Magellan RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM: GPS navigation for trucks


Magellan recently announced Magellan RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM GPS device which is designed for truckers supporting a large 7″ display, customizable truck-specific routing, hands-free communication and trip logging. With the 9270-LM from Magellan drivers can enter the height, weight, width and length of their vehicle, in addition to potential hazmat restrictions. Also another important feature for this GPS navigation system is the multi-destination routing so drivers can plan their stops and optimize routes.

Other features of the Magellan RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM include bluetooth connectivity which when paired with a compatible phone, enables drivers to talk hands-free.

The device also gets some tedious work done too. It helps prepare required compliance reports including hours and state mileage for IFTA fuel records.

There are currently two GPS navigation systems in this family: The 7-inch Magellan RoadMate Commercial 9270T-LM for $400 and the 5-inch Magellan RoadMate Commercial 5190T for $380.

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 bestparking.com which can help you easily find a parking spot. You also get speed limit assist and AAA TourBook content.

Magellan Switch vs Magellan Switch Up

We talked about Magellan’s first attempt at fitness products with GPS function when Switch series first came out. The two products are very similar except a very few add-on which you can see in this photo. Magellan Switch is going to cost $250 and Magellan Switch Up is going to cost $300. You’ll have to add another $50 to these prices if you want the heart rate monitor.

As of this writing we still don’t have a release date on these GPS watches.

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

Magellan RoadMate RV9145 for RV and truck


Magellan RoadMate RV9145 is the latest GPS navigation system from the company that focuses on RV’s and trucks. It is going to sell for $399 according to their own website but we’ve seen other sites reporting lower numbers. Here are the facts for the RV9145:

  • 7″ touch screen
  • A/V input
  • The Good Sam club Trailer Life directory
  • Customize your RV routes using your own vehicle’s length, width, weight and height
  • auto night view
  • Preloaded Maps of US, Canada, Puerto Rico

Magellan Switch and Switch Up GPS watch


Magellan is entering the fitness world with two brand new GPS watches. Let’s keep this short:

Magellan Switch:

  • fitness training device w/ 9 customizable sport profiles
  • high resolution display
  • 8 hours of battery life
  • high sensitivity GPS receiver
  • 50 meter water resistance
  • works with ANT+™ sensors

Magellan Switch Up has all of the above plus:

  • barometric altimeter for elevation data
  • thermometer
  • vibration alerts
  • quick release mount to easily transition between sports

Other features, etc

  • Battery Pack Extender w/ 16 hours of extra life (24 total)
  • available Spring 2012
  • Magellan Switch: $250 ($300 with Heart Rate Monitor)
  • Magellan Switch Up with a Multisport Mounting Kit $300, +$50 with HRM

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 eXplorist 310 GPS receiver


Magellan announced eXplorist 310 GPS receiver, a waterproof, and rugged handheld GPS designed for outdoor navigation. eXplorist 310 has some higher end features which includes a world map, and the ability to upload detailed maps to the device. It has a 2.2″ transflective color screen, GPS chipset with 3-5 meters of accuracy, and the ability to record waypoints, tracks, and routes. The pre-loaded World Edition map includes a road network of more than 200 countries and can store 10,000 paperless geocaches. It runs on two AA batteries which can last up to 18 hours of continual outdoor use.

The eXplorist 310 will be out in March 2011 for $200.

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.