Sunday, March 18, 2012

Magellan announces new top of line RoadMate 9250T-LMB

Magellan RoadMate 9250T-LMBMagellan has announced yet another 7″ monster, this time with pretty much their entire line of features. The Magellan RoadMate 9250T-LMB will include lifetime maps, traffic, Landmark Guidance and Bluetooth Safe Texting. It is backup camera compatible, carries an MSRP of $229.99 and is expected to be available later this month from read more

7″ Garmin dezl 760 offers truckers big screen and active lane guidance


UPDATE: Read our Garmin dezl 760LMT review page.

As I predicted, Garmin has chosen not to cede the 7″ truck/RV market to Magellan, as they have just announced the Garmin dezl 760. Updating the dezl 560 series, this behemoth offers more than just a big screen. Like recent nuvis, it can utilize Smartphone Link to send all sorts of data to the unit from an Android smartphone, such as weather, fuel prices and traffic camera images. read more

7″ Magellan RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM announced

Magellan has just announced the 7″ RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM navigator for trucks. The big-screen unit comes with an extended windshield mount, and allows routing based on the height, weight, width and length of the vehicle, and any hazmat restrictions. read more

New 7″ Magellan RV models announced and shipping

Seven-inch screens must be working for Magellan since they continue to roll out new ones. Today’s announcement focuses on models for RVs, with four three new RoadMates all pre-loaded with the Good Sam Trailer Life Directory and Good Sam discount locations (I’m not counting the Pro 9165-T as new, since it’s been around awhile). An A/V input is offered for a DVD player or backup camera, and the screen will automatically switch to the latter when you put your gargantuan home away from home into reverse.

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Magellan RoadMate RV9145 for your home away from home

Magellan RoadMate RV9145Magellan has leaked another new device, the Roadmate RV9145. Targeting (of course) RV owners, this 7” behemoth offers the Good Sam Trailer Life Directory, replete with 11,700 US and Canadian campground locations. You’ll also be able to plug in your road beast’s height, width and weight, hopefully helping you avoid any sticky situations. No word on a street date but the RV9145 should retail for $329.99 $349.99.

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RV/Truck-friendly Magellan RoadMate Pro 9165T

Magellan RoadMate PRO 9165TMagellan just keeps rolling out new models, faster than even I can keep up with. Most notable in this current crop is the RoadMate Pro 9165T, a 7” model with all the bells and whistles that caters to the RV and trucker crowd. And as you can see above, we now have another RoadMate with speed limit display.

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Four new Magellan RoadMates with lifetime maps

Magellan-RoadMate-2036T-LMMagellan has quietly rolled out several new RoadMates with lifetime map updates, making a big deal out of only one of them, the RoadMate 9055-LM, which appears to be their new top of the line 7” model. Most are just beginning to hit the market. One other item of note – the 2136T-LM is the first Magellan to display speed limits, which are “optionally displayed with or without warnings.” No word on whether it can be customized for the warnings to go off when you exceed the speed limit by a configurable amount.

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Magellan RoadMate 9055 review


Hands on with the 7” Magellan RoadMate 9055

The Magellan RoadMate 9055 is one of several models offered by Magellan with a gigantic 7” screen, making it a good option for truckers and RVs. It comes with preloaded maps of the US and Canada, Bluetooth for hands free calling and lifetime traffic.

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Magellan finds 7” niche–rolls out RoadMate 9020

Magellan RoadMate 9020Magellan has found a corner of the auto market they can dominate – at least until someone else introduces a 7” model. Having had significant success with the RoadMate 1700, a RoadMate 9020 has shown up on their site, adding lifetime traffic to the 1700’s feature set.

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