Sunday, March 18, 2012

Magellan Unveils New Dash Cams


On the heels of Garmin’s newest dash cam/GPS hybrid unveiling, Magellan has announced that it will soon be releasing an updated series of dash cams. With the exception of the lowest-priced device, all of the cams have GPS tracking abilities to automatically record your tracking information along with the camera features. However, unlike the most recent Garmin devices, these units are strictly dash cams and do not provide any routing features. read more

Magellan Announces New Navigation Platforms


It’s been a few months since we heard or saw anything out of the smallest of the three main GPS navigational companies and I admit I was starting to wonder what was going on. Well, in the last few days, Magellan has announced two new in-car navigation platforms aimed at both off-road vehicles and connected-car style vehicles. Both of the new services are only available to automotive OEMs, but I have seen no announcements of any particular manufacturers jumping on the bandwagon just yet. read more

Magellan Releases Cyclo Series in North America


Magellan’s popular GPS cycling computers, the Cyclo 315 and Cyclo 505, are now available in North America. Launched in Europe and Australia last year, these devices are designed with both serious and hobby cyclists in mind. The Cyclo 315 and 505 can provide route options, sensor support and is compatible with more than 130 ANT+ sensors for monitoring heart rate, speed, cadence and more. They also support wireless Shimano Di2 ANT. With a 3″ screen, this Cyclo line has the largest touch screens in the GPS cycling computer category and the interface is simple and easy to navigate and read at a glance. These devices also provide a highly detailed road network with cycling POI’s and turn-by-turn navigation, as well as the popular Open Street Map bike network for both the U.S. and Canada. read more

Magellan Echo sports watch review


Hands on with the Magellan Echo

I was really curious to try out the Magellan Echo sports watch since it relies on a smartphone (in my case an iPhone 5s) and app to capture running workouts. After two months of usage during December and January, it’s time to look at how it performed. read more

Magellan RoadMate 1700

Magellan-RoadMate-1700UPDATE: A new model, the 1700LM, adds lifetime map updates

The Magellan RoadMate 1700 sports one of the largest screens available of any after-market navigation device — a whopping seven inches! Clearly aimed at truck and RV drivers, the 1700 also offers lane assist and multi-destination routing. read more

Magellan RoadMate 1440

magellan-roadmate-1440-review The Magellan RoadMate 1440 is one of several models introduced by the company in the spring of 2009. This 4.3” touch-screen navigator offers Magellan’s OneTouch interface, AAA TourBook, Highway Lane Assist, exit POIs and multi-destination routing.

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Magellan RoadMate 1220

Magellan-RoadMate-1220-review The Magellan RoadMate 1220 is one of several new Magellan units introduced in the spring of 2009. It has a 3.5” touchscreen and comes with pre-loaded maps of the entire U.S., with the exception of Alaska.

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Magellan Maestro 4370

Magellan Maestro 4370 review The Magellan Maestro 4370 has a 4.3” screen, Bluetooth for hands-free cell phone use, lane guidance, 3D landmarks and AAA TourBook. It comes with preloaded maps of the U.S. and Canada, six million POIs and text-to-speech, so you’ll hear "approaching right turn, Maple Street" instead of just "approaching right turn."

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Magellan Maestro 4700

Magellan-Maestro-4700-review The Magellan Maestro 4700 has a 4.7 inch touchscreen, voice commands, Bluetooth for hands-free cell phone use, lane guidance, 3D landmarks and AAA TourBook. In other words, it’s loaded.

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Magellan RoadMate 1475T with lifetime traffic


Magellan has announced the RoadMate 1475T, their first product with lifetime traffic. The 1475T is identical to the RoadMate 1470 I recently (and favorably) reviewed, with the addition of the traffic receiver. It carries a suggested retail price of $299 and will be available immediately.