There is a very effective built-in multimedia tutorial that covers all aspects of operation.
To run it, press the OPTION key and select TUTORIAL.
The RM700 has a 10GB micro disk drive which has been preloaded with road maps for ALL of the USA and the southern most (high population) areas of Canada.Road Mate 700 is portable and ready to use when you take it out of the box.The necessary drivers to connect your PC are automatically installed when you install the software, except under Windows 98.Windows 98 should recognize the Road Mate as a mass storage device.It works, but any of the forthcoming mounting options would seem to be better choices.
The Road Mates are configured more like an "installed" unit -and not for the "GPS Enthusiast", since it has no way to record and download or upload waypoints recorded by other Magellan units.
The Road Mate has about the easiest user interface to use we have seen in a car navigator.
There are seven push buttons for major functions (VIEW, OPTION, ENTER, CANCEL LOCATE, , -) plus a speaker volume control, repeat voice command key and an OFF/ON switch.
The main navigation screen shows you all the key information at a glance, and the voice prompts (and tone prompts for turns) are generally timely and accurate.
The "repeat" button on the top of the unit provides an update of the most recent prompt at any time.
(If Windows does not detect the Road Mate, see the Windows 98 driver document on the support page). Follow the "Read Me First" poster included in the box.