Seven new GPS navigation systems from Magellan

Magellan today announced its new Magellan RoadMate portable automobile navigation family. As of this moment we don’t have product images but we’ll update as soon as we get our hands on them.

The new models are the following:

  • RoadMate 2210 – 4.3 inch
  • RoadMate 2210T – 4.3 inch with Lifetime Traffic Alerts
  • RoadMate 2220-LM – 4.3 inch with Lifetime Map Updates (up to four times a year)
  • RoadMate 2230T-LM – 4.3 inch with Lifetime Map Updates and Lifetime Traffic Alerts
  • RoadMate 5220-LM – 5 inch with Lifetime Map Updates
  • RoadMate 5230T-LM – 5 inch with Lifetime Map Updates and Lifetime Traffic Alerts
  • RoadMate 5235T-LM – 5 inch with Lifetime Map Updates, Lifetime Traffic Alerts and Protective Sleeve

The prices range from $100 to $170 and all new Magellan RoadMate’s are preloaded with maps of the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.

What’s interesting with the new Magellan series is that it’s going to use - in addition to traditional street names - landmarks as guidance. Such as “turn left at the gas station” or any other easily visible landmark such as banks, etc.

The new models also feature traffic camera alerts which you get for free in the first year. You also have the junction view feature which lets you look at busy intersections in a way so you don’t panic and drive off to the side of the road.

Another new feature is the integration of which can help you easily find a parking spot. You also get speed limit assist and AAA TourBook content.

Magellan RoadMate 5190T GPS navigation system for commercial truckers

Not too long ago we talked about the Magellan RoadMate RV9145. Now we have yet another GPS navigation system for truckers and other big vehicle drivers. This one is called Magellan RoadMate 5190T and is designed for commercial drivers.

Here are some of the features:

  • customized routing based on the vehicle height, weight, width, length and HAZMAT restrictions
  • multi-destination routing
  • free lifetime traffic
  • tracking log to record hours of service, mileage
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • loud built-in speakers
  • A/V inputs for back-up camera or others

RoadMate 5175T-LM GPS

Magellan just introduced a new RoadMate GPS with WiFi, called the Magellan RoadMate 5175T-LM GPS navigation device.

The new GPS navigation system is already available for purchase for $300. It comes with a 5″ touch screen and WiFi connectivity. With the Wifi you get a built-in internet browser that lets you search for destinations on popular social travel sites or points of interest. You can also check for software or map updates and download them right there and then.

Another cool feature for 5175-LM GPS is that you can hold the device in portrait mode to enjoy the hi-def screen vertical if that’s what you prefer.

It comes with maps of USA, Canada, and Puerto Rico, and you get free updates for the lifetime of the device up to four times a year. A few other features of Magellan RoadMate 5175T-LM include subscription-free lifetime traffic alerts, highway lane assist, and spoken street names.

the new Magellan RoadMate 9055-LM

Magellan has a new RoadMate called Magellan RoadMate 9055-LM from the 9000 series. This GPS navigation system has a giant 7″ touch screen and offers maps for U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Plus you’re entitled to free map updates for the lifetime of the device.

Some other features of the Magellan 9055-LM include hands free phone calls with bluetooth, lifetime real-time traffic updates, audio video input to make use of the nice 7″ display, and built-in AAA TourBook.

Of course it has got all the standard features we’ve been used to see recently such as highway lane assistance, text to speech to speak street names, multi destination routing, and six million points of interests.

Magellan RoadMate 9055-LM is priced at $300.

Magellan reveals RoadMate 9020

Magellan quietly revealed RoadMate 9020 recently - a GPS navigation system with an unnecessarily large 7″ WVGA touchscreen and a battery life of 30 minutes (no seriously; that’s what specs say). It runs on a 533Mhz processor, supports microSD cards, and has a USB 2.0 port.

Some of it’s features include free lifetime traffic updates, highway lane assist, built-in AAA TourBook, text-to-speech, multi-destination routing. It comes with maps of United States, Canada and Puerto Rico pre-installed.

Magellan RoadMate 9020 is priced at $270.

Magellan RoadMate 3065 Commuter

Magellan is trying to convince people that they need a GPS navigation system even when they’re just commuting. Their flagship model is the new Magellan RoadMate 3065 Commuter which we’ve been following at Navigadget (here and here).

Magellan RoadMate 3065 Commuter has a relatively large 4.7″ screen which has features like traffic wakeup, lifetime traffic alerts, highway lane assist, OneTouch favorites, AAA TourBook, periodic reporting and Bluetooth.

Traffic Wakeup is when Magellan RoadMate 3065 Commuter will wake itself up 30 minutes before your commute to start gathering traffic information. When you’re ready get the heck out of work your GPS navigation system is already loaded with the latest traffic alerts and ready with the optimal route for your commute.

The MSRP is $200 but you can pick it up on Amazon for about $170 though.

Magellan 2010 lineup of GPS navigation systems

As you may already know Magellan just introduced a bunch of new GPS navigation systems for their RoadMate series. The new models range from 4.3″ screen to 5″ but all of them come with integrated Free Lifetime Live Traffic. Also all models are capable of text to speech, multi destination routing, and know about 6 million points of interests. The prices will range from $170 to $300.

Without further ado here are all of the seven new models:

4.3″ screen

  • RoadMate 2035: 48 states and Puerto Rico
  • RoadMate 2036: add Canada, built-in AAA Tourbook, Roadside assistance, lane assistance
  • RoadMate 2045: add microSD card slot

4.7″ screen

  • RoadMate 3045: maps of U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada
  • RoadMate 3045LM: add lifetime maps
  • RoadMate 3055: 3045 + bluetooth, voice dialing
  • RoadMate 3065 Commuter: adds the exclusive Traffic Wake-up and Periodic Reporting.

5″ screen

  • RoadMate 5045: 3045 with a 5″ screen

You can read about the flagship model Magellan Roadmate 3065 Commuter here.

Magellan RoadMate 3065

Magellan RoadMate 3065 must be coming out shortly in the U.S. since it just made it through FCC. One of the biggest features that puts RoadMate 3065 ahead of the others is that it can “wake up” at a preset time to download traffic information for you so you can make a more advised decision at the beginning of your trip rather than during.

However it sounds like this is going to be a premium feature yet we still don’t know how much it will cost or how it will download traffic data. What do you think? 3G or WiFi? - I mean your garage is possibly is in your home WiFi range - that could work most of the time…

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giveaway: Magellan iPhone car kit

We know you’ve been waiting for this one. We’re giving away (that means free) a Magellan iPhone car kit that we reviewed couple of weeks ago.

This truly is a multi talented car kit. First off it has its own GPS receiver. What does that do you might ask? Faster satellite fix, and the ability to use your iPhone as a GPS navigator when no cell towers are around to help you out. Secondly it has an amplified noise canceling speakerphone. It has bluetooth to pair up with your iPhone and of course charges your iPhone too. Oh it also plays well with your case whether it’s hard shell or silicon.

The best part is Magellan iPhone car kit can be used with any GPS navigation app for the iPhone. You don’t have to buy Magellan’s own app but when we reviewed them as a combo we were quite pleased with it.

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magellan iPhone car kit review

We recently received the Magellan Premium Car Kit for iPhone or iPod Touch (compatible with iPhone 3G and 3GS or iPod Touch2G). We knew we were going to like it immediately upon opening, as it went from the box to mounted on the windshield in less than 2 minutes. After installing the Magellan RoadMate app for iPhone, we were off! (A somewhat lengthy download and install process, but one that is well worth the wait.) Using these two together - Magellan Premium Car Kit + Magellan RoadMate app - has at least one notable benefit; the Car Kit has a built-in GPS receiver, enhancing the performance of the RoadMate app. While we didn’t test with the iPod Touch, clearly the Car Kit is a valuable and compatible mate. Unlike the iPhone, the iPod Touch does not have any GPS capabilities of it’s own. Combined with the Magellan Premium Car Kit, your iPod Touch becomes a navigation tool.

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