Magellan RoadMate 1700 7" GPS Navigator - RM1700SGXUC

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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.

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Stops working under the Sun!! Overheats and go nut

by Riodelsol on 5/14/2010

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. Read More

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Reliable and simple

on 7/5/2013

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. Read More

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Product Overview

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
The Magellan RoadMate 1700 device lets you bookmark your favorite destinations and searches with the OneTouch favorites menu so you can access them anywhere you travel. With a single touch, find your favorite café or restaurant when you're traveling within any city.

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
You can keep your eyes on the road as you drive because spoken street name guidance announces street names with every voice direction so you'll know when to make your next turn. Highway lane assist offers visual aids to point you in the right direction and ensure that you'll choose the correct lane well before your next turn.

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
Your Magellan RoadMate 1700 is ready to travel with preloaded maps and points of interest for the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. (Mexico map upgrade is sold separately).

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!™
The Magellan RoadMate 1700 device is loaded with premier features you'll need to get you where you want to go. (To view more helpful Magellan RoadMate 1700 features, click on the features tab).

Specifications

Manufacturer Magellan
Mfg Part# RM1700SGXUC
SKU 212195899
UPC 763357123494
UPC 14 00763357123494
Features
OneTouch favorites menu affords instant access to your personalized bookmarks of favorite places and searches anywhere you travel. With a single touch, find your favorite café or restaurant when you're traveling within any city.
7-inch wide color touch screen is easy to read with four-times the detail of a standard GPS and an anti-glare display that shows your position, POI, route, ETA, and more on the interactive map.
A/V input lets you watch video from your favorite media player
Preloaded maps give you information and directions as you travel the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. (Mexico map upgrade is sold separately).
AAA TourBook provides ratings and descriptions on AAA approved places to stay, play, dine, and save.
AAA Member Roadside Assistance gets you help fast with a toll-free member service number to assist you in finding an AAA approved tow truck or repair shop. The menu also shows your exact GPS location so you can provide precise information to your location.
6 million points of interest (POI) help you easily find gas stations, restaurants, ATMs, coffee shops, and much more.
Highway lane assist points you in the right direction and shows you the correct lane well before your next turn.
QuickSpell with SmartCity search narrows your address and city searches, making destination entry easy.
QWERTY keyboard lets you input text easily.
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.
Spoken street name guidance allows you to hear street names with every voice direction so you'll know when to make your next turn.
Highway exit POI shows you gas stations, restaurants, hotels, and more near upcoming highway exits.
Branded POI displays your favorite coffee shops, restaurants, and more by their respective logos.
SmartDetour™ functionality lets you navigate around accidents or stalled traffic, and chooses the best route to get you to your destination quickly and safely.
Customizable route method lets you select the shortest distance, fastest time, most use of freeways, or least use of freeways to customize your route.
Bird's eye 3D view lets you clearly see your surroundings in 2D or 3D to make navigation easier.
Auto re-route ensures that you will never miss a turn and quickly gets your back on track whenever you take a detour.
Auto Night View™ automatically adjusts your screen's color and contrast for easy night viewing.
Tech Specs
PHYSICAL
Case: High-impact plastic
Pre-Loaded Maps: contiguous US, Hawaii, PR
Size: 7.5"W x 4.17"H x 0.63"D (19.05cmW x 10.6cmH x 1.6cmD)
Weight: 10.5 oz (297g)
Screen Size: 7.0"
Antenna Type: internal patch antenna
PERFORMANCE
GPS Accuracy 10-15 feet (3-5 meters)
POWER
Source: 720mAh, Li-ion rechargeable
Battery Life: 30 minutes
PACKAGE CONTENTS
Magellan RoadMate GPS device
Windshield mount
Vehicle power adapter
Adhesive disc for dash board mounting
Quick Reference manual
Product Attributes
GPS Maps United States / Canada
GPS Screen Size Range > 6"
GPS Type Automobile
Product Line Magellan RoadMate
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