Magellan RoadMate 1700 Portable GPS Navigator Review
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The Magellan Roadmate 1700 is a GPS device made easy with its OneTouch menu that allows consumers to access their destination and location with a simple touch of their fingertips at any time. The Magellan GPS device stands out among the other GPS devices mainly thanks to its huge 7 inch display screen, almost double the size of a regular GPS’ screen that is only 3.5 inch to 4 inch in size. The big touch screen display allows consumers to have more details of the map and menus that are displayed on the screen.
Having huge screen can do a lot of good to consumers, and when added with a clear WVGA video display on a color monitor, the experience of using the Magellan Roadmate 1700 is something to marvel. It has easy-to-use premium functions and its ultra clear display is four times better than a regular GPS unit. Other premium features that made the Magellan Roadmate 1700 a fan favourite is its multiple destinations routing that comes along with route optimization feature to enable consumers to select or plan their destination easily.
Furthermore, the Magellan Roadmate 1700 can make consumers focus more on the road with its clear voice when reading road names and while giving directions, so consumers will be more alert of the next turn. This great feature is designed first and foremost to provide safety to the drivers on the road as they will be able to navigate their vehicles to the right lane prior to the turn they are taking. The Magellan Roadmate 1700 is not only used to navigate to one’s destination but it also assist in providing AAA Member Roadside Assistance’s contact number that can be used during emergencies on normal roads as well as highways.
The SmartDetour™ feature that is preinstalled in the Magellan Roadmate 1700 is designed to help consumers making detours when they are stuck in the traffic. The device will quickly calculate the quickest road to make the detour and give suggestions to consumers on which route to take to avoid traffic congestions. As one of the slimmest GPS navigation unit, Magellan Roadmate 1700 has integrated elegance and sophistication in electronic devices without discounting the safety features that will assure consumers to have a safer drive on the road.
Although the size may attract many buyers to enhance their viewing pleasure, the Magellan Roadmate 1700 may be more suitable for bigger vehicles that have spacious driver’s room such as the RV or a truck compared when used while driving cars or SUVs. The distance of the driver and the GPS device should be greater and it may not be a good idea to mount the device onto a car’s dashboard as it will create unnecessary blind spots that will hinder your driving ability and performances. The Magellan Roadmate 1700 will be a great travel mate for road users who are comfortable using a large screened GPS device on their dashboard or in larger vehicles.
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