Magellan Updates RoadMate GPS Line with Free Lifetime Live Traffic

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Invest in one of Magellan's new 2010 RoadMate navigators and you'll never have to worry about being caught off guard by a traffic jam again. That's because, for the first time, Magellan is throwing in Free Lifetime Live Traffic, a service that keeps the RoadMate up to date with the latest traffic conditions so you can find an alternate route if need be.



Each 2010 MAgellan RoadMate also come with the company's exclusive OneTouch personalization feature allowing you to save favorite destinations, categories, and searches. All units also include spoken street names, 6 million points of interest, QuickSpell for error-free address entry, and multi-destination routing, as well as an Automatic Parking Lot Finder.

The new series is available now starting at $170.

MAGELLAN CREATES A LINE OF GPS NAVIGATORS FOR USE EVERY DAY

The 2010 Magellan RoadMate line is designed to help get you to new and familiar destinations quicker

Santa Clara, Calif. (May 25, 2010)  Magellan today announced the latest generation of the RoadMate series of portable vehicle navigation devices. The new series includes models in a variety of screen sizes and feature sets to meet any consumer navigation needs. At its core, the new line is designed to bring daily relevance to the GPS navigator by helping consumers get to new and familiar places quicker.

Now, Magellan’s new 2010 RoadMate navigators all come with integrated Free Lifetime Live Traffic. This service, which is provided to Magellan customers, keeps the Magellan RoadMate apprised of any traffic conditions that may delay the drive and calculates route options for the driver to choose from. Magellan has overhauled the traffic interface to provide a higher level of control and now additionally focuses on flow reporting which detects traffic congestion and not just reported accidents. The GPS navigator’s primary benefit is no longer only to direct drivers to new places. Now, the Magellan RoadMate also gets you to places you may know well but gets you there quicker.

The 2010 Magellan RoadMate line maintains the comprehensive features consumers have come to expect. The entire RoadMate lineup boasts the exclusive OneTouch personalization feature allowing you to save favorite places, categories and searches. All models also feature spoken street names, 6 million points of interest, QuickSpell for error-free address entry and multi-destination routing. Each of the 2010 RoadMates come with specialized parking features such as the Automatic Parking Lot Finder which identifies local parking lots once you arrive at your destination. Then, with the Find Your Car feature, records the location of your car and directs you to it. - handy when locating your car in large parking lots.

The series includes many models with a wide variety of features so you can pick the device most suited to your driving needs. Most models at no extra charge, include the AAA Tourbook which is exclusive to Magellan. With AAA’s famous Tourbook integrated in your Magellan navigator, restaurant and hotel research is easier than ever. Highway Lane Assist gives you clear visual guidance of which lane you should start heading towards for your next maneuver. No more missing your exit because you’re in the wrong lane. Bluetooth models give you the convenience and safety of hands-free talking when used with a Bluetooth enabled phone. You can find these features on screen sizes ranging from 4.3” to 4.7” to 5” for the viewing experience you desire.

Some models are also available with “free” future map upgrades to ensure that your Magellan RoadMate stays up to date. If you’d like even more security, The Magellan RoadMate 3045-LM comes with a lifetime upgrade option in which you are able to upgrade your maps four times a year for the life of the product at no additional charge!

The ultimate navigator is found in the top-of-the-line Magellan RoadMate 3065 Commuter which is designed with added features to help you get through your daily commute. It has the same subscription-free live traffic service shared by the rest of the 2010 family but the Commuter goes a step further. The Commuter adds the innovative new Traffic Wake-up function which automatically powers on the GPS device and has your real-time traffic updates ready when you need them.

“The traffic system that all GPS units use must prioritize which traffic condition data to send. Unfortunately, that means your standard traffic GPS may not have the full picture when it is first turned on,” said Mike Wagner, Senior Director of Product Marketing for Magellan. “Magellan recognized the challenge this posed to commuters and developed the only GPS navigator with the Traffic Wake-up feature. Two times a day the Magellan RoadMate 3065 Commuter will wake itself up 30 minutes before your pre-determined commute starts and begins gathering traffic information. By the time you slide behind the wheel, your 3065 Commuter is loaded with the optimal route for the day’s commute.”

Another customized Commuter feature is Periodic Reporting, which provides detailed information to track mileage for business use for expense reports and tax purposes. This allows a user to track their mileage and use this information for business expense reports and year end tax filing, all with a touch of a button.

2010 RoadMate Line-up

All new 2010 RoadMate models include Free Lifetime Live Traffic, OneTouch, spoken street names, QuickSpell, Multi-destination Routing, 6 million POIs, Highway Exit POIs, Find Your Car, Parking Lot Finder and more.

The RoadMate 2000 Series Features three 4.3” models starting with the RoadMate 2035 with map coverage of the contiguous United States and Puerto Rico. The RoadMate 2036 adds Canadian map coverage, built-in AAA Tourbook and Roadside Assistance and Highway Lane Assist. The Roadmate 2045 adds an expansion micro SD slot.

Adding to the feature set of the RoadMate 2045, the RoadMate 3000 Series features four 4.7” models beginning with theRoadMate 3045 with map coverage of the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. The RoadMate 3045-LM adds Free Lifetime Maps. The RoadMate 3055 takes the features of the 3045 and steps up with Bluetooth and voice dialing for improved safety. The flagship RoadMate 3065 Commuter model adds the exclusive Traffic Wake-up and Periodic Reporting.

Rounding out the new line-up, the RoadMate 5045 adds a 5” screen to the RoadMate 3045 feature set including map coverage of the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

The new RoadMate series is now available online and at major retail stores nationwide, as well as, MagellanGPS.com. The devices will retail between $169.99 and $299.99.

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realneil replied on Thu, May 27 2010 8:45 AM

NO,NO,NO!!

It's free lifetime MAPS that we want! For ALL of them! Get it together and report back once you've started giving a crap what the consumer wants!

They really ARE thick!

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