Magellan RoadMate 1475T hits the streets



Magellan hasn’t exactly lit up the world with its offerings of late, but it is nice to know that they’re still in the GPS navigation system game with their latest device, the RoadMate 1475T. This model from MiTAC Digital Corp. will bring together premium features in a relatively compact body to make sure that you’ll always reach your destination using the most efficient route possible, regardless of whether this is your first time in a foreign land or not. What makes the Magellan RoadMate 1475T special is its ability to be equipped with traffic-enabled device (VPA) that offers subscription free, real-time traffic alerts, incidents and road congestion reports, letting you avoid all the potential traffic hotspots in the area..

Just like many other new models in the Magellan RoadMate series, the Magellan RoadMate 1475T will boast the revolutionary OneTouch favorites menu which will place personally selected addresses and searches within a mere click away. Once the user has identified and stored his/her preferred banks, restaurants and other destinations into the OneTouch favorites menu, they’re easily accessible regardless of where they travel, as the RoadMate 1475T dispenses with the closest preferred destinations there and then. In addition, the Magellan RoadMate series comes with searchable AAA TourBook listings that comprise of AAA Diamond Rated restaurants and lodgings, alongside attractions, events and campgrounds, making it much easier to plan your trip whenever you hit the road. You can also access AAA-Approved Auto Repair shops and businesses that offer AAA member discounts through the listings, and Magellan assures you they won’t bring you round the block like a headless chicken as all listings include the exact GPS location.

Features of the Magellan RoadMate 1475T include :-

  • New 4.7-inch, WQVGA – color, anti-glare touch-screen display in an ultra-thin design
  • Acclaimed easy-to-use OneTouch favorites drop-down menu with personalized search icons to easily find favorite places
  • Features AAA TourBook listings and member Roadside Assistance menu
  • 6 million points of interest (POI)
  • Spoken street name guidance tells the user the street name and which way to turn before each maneuver
  • Highway Lane Assist points the user in the right direction and ensures the correct lane will be chosen before the next interchange or exit
  • Highway Exit POI search let the user find gas stations, restaurants and hotels near upcoming exits
  • QuickSpell with New SmartCity Search intelligently narrows searches and checks spelling when entering addresses
  • Offers multi-destination routing with route optimization lets the user plan trips with multiple stops in the order they want or optimize a trip for the most efficient route, saving them time and money
  • Includes NAVTEQ maps of the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico

Expect to fork out a relatively affordable $299 for this puppy.

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6 reviews or comments

Troy Says: August 17, 2009 at 2:14 pm

I’m really not that impressed by the 1475T. It is a pain to mount. Did anyone at Magellan mount this thing on a windshield when they designed it? You’re stuck with that angle only. AND, you have to connect and disconnect the power cord every time! Did the guy that designed this go to Virginia Tech? It can’t tell time. It is August and the daylight screen comes on at 5:15 in the morning, and goes off at 7:18 pm. I even have the Daylight savings settings turned on. The Current locations screen on the 1412 is much better. I save a current location to my address book and the GPS won’t let me route back to it.

Walt Says: September 5, 2009 at 2:59 pm

Mine crashes whenever I enter a goto address. The work-around is to enter it in the address book first. Real pain in the butt until I found the workaround.

Jeff Says: February 1, 2010 at 3:04 pm

Now $129.99 at Costco

Tawni Williams Says: March 17, 2011 at 10:36 am

Ok, call me old fashioned. But give me a yellow highlighter and a map anyday.

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