Magellan, a well established name when it comes to GPS navigation systems, is now back with a brand new system known as the RoadMate 1700, adding to the award-winning RoadMate series. The Magellan RoadMate 1700 was specially designed to be able to handle the needs of consumers who want a GPS navigation device that has a more generous viewing real estate, where it will come with a 7″ WVGA full color display that offers quadruple the standard screen resolution for better readability and increased safety on the roads. As with the rest of the 2009 Magellan models, the RoadMate 1700 will feature Magellan’s OneTouch user interface for instant access to your favorite addresses and searches without compromising safety on the road.
Each purchase of the Magellan RoadMate 1700 will come with preloaded maps of the 50 United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, where one will be able to benefit from highway lane assistance, spoken street name guidance, mini USB 2.0 connectivity, a microSD memory card slot, a multi-destination routing with route optimization and integrated AAA TourBook guide travel information to help you get around safe and sound. In fact, if you already know where you’re going and how you’re going to get there, kids can always be entertained by the Magellan RoadMate 1700 thanks to its video-In jack that can be hooked up to an iPod or other compatible video source to watch live video over its bright 7″ display. You’ll need to get your own cable though.
The Magellan RoadMate 1700 will come with a windshield mount and cradle, cigarette lighter adapter, protective pouch, USB data cable and an adhesive disk for dash mounting. It will set you back by $299, but you can always fork out more money for additional accessories such as cases, pouches and additional mounting options.