Magellan RoadMate 1700
Magellan Roadmate 1700
Magellan RoadMate 1700 is a large screen GPS unit. It’s easy to see and read intersecting road names off it. An icon displays on the map screen when you are approaching and exit on the interstate. You can click on it to determine fuel, food, and lodging (POIs) at that intersection including the distance to each. With Magellan RoadMate 1700 GPS unit you can zoom the map screen out easily by touching the “-” button on the screen. When you come to your exit or to a turn the screen automatically zooms in to highlight the change in direction. You can also say that it does not zoom back out.
Voice prompts are easy to hear and recognize. There is also a “chime” that alerts you at the point of needing to make a turn on your route. The voice volume is easy to increase or decrease from the map screen. No need to go through search menus to find the volume control. At your exit on an interstate large green road signs appear with the route sign highlighted that you need to follow. From the map screen you can change from 2D or 3d view and toggle between speed, eta and other items.
If you are a traveler the AAA feature is quite cool. With Magellan RoadMate 1700, you can obtain hotel and motel information and attractions. And you can do this at your kitchen table since you can put a city and state into the unit as a POI reference. The AAA feature also offers camp grounds and RV places along with ratings. Details on the camp sites include the # of camp sites, # of RV sites, attractions at the camp site location etc.
Note: Keep your Magellan devices up to date with lifetime free map updates available in order to experience the latest features and updated roads all the time.
Magellan Roadmate 1700 : In summary this is a great GPS unit with low price given its features and simplicity. There are some bonus features like “bluetooth/phone connection” or other “stuff” that you can’t find with other GPS units specially when you want hands free phone service there are better options available vs. syncing through your GPS.
- Big, bright 7-inch screen.
- Sharp map graphics.
- Easy POI searches.
- Useful AAA TourBook.
Magellan RoadMate 1200
MAGELLAN RoadMate 1200 is a 3.5 Inch is a simple, efficient, reliable and portable GPS navigator. It is affordable and pocket sized, full function personal auto navigation. The sleek design features a 3.5 in color touch screen. The latest amazingly easy to use interface enables you to locate virtually anywhere in seconds without reading the instructions. Unlike other navigation devices with complicated lists that require scrolling through menus, you can find virtually anywhere in seconds without reading the instructions.
Clear 3.5-inch QVGA color touchscreen provides instant access to navigation features, shows your position, POIs, route, ETA, and more on the interactive map. Innovative and easy-to-use interface makes it a breeze to find the route to your destination in seconds–without even needing to read the instructions. It has adjustable mount for your windshield or dashboard. In the Map Screen Normal Mode, your position is shown on the map along with the time and your speed. Exclusive Quick Spell technology searches available destinations and corrects spelling so you can enter addresses and select Points of Interest with just a few touches of the screen.
You can take it Anywhere. Sleek, thin, rugged and compact, it’s easy to take your Magellan RoadMate 1200 with you wherever you travel. The integrated rechargeable battery provides up to 3 hours of navigation when power is unavailable.
Maps of the 48 contiguous United States, Puerto Rico and Hawaii are included on a pre-loaded SD memory card. 1.3 million pre-programmed Points of Interest make it easy to select gas stations, restaurants, ATM’s, hotels and more, and get an instant route. Turn-by-turn voice directions and customizable routing methods guide you on the most direct or quickest route to any destination. Choose to travel by Least or Most Freeways, avoid toll roads, or exclude streets from your route. The convenient Tow Truck icon gives you your precise position for easy communication when in need of rescue.
Key Features Include:
- Ultra-thin and stylish combining style and functionality in a pocket-sized design.
- Innovative easy-to-use interface makes it a breeze to find the route to your destination in seconds–without even needing to read the instructions.
- 3.5-inch QVGA color touchscreen shows your position, POIs, route, ETA and more on the interactive map
- Travel the 48 contiguous United States, Puerto Rico and Hawaii with all your maps pre-loaded on the removable SD memory card.
- 1.3 million Preprogrammed Points of Interest (POIs) make it easy to find gas stations, restaurants, ATMs, coffee and more. Search by name or category near your position or near any city. Touch an onscreen POI icon for a nearby destination to see name, address, phone number (when available), and get an instant route.
- Exclusive auto-complete feature makes it easy to enter destinations with just a few touches of the screen and even corrects spelling with Quick Spell.
- Smart Detour automatically prompts you to route around sudden slow freeway traffic.
- Clearly see your surroundings in 2D or 3D with Bird’s-eye 3D view. Choose between Map View, True View 3D split screen, and Maneuver List.
- Navigate for up to 3 hours when power is unavailable with rechargeable battery.
- Never miss a turn and quickly get back on track whenever you take a detour with Automatic re-route feature.
- Customizable route method helps you select Fastest Time, Shortest Distance, Least or Most Use of Freeways, and Avoid Toll Roads.
- Address book lets you create and store personal Points of Interest for easy reoccurring trips.
- Auto night view adjusts color and contrast for easy night viewing.