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Magellan RoadMate 1470 4.7-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator Review

Magellan RoadMate 1470 4.7-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS NavigatorMagellan RoadMate 1470 4.7-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator is an ideal navigator in a compact package. It features one-touch menu and ultra slim 4.7-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.

OneTouch Search
The RoadMate 1470 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.

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.

4.7-Inch Color Touchscreen
This slim device has 4.7-inch color touch screen which is 16% larger than 4.3-inch screen. It displays your position including destination, map route, ETA, POI and street names,

6 million Points of Interest
Magellan Roadmate 1470 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.

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.

Ultra-Thin Design
Uniquely stylish and compact, it’s easy to transfer your Magellan GPS between vehicles, or toss it in a suitcase to take anywhere.

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 1470 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.

Despite all the great features above, the Magellan RoadMate 1470 has its downsides as described below:

Users’ Complaints

(These can be isolated cases. Replacement of unit can be done according to warranty policy.)

  • Magellan 1470 occasionally shows traffic when there is none.
  • Though it contains 600 million POI in database, some basic entries are missing like the local train station.
  • This device saves favorite with the township names rather than the name of the town or city. Township names are not postal-related. Unless you live there, you wouldn’t know the township. The unit only tells you only the coordinates and township name when you tap on the ’Where am I’ icon if there’s an emergency.
  • The unit restarts itself displaying a message that tells you ‘your device needs to be restarted to increase performance.

Customers’ Ratings:
5 Stars-35%, 4 Stars-32%, 3 Stars-13%, 2 Stars-6%, 1 Star-14%

Find out more comments and details of the Magellan RoadMate 1470 4.7-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator here.

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