Conclusion: With a revamped user interface and features borrowed from Magellan's high-end GPS devices, the RoadMate 1470 is both easy to use and an excellent value.
Pros: Larger-than-average 4.7-inch screen. Maps for U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico. Excellent interface and POI search capabilities. AAA TourBook guide. Text-to-speech conversion. Multisegment routing. Lane assist.
Cons: No pedestrian mode or support for multiple vehicle profiles. Limited route avoidances. Limited language and voice support.
Excerpt: The Magellan RoadMate 1470 is one of several new models introduced by the company in the spring of 2009. This 4.7” touch-screen unit offers Magellan’s new One Touch interface, AAA TourBook, Highway Lane Assist, exit POIs and multi-destination routing.