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Magellan RoadMate 1412 4.3-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator Review

Magellan RoadMate 1412 4.3-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS NavigatorMagellan RoadMate 1412 4.3-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator is an ideal navigator in a compact package. It features one-touch menu and ultra slim 4.3-inch color touch screen.

It has six million Points of Interest (POI) for US, Canada and Puerto Rico and maps powered by NAVTEQ. This device delivers an exceptional navigation experience and gives you confidence on the road.

Spoken Street Name Guidance feature allows you to hear directions and names of streets while keeping your eyes on the road.

You can program any location into the “Home” button and you’ll find your way back from where you are. Auto re-route feature makes sure you never miss a turn and quickly get back on track whenever you take a detour.

The Menu options and Intuitive User Interface make it easy to pick destinations and choose how you navigate, without even reading instructions.

SmartDetour prompts you to route around suddenly slow or stopped freeway traffic and automatically calculates the quickest detour. No fee or subscription is required. In multi-destination routing, you can select up to 20 destinations.

4.3-Inch Color Touch screen
This slim device has 4.3-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.

OneTouch Search
The RoadMate 1412 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.

6 million Points of Interest
Magellan RoadMate 1412 has 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.

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

Intuitive Menu
Its intuitive menu options allow you to pick your destination and let you choose how to virtually navigate anywhere. If you prefer to avoid freeway, stay on freeway, arrive at your destination quickly, travel at the shortest possible distance, avoid toll roads or exclude specific roads from your route, then this device is your ideal mate on the road.

Below are the pros and cons of the Magellan RoadMate 1412 as experienced by its users.

Users’ Positive Comments

  • This device is really quick in rerouting when you missed a turn and the Text-To- Speech feature sounds good. The volume level is good.
  • The screen changes to black automatically when it gets dark to make it more comfortable to navigate while driving at night.
  • The widescreen is uncluttered and very easy to follow.
  • Route calculations and recalculations are made with excellent accuracy and in reasonable time.

Users’ Negative Comments

  • This device is not that intuitive. The POIs are outdated and you don’t have an option to update them.
  • It only allows maximum of 30 POIs at a time and no access to SD card.
  • Route re-calculation almost freezes the unit. If you miss a turn, you should pull over.
  • It occasionally gives you the wrong directions.

Customers’ Ratings
5 Stars 36%, 4 Stars 31%, 3 Stars 12%, 2 Stars 8%, 1 Star 13%

Find out more comments and details of the Magellan RoadMate 1412 4.3-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator here.

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