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Magellan RoadMate 1340 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator Review

Magellan RoadMate 1340 3.5-Inch Portable GPS NavigatorMagellan RoadMate 1340 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator features the acclaimed OneTouch menu.

Magellan RoadMate 1340 portable GPS navigator has an ultra-thin design, a 3.5-inch color touch screen and preloaded maps and Points of Interest (POI) for U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.

Magellan Roadmate 1340 is ideal for vacations and business trips with its premium features.

The Roadmate 1340 GPS navigator is easy to use while providing powerful navigation experience and confidence on the road.


4.3-Inch Color Touch screen
This slim device has 3.5-inch WQVGA touch screen in full color. It displays your position including destination, map route, ETA, POI and street names.

It has anti-glare feature which provides clarity whether navigating on it in broad daylight or at night.

Millions of Points of Interest
Magellan RoadMate 1340 has over six million Points of Interest (POI) which enables you to search for restaurants, ATM machines, gas stations, hotels and other businesses which are categorized and searchable from POI database

OneTouch Search
The RoadMate 1340 device delivers your favorites at your fingertips. This device has OneTouch personalized search icons which let you easily bookmark favorite destinations so you can find them anywhere you travel.

Find your favorite café or restaurant in any city with a single touch. It announces street names and directions at each turn.

Intuitive User Interface
This device has bold and intuitive menu options which make it easy for you to pick destinations and allow you to navigate at your preference without the need to read the instructions.

AAA TourBook and Roadside Assistance menu
This built-in AAA Tourbook Guide contains information on all 50 states in Canada. No membership required. The ideal hotels to stay in or restaurants to dine in are rated AAA so you would know the right places to go.

Spoken Street Name Guidance
Spoken Street Name Guidance feature allows you to hear spoken directions and names of streets and let you know when to make the next turn without looking at the device thus keeping your eyes on the road.

QuickSpell with MultiCity Search
This feature allows you to enter destination, addresses and narrow location searches with just a few touches.

Auto NightView
The color and contrast of the display adjust automatically for easy viewing at night.

Multi-Destination Routing
Magellan RoadMate 1340 provides ease in planning a trip with multiple stops in your desired order. You can reorganize, add or remove destinations without difficulty.

Traffic Link
You don’t have to sit and wait for traffic updates from radio stations. You will be alerted on traffic conditions for the area which you travel by plugging in the Traffic Link device you compatible Magellan GPS and you will receive free information on the cause of traffic, status of freeways or interstates that surround you and the approximate time until you come upon the issue. Traffic link will then provide you with an alternate route with just a touch of a button to avoid delays.

What’s in the Box
RoadMate 1340 GPS receiver, Pre-loaded maps of the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, Windshield mount, Adhesive disc for dash mounting, Vehicle power adapter, User handbook, USB cable, User manual on CD-ROM

Below are the pros and cons of the Magellan RoadMate 1340 Portable GPS Navigator as experienced and described by its users.

Users’ Positive Comments

  • The user interface is more elegant and more intuitive than those of the more popular brands.
  • The AAA tourbook is fantastic if you are a tourist. It contains descriptions and reviews, not just the location info.
  • When your exit is coming up, it displays the lane you should be in and grays out the other lanes.
  • The clarity of the voice instructions is great. Instructions are spoken clearly. It impressively gives accurate instructions on entering or exiting interstates.
  • The pop-ups which display the road signs upon approaching freeway exits are pretty spot-on.
  • Satellite acquisition is fast even when you are surrounded by skyscrapers.

Users’ Negative Comments

  • There is no traffic option available in the box. You need to buy a separate receiver or power cord.
  • This device takes 15 minutes to find a satellite.
  • It doesn’t have the Bluetooth feature.
  • This device needs to be restarted to increase its performance.
  • The route selection is way off course and the GPS can’t discern when you have reached your destination.

Customers’ Ratings
5 Stars 14%, 4 Stars 35%, 3 Stars 33%, 2 Stars 12%, 1 Star 6%

Get 56% Discount and more details of the Magellan RoadMate 1340 3.5-Inch Portable GPS Navigator here.

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