turn them off. It's like having friggin' Chicken Little in the passenger seat, shouting "Be Careful!" every 15 seconds (literally). It seemingly has NO concept that you're moving with traffic.

I do like the speed limit info.

ThunderThighs


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Anyone remember the

Ferdinand Magellan The Circumnavigator podcast?

and another

and another

and finally, another


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kickstand


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i bought this the last time it came up. I agree that it is not to intuitive, and takes some effort to get it to do what it claims...but now I use it all the time. first thing is to shut off the lane departure warnings, and the forward collision warnings - they are useless. but the gps and camera are just great. you have to update it, but just bring it near your wifi, and let 'er go.
I'd recommend this unit for those who do not mind spending a little time with it.

omalcolm


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Bought one from a previous sale here and the battery wouldn't last for longer than 30 minutes. Reached out directly to the manufacturer as indicated in the "fine print" here on woot! with my issues a week after and it's been about 2 months now and no feedback as to what to do next...very disappointed!

wertdaman


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Garbage, don't waste your money and time on these.

ThunderThighs


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wertdaman wrote:Garbage, don't waste your money and time on these.


More details would help wooters.


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GeckoFood


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I really dislike using my phone for navigation so I use a dedicated GPS. I have tried Magellan, TomTom and recently bought a Garmin which I really dislike. My favorite was the Magellan which I would have continued using but it died after about 3 years. The price is good on this one, so I'm willing to give it a go. I don't care about battery life - most of my travel goes longer than most GPS batteries can handle without being plugged in anyway.

I've dealt with Magellan CS and when I reached out to them in the past they were responsive. We'll see if I have the same experience.

Be excellent to each other.

gmblahnik


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shadetreescouser wrote:Looks like it has lifetime updates....I wouldn't buy a GPS without that feature..



Too bad it doesn't come with a 12volt plug in?

ThunderThighs


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gmblahnik wrote:Too bad it doesn't come with a 12volt plug in?


Vehicle power adapter? It does.


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dakra05


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Not sure if I wrote my horror story above Magellan. Bought a GPS, within the first year power connector inside was loose. 6 hours from home and lost, lol.
Went through hoops trying to get service. They said "the unit is past the one year warranty", I said "I bought it 6 months ago", they said "manufacturing date is over a year". I had to go back the the place of purchase even though I registered for the warranty online and submitted the purchase date to Magellan at the time..
They fixed it under warranty but the entire process and customer service was horrible. I swore I would never buy Magellan again... and I haven't

Thanks Garmin!

DankerMR


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Don’t waste your money as this is a risky investment. Bought it last time it was offered and it stopped working within a few weeks.

The power connector on the unit, as mentioned by another user, no longer worked. I called Magellan support and only got a recording instructing me to contact them via their website. Did so and provided them with all them details of the defect, model number, date of purchase, etc.

Got a form reply asking for all the above and a list of 10 or questions that didn’t apply. Never was able to get a return authorization or able to contact real person.

Woot stepped in and provided me with a full refund but Magellan support is non-existent. Woot was very helpful.

Also, as also mentioned by others, don’t expect the lane assist or accident avoidance features to be of any use as it was just constant chatter and had to be turned off.

As a GPS and camera, they worked fine the two or three weeks the unit actually worked. Too bad Magellan has sunk this low.

SinnFein


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Ed3rd wrote:I bought a Magellan 3065T-LM in 2012 which supposedly came with "Lifetime" map updates and kept it updated until around 2015 or so. Bought a smartphone around that time and pretty much stopped using the Magellan. I might have updated it once or twice in 2016.

Fast forward to June 2017. I went to update it ahead of a trip which I knew would involve spotty cell reception. The latest Magellan software would not update my 3065T-LM.

Supposedly if I call Magellan support they might re-activate updates for the device, but I have long since switched to using Waze, cell coverage has improved significantly, and my current phone plan has plenty of data. I haven't seen a need to go through the trouble.

I'm wondering if "Lifetime" means lifetime of support of the device as opposed to end of the operability of the device.



My father had a similar issue with a Garmin. He went through a few GPS units with paid updates. He's a total cheapskate, so they were never updated. But he'd complain if he was led astray due to road changes.

So, I got him a Garmin with lifetime updates, set it all up with his PC, and showed him how to update it.

He complained one day about how it wasn't updated to show the new road that was built. I asked him when he updated it, he had no idea. It turns out, he had not updated it for three years and wouldn't update. I contacted Garmin and one of their critera for determining end of like is the customer stops using the device. They interpret no longer updating the device means you are no longer using it.

Luckily, I was able to play the feeble, elderly and technology challenged card and they reactivated his updates.

bek


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Also of note... Most of these "lifetime update" guarantees include a number of years clause, as in "we provide updates for 3 years, which is considered the life of the device."

hornplayer31


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Bought this because I was looking for a dash cam. Had happily used a Garmin for years. Have to say, the only redeeming qualities of this are the dash cam and the search feature (very comprehensive compared to Garmin). I would love to see my ETA and my MPH at the same time - can't do that. I would love to save my preferred level of zoom so I don't have to adjust it each time I start a new route - can't do that. I would love to easily add another destination to my route - takes about 7 steps. I would love to have the time of day clearly displayed - it's teeny tiny in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. I would love to automatically end my route - it stays on a "you have reached your destination" screen until you manually turn it off, even after starting the car the next day. Traffic is only accurate some of the time. Annoying icons in the middle of the screen that alert to traffic and they won't go away. Cryptic icons about speed cameras (I think that's what they are, though I haven't actually seen any that I've been warned about) that won't go away. The only reason I continue to use it is because of the dash cam. Otherwise it's very frustrating to use. Would not recommend.

Douglasgdo


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I need to know if this product works in Costa Rica???

ThePunter


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Douglasgdo wrote:I need to know if this product works in Costa Rica???



From the specs:

Preloaded Maps US, Canada, Puerto Rico

drysound


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Bought this on woot a couple of months ago. DO NOT buy a Magellan. Customer service is horrible. The dashcam has never worked and Magellan response has been no help at all. Basic navigation was OK until 2 weeks ago. Magellan pushed out an update and now my screen says MAP IS NOT AUTHENTICATED. Been waiting 2 weeks for help from Magellan support but no response. DO NOT BUY

FbrTech07


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Purchased this item mainly for the dashcam and quickly realized it is not the value I expected it to be. It worked out of the box but after a map update, the unit is bricked displaying "map not found" message. I can't connect to the SmartGPSeco site with it either. Returning this horrible excuse for a GPS ASAP.