In the GPS world, few companies have made it big, but one such company that has seen its fair share of ups and downs is Magellan. Having been through a few different takeovers, Magellan have restructured their practices and are ready to take back their share of the market.
Seeing a demand for a vehicle GPS with a large screen, Magellan jumped at the chance to offer their customers the sunlight-readable, 7" touch screen Roadmate 1700. Preloaded Canadian and US mapping, 3D and 2D views as well as A/V inputs make this a favorable choice for many travelers, especially those in RV's and larger vehicles.
For many years Magellan used TeleAltas based mapping in their vehicle GPS units, which was sufficient for their US consumers. Unfortunately the Canadian maps were quite out of date, and sparse in coverage. Magellan’s new Maestro 4700 now includes mapping by Navteq, a leading map manufacturer, offering superb coverage of Canada, both rural and urban.
Magellan is determined to win back their customer base, and in doing so they have added some unique features to their series. The OneTouch menu gives users the option to bookmark favorite destinations and searches, making them easier to find when traveling. The exclusive AAA TourBook Guide provides pertinent information on any state or province, providing ratings on lodging, dining, entertainment, as well as tips to save money.