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Magellan RoadMate 1700 7-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator Review

Magellan RoadMate 1700 7-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS NavigatorMagellan RoadMate 1700 7-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator is excellent for trucks, SUVs and RVs. The ultra slim 7-inch touch screen makes it ideal for large vehicles.

It allows easy viewing on the road. Roadmate 1700 features OneTouch favorites menu, Quickspell and SmartCity search, AAA Tourbook and Member Roadside Assistance, spoken street name guidance, highway exit POI and a lot more.

The Magellan RoadMate 1700 has 6 million Points of Interest (POI) with maps of US, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Magellan Roadmate 1700 Features

Powerful 7-inch Widescreen
This slim device has 7-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. This device delivers the powerful navigation experience. It lets you travel with confidence in any size of vehicle.

6 million Points of Interest
Magellan Roadmate 1700 has six million Points of Interest (POI) powered by NAVTEQ. This feature 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 1700 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.

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

Multi-Destination Routing
Magellan Roadmate 1700 provides ease in planning a trip with multiple stops in your desired order. You can reorganize, add or remove destinations without difficulty.

Highway Lane Assist
Roadmate 1700 allows you to choose the correct lane before your next turn. It displays realistic signs that point you in the right direction when you approach exits and interchanges.

Highway Exit POI Search
This device is equipped with Highway Exit POI Search which allows you to search for restaurants, gas stations, hotels and more upcoming exits.

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

What’s in the Box
Magellan RoadMate 1700 GPS receiver, windshield mount, adhesive disc for dash mounting, vehicle power adapter, protective pouch, USB cable, user handbook.

Technical Details

  • Pre-Loaded Maps: US, Canada, Puerto Rico
  • Size: 9.5 x 6.1 x 3.9 inches
  • Weight: 10.5 oz (297 grams)
  • Screen Size: 7 inches
  • Memory available for map storage: Micro SD card compatible
  • Antenna Type: Integrated multidirectional patch
  • GPS Accuracy: 3-5 meters (10-16 feet)
  • Source: Battery type 720 mAh Li-Ion rechargeable

Below are the pros and cons of the Magellan RoadMate 1700 portable GPS navigator as experienced by its users.

Users’ Positive Comments

  • It’s much faster to navigate and enter information with the big screen. The buttons are huge and pretty.
  • The sound is great and the 3D maps are better.
  • It becomes easier to add an address than the older Magellans. The POI appears a lot faster. The 2-page ‘favorites’ buttons are easy to add and easy to use.
  • You’ll appreciate the way it warns of upcoming turns and the way it guides you to proper lane.
  • It warns you to stay on the main highway whenever the highway splits.

Users’ Negative Comments

  • It’s really too big to put in window area as it blocks your sight. Smaller would be better.
  • It takes 3 hours to fully charge the battery and operates about 20 minutes only.

Customers Ratings
5 Stars 43%, 4 Stars 27%, 3 Stars 14%, 2 Stars 7%, 1 Star 9%

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