|The new Magellan® RoadMate® 1700 device is packed with easy-to-use premium features, starting with it's 7-inch wide WVGA color touch screen monitor. This ultra-clear display lets you clearly see where you are on your route with four times the detail found in a standard GPS device. Rounding out the premium features are: Magellan's exclusive OneTouch favorites menu, a high-resolution, QuickSpell with SmartCity search, highway exit point of interest (POI) search, and multi-destination routing with route optimization, just to name a few. Magellan's attention to detail and driver safety delivers a superior user experience.|
Intuitive and robust navigation
And talk about intuition! QuickSpell with SmartCity search helps you quickly enter addresses and narrow your address and city searches, making destination entry easy. Multi-destination routing with route optimization lets you plan your trip with multiple stops in the order you want or optimize a trip for the most efficient route, saving you time and money.
Safety first on the road
Should your vehicle unfortunately break down as you travel, the AAA locate screen provides your location so help will know where to find you. Get support fast with the AAA Member Roadside Assistance phone number and your location displayed on the Magellan RoadMate 1700 device screen.
Traffic is always a headache, but your Magellan RoadMate 1700 device has the SmartDetour™ feature that prompts you to route around suddenly slow or stopped freeway traffic, automatically calculating the quickest detour.
The new Magellan RoadMate 1700 device is designed to help ensure driver safety, while providing useful features that make navigation truly enjoyable.
Ready to roll
With 6 million points of interest at your command you can easily locate gas stations, restaurants, ATMs, coffee shops, and much more. If you need more information or you want to save money, select the AAA search menu after your search entry. The integrated AAA TourBook provides ratings and descriptions on AAA approved places to stay, play, dine, and save.
When you're traveling down the Interstate and need to find gas, food, or lodging in a hurry, touch the highway exit POI icon to see which upcoming highway exits have the services you need.
Turn it on and go!™
good but some times it may show wrong places but settings are good
Reliable and simple7/5/2013
In regards my satisfaction with the Magellan, I can honestly say this is the best GPS unit I've ever used. The maps are accurate and seem up to date and the ease of use is fantastic. The huge screen makes it easy to do simple things on the unit while driving without being a big distraction. It doesn't have a lot of frills, but it does what it's supposed to do and does it very well: get you from point A to point B with little drama.
Stops working under the Sun!! Overheats and go nut5/14/2010
I was pretty happy with this GPS which is my fourth unit. Large screen is very good for many puorposes however it does not indicate more information on screen than smaller models do. Everything is shown bigger and no more information than ordinary GPS would indicate is shown. Another annoying software glitch is that I want to view wide area, not only fifty yards in front of me therefore I select wide area vie but every time I have to make turns, it goes into magnified mode and then it never reverts back to the wide area view I previously set. But the worst thing started to happen when spring came. It started to go nuts or it does not lock onto any satellite even under blue sky for one hour and stops working at all. Later I found out that this happens only under direct sun. It works fine when it Rains or overcast. It recovers after I cool it down by holding it at the airconditioner vent. I am not sure if this is limited to the unit I have only or it is very probable that this is caused by design mistake hence inherent to this model.