Sunday, March 18, 2012

A (shaky) first look at Landmark Guidance

UPDATE: Read my hands on review of the Magellan RoadMate 5230T-LM with Landmark Guidance.

I’ve been testing the Magellan Roadmate 5230T-LM for the last few weeks, which (AFAIK) is the first navigator in the US to feature Landmark Guidance. Basically, in addition to using street names for guidance, it will tell you to turn at “landmarks” like a McDonalds or a Chevron station. You can see and hear it in action in the admittedly shaky video above. Apparently I need a camera with image stabilization, although the main point in this video is the audio. read more